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For the past four years, when asked where I go to college, the responses are the same. “Woah,” they’ll say getting wide-eyed, “You weren’t kidding when you said Upstate New York.” Nope, I wasn’t, but that’s what I love about St. Lawrence.
Combining My Academic Passions into an SYE
“Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a senior with a double major in English and Math.” This is usually my opening line as a tour guide in the Admissions Office as I begin a one-on-one tour with a prospective student and their family around campus.
A Quick 'Note' on Being the Director of The Singing Saints
When I came to SLU, I knew I wanted to be a Singing Saint -and the experience has given me more than I could have ever imagined.
A Day in the Life: How Two Laurentians Manage Time
Being a student at SLU is a 24-hour job. You have to keep track of work for four (or sometimes more) classes, find time for three meals a day, manage a social life, and find your career track. These are just some of the responsibilities students have.
We Had Beef: The Story of Personal Growth Through the Community-Based Learning Program
One of the most treasured St. Lawrence University features is an infinite appreciation and use of acronyms for activities, offices, and destinations. The second distinctive characteristic of SLU would be its genuine interest in serving the local community.
Commons to Kappa: Different Place, Same Me
At the end of my sophomore year, I was at a crossroads. I was living in Commons College, one of the many theme houses here at St. Lawrence. Commons is centered on the concept of a community; living, learning and serving together around a specific theme.
Global Studies at St. Lawrence
The first day of the second semester of my first year, I sat in Richardson Hall awaiting my professor to teach Global Studies 101: Global Political Economy. Little did I know this class would change my academic path for the better at SLU.
LINC: Rick Beyer's Laws to Live By
As a participant in the Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC) sophomore mentoring program at St. Lawrence University, I recently had the opportunity to meet my mentor in person during the LINC Kick-Off Weekend!
iSPY SLU - How You'll Find SLU Wherever You Go
When I was a little kid, I used to love to play the game iSpy on long car rides. My older brothers would take turns giving me “iSpys,” to guess. Usually they were all very simple: “iSpy something blue.” “The sky.” Bingo. “iSpy something green.” “The trees.” Yup.
Learning to Like Red Beans
Six months in China presented a series of small challenges. I won’t lie. I was incredibly nervous before my departure. I grew up in a small town and had never traveled anywhere by myself, especially not outside of the country.
Is Graduation Scary? Navigating Post-Grad Decisions
“So what are your plans after graduation?” “History? What are you going to do with that degree?” “I bet you are so ready to graduate and get out there into the ‘real world’, right?”