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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.
Turning Study Abroad into a Graduate School Plan
Little did I know that when I crossed that bone-chilling jetway onto my EI 137 in Boston heading for Dublin in January of 2017 that I would be repeating that same journey a year and a half later.
You Get Credit for That?
Picture yourself waist deep in Jackson Hole powder or atop a beautiful rock climb in Joshua Tree National Park. Here at St. Lawrence University you can receive REAL college credit for these adventures. These might be some of the most extraordinary classrooms in the world. The St.
Working Hard and Having Fun
When I came to St. Lawrence as a first year, I was a bit hesitant to get too involved in the dance community on campus. But, by the end of my first year I was missing the stage. So when registration came around, I signed up for Beginning Ballet.
Becoming Vegetarian... Or Not
When I came to St. Lawrence, my diet changed quite a bit. I knew that I might have to give up my regular indulgence in traditional Jamaican dishes like Ackee and Saltfish, Curry Goat, and Jerk Pork. What I did not know, however, is that I would finally develop a liking for salads. Yes, salads.
Studying on Blue Mountains and in Blue Streams
At St. Lawrence, there are numerous opportunities to get outside - whether it be an afternoon walk down the Avenue of the Elms or a wilder adventure into the Adirondacks. However, time to do so can only occur if you take care of all your academics first.
Transitioning to College Through the FYP
It wasn’t the professors, or even the course I was taking, that made my First-Year Program (FYP) experience so memorable. The group of unfamiliar people that I would soon come to associate with laughter, comfort and never-ending conversation enriched my first year at St.
Singing With the Saints
It’s always an amazing moment when your friends and family gather together to celebrate what you love. Now, normally this kind of sentimentality is reserved for weddings and funerals, but here at St.
100 Nights Left of College
Every year at St. Lawrence, there is a ceremony called “100th Night Before Commencement” for the graduating class to come together and reminisce on the past four years we have shared at this magical place.
A Recommendation From a Fellow Laurentian: Visit Career Services, Early and Often!
As an English major, I’ve quickly realized that my professional path after college is not nearly as linear or pre-determined as that of a future doctor or lawyer.
Nine Tips for Surviving Lab
No matter the major, every SLU student must take a class with a lab component at least once before they graduate. People who major in the sciences will take a lot more than one. In fact, many science majors find themselves taking at least one and often two labs every semester.