At the start of my senior year of high school, I was very eager to apply to schools. I had spent the last year researching and touring schools, making pro and con lists, and finalizing the criteria that would determine what my “perfect school” would look like.
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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.
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.
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?”
A Love Letter to the Winston Room
One of my favorite things about St. Lawrence University is the Winston Room. The Winston Room is our multi-purpose room inside of the Sullivan Student Center where students gets to make it whatever they want.
What Can We Squeeze Into Four Days?
For most, a four-day weekend would mean catching up on sleep, possibly a few chores, and relaxation. St. Lawrence students see a four-day weekend a little differently, like 12 hours deep into Northern Quebec, scaling New Hampshire rock faces, and pushing the limits of two wheels different.
Twigs and Chips: St. Lawrence and Its Legacies
Chips and twigs, twigs and chips? What do these two words mean, and how do they make any sense in context to St. Lawrence University? I asked myself this when I heard the terms: "twigs" is St. Lawrence jargon for siblings of St. Lawrence alumni (“twigs”) or children (“chips”) of St. Lawrence alums.
College Visits: It’s More Than Just a Tour
One of the fondest memories from my senior year of high school was driving away from St. Lawrence after my tour and telling my mom that I knew I would be happy here. My tour gave me the reassurance that no matter what I studied or what groups I joined, I could find my place here.