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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 Zen Garden: The Fruit of a Class Vision
It’s not hard to find a peaceful spot on the St. Lawrence campus. I’ve spent countless afternoons beneath autumn-tinged trees, or reclined in an Adirondack chair on the quad, spending quiet moments to let the North County beauty sink in.
As a senior in high school, I was wide-eyed and confused by the college process. I visited school after school, hoping to have that “aha” moment, the moment I would know I had found the perfect fit. I went on countless tours and sat in on innumerable info sessions.
Hana's Declassified SLU Survival Guide
If you are anything like me and love this place (or want to love this place), I have a few things that you might find useful. Here, are some of my insights into how to maximize your time at this "hidden gem.” 1) Recognize your privilege, and make good use of it!
A Major Decision
A lot of people think they know what they want to study when they go off to college. Many times this can be stressful for students, and they may not end up enjoying their major, which can lead to higher stress and lower grades.
Eating Our Way Through The North Country
My favorite part of St. Lawrence are the friends that have become family over the course of my time here. At home, we have family dinner every night; the same goes when we’re all at school.
Eight Things Every International Student Should Do at St. Lawrence
I was born and raised in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Swaziland. I attended a national primary school in the capital city of Swaziland, and for my secondary education I attended an international school called Waterford Kamhlaba, which was also in the capital city.
My Experience Running for Thelomathesian Society President!
My experience running for the Thelomathesian (Thelmo) Society President was one of the most inspiring and challenging experiences I have been through while a student at St Lawrence. Student government has always been a passion of my mine.
Spring Break in La Grave, France
In February of 2017, an email from St. Lawrence's Outdoor Program appeared in my inbox and it contained a link to a YouTube clip that would leave me captivated and drawn in by the melodious French music, majestic peaks, and endless powder.
The Journey of the SLU Spirit Shirt
“Is that the St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York?”
L.M. Montgomery: Thank You for Helping Me Find the Best Kept Secret
Twelve college applications submitted and endless road trips later, the summers going into my junior and senior year became a time where I had more questions than answers; questions such as, do you want to go to a small or large school? Are you trying to play sports in college?
Nicaraguan Adventures with the Outdoor Program
I’m lying on a surfboard paddling into an oncoming wave. I reach it just as it crests and I slide over it into calmer waters below. Turning around, I paddle back to India, one of our instructors, so she can help me time the next wave and give me a push into it.