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No Ordinary University: Connections with Faculty and Staff
I have always found the dynamic between teachers and students fascinating. Growing up in a household with two parents who worked in the public school system, I quickly gained an understanding of the importance of education.
On To The Real World, But First...
One last time. One final semester at SLU.
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.
Seize the Tight-Knit Community that Defines SLU
A community is a place where we feel comfortable being ourselves; a place where we are encouraged and supported by our peers. When I was looking at colleges, I knew the type of community that I wanted, but how was I supposed to find it?
Success in Science and Sports
Typical In-Season Schedule 6:15 a.m. – Wake-Up 6:40 a.m. – Arrive in the locker room and put volleyball gear on 6:50 a.m. – Start warming up in gym 7:00 a.m. – Begin individual practice session 7:50 a.m. – Back down to locker room, shower, get dressed, and go to Dana for quick meal
Neglected Connections: Getting to Know Your Professors
We are told that we will make connections in college that will last the rest of our lives. Our minds immediately jump to thinking about making friends and having good times, bad times, experiences you wish you didn’t remember and those you can’t forget.
Diving into New Waters
Scuba diving hooked me from my very first dive. I was in Jamaica with my family, and we all decided to embark on a scuba adventure together. We put on the wetsuits and tanks, trained with our instructors, and then were taken out into the open ocean.
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.