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.
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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.
How SLU Relates to Roosters, Spirits and a Navy Ship
As I approach Herring Cole during each one of my campus tours, I see family members' eyes trail over to the majestic sandstone building with copper detailing. “This is one of our two buildings on the National Registry for Historic Buildings," I say.
When a Theme House Becomes a Theme Home
I don’t often find myself pondering questions of existentialism during my car rides back to school. Anxious to get back to my friends and schoolwork that await me in the North Country; these five-hour drives usually consist of loud music and a whole bunch of mindlessness.
Conversations at the Grill and in the Classroom: Thanks to My St. Lawrence Advisor
Where would I be without Professor Juraj Kittler’s guidance? In all honesty, that’s something I try not to think about.
A Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete
Being a student-athlete at St. Lawrence is a difficult and rewarding experience. Student-athletes put copious hours into fine-tuning their skills and preparing their minds and bodies in order to beat their opponents.
The Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2017
Laurentians love stories. In 2017, we shared more than 90 of them here on the St. Lawrence Blog, a space that gives students a chance to share their St. Lawrence tales, perspectives and insights to help future Saints better understand what sets our community apart from other colleges and universities.
For outdoor sportspeople, the cycle of the seasons not only parallels the media we consume and the recreation we pursue, but our behavioral norms. Whichever activity holds the most hallowed space in their hearts fuels a relentless appetite for movement and exploration.
Quality Over Quantity: What Every Student Should Consider Before Starting a Club at St. Lawrence
Otium- Latin for leisure or free time. Something that most of us college students crave whenever we are being engulfed by homework, school and just stress, in general. Not all students engage in the same activities during their leisure time. For example, some like to paint when they’re free.
Dorm Sweet Dorm
St. Lawrence has 14 dorms, 15 theme houses, and 24 senior townhouses. Each of these places to live has a different personality and characteristic that makes it unique. During our time at SLU, we get to experience living in about four of these places that help shape our college experience.
Surviving SLU Culture: An Island Girl's Perspective
As I stepped out of the security van in front of my dorm, taking in what will be my new residence for four years, I could feel the warmth of the sun on my skin with a cool breeze that made me feel a little chilly, nothing a light jacket couldn’t tackle.
Home Is As Far Away As You Make It
The tailgate to my car barely closes and I can’t see out the back. I hug my parents and say, “I’ll see you during the next break!” I give my dog a belly rub and tell him he’s a good boy, hop in my car, and wave goodbye as I pull out of the driveway.