One of the North Country’s most notable aspects are its breathtaking sunsets. Being on campus for the summer working as an Admissions Summer Intern afforded me the opportunity to take in the beauty of SLU’s campus and its surrounding areas more than I ever have before.
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Beyond a Textbook: My Summer Program in Israel
I was never much of a rule breaker, but violating international law might’ve had to be an exception. In front of me was a large, 10-foot-tall sign prohibiting the entrance into Area A fully controlled by the Palestinian Authority, in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.
The Top 10 "Instagram-able" Places at St. Lawrence
It’s no secret that St. Lawrence’s campus is beautiful. The St. Lawrence charm around every corner brings life and allure to our community. Every season brings a fresh new look, painting the campus in new colors and sights.
When Ideas Become Reality
During the spring semester of my sophomore year, I signed up for a trip to attend the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., led by three SLU students from the Women’s Resource Center.
How to Brave the Canton Chill
As a Canadian, I have grown up accustomed to the cold temperatures and in my life have learned many tips on how to stay as warm as possible during the depths of the winter.
Obtaining the True ODY Library Experience
A library can be a daunting place for many students. The subconscious mind may often associate this location with late nights, rapidly-approaching deadlines, and a high intake of caffeine, making it easy to overlook the fantastic resources provided by the Owen D.
Surviving an Outdoor Major as an Indoor Kid
A ladybug scared me on the van ride back to St. Lawrence. To give myself some credit, there were multiple ladybugs and they were all very active. Every time I flinched, I apologized profusely to the rest of the geology lab students in the van.
The Value of a Smile
I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
Sustainability at SLU: Going Green through Activism
While searching for potential colleges to attend during my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted my future classmates to be three things: engaged in the world around them, deeply passionate about the environment, and true ‘outdoors people.’ SLU gave me a combination of all three.
The Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2018
Laurentians love stories. In 2018, we shared nearly 100 of them here on the St. Lawrence Blog, a space that gives students (and sometimes faculty, staff members and alumni) a chance to share their St.
Kenya Believe It?
Before coming to St. Lawrence, I had seen the statistic that approximately 65-70 % students study off campus. However, being an international student, who would technically be already studying abroad here, I did not put much thought into the study abroad programs.
Getting into the Holiday Spirit on Campus
The holidays are here & St. Lawrence knows how to get into the spirit! From the Brewer Bookstore to campus concerts- everyone is spreading holiday cheer. Although finals are also around the corner, here are some ways to enjoy the season in the North Country.