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St. Lawrence has no shortage of crazy creative, passionate and environmentally-conscious students, and any student can get involved by joining one of these student-run environmental organizations: 1. Environmental Conservation Committee
10 Best Ways to Spend Your Quarantine
While we are amidst unthinkable times during a global pandemic, many Laurentians have taken solace in the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." This figure of speech is one you can trace back all the way to your earliest memories as a child.
A Journey Between Cantons
I’ve always been intrigued by Venezuelan insults.
The Magic of the Liberal Arts: How Being Indecisive Helped Me Find My Major
If my friends and family were asked, “What word best describes Sally?”, without an ounce of hesitation the answer would be, “Indecisive." Whether it’s picking a place to eat, a show to watch, or a simple yes-or-no question, I always require a significant amount of time to weigh my options.
Fighting the Freshman 15: Food Options, Exercise Opportunities
Let’s be real here, a girl’s gotta eat! And, while I’m used to my traditional Ethiopian dinners (cooked by my mom at home) and having after-school sports incorporated into my schedule to keep me fit, college is VERY different.
Why I Decided to Join Greek Life
As I was beginning my college search, Greek Life was never something I wanted or thought about participating in. Growing up, there were stereotypes associated with sororities and Greek Life as a whole.
My Saviour as an International Student
As I reminisce about my three years on the St.Lawrence campus, I still get drawn to the memories of my first day here, my first day in the United States of America. I woke up in the comfort of my makeshift room in Dean Eaton on a hot summer day.
The Perks of the First-Year Program (FYP)
The First-Year Program (FYP) has been at St. Lawrence University for over 30 years and it’s something that the students here truly appreciate. The program has three pillars: academic, advising, and residence. This means that you will have a common class of 20-30 students.
Sun, Snow, Hot, Cold: How to Get Outdoors Without Leaving Campus
From 90-degree heatwaves in the fall and spring to the deep freezes of the winter, Canton’s seasons are unique to say the least. While these extremes scare some, this broad range of weather provides the ever adventurous and optimistic St.
Winter at Whiteface: Five Favorite Ski Trails
The dog days of winter in the North Country are upon us. I’ve always considered SLU students a different breed because we still trek through snow with the same smile that we would have with our flip-flops on in late August. I was raised on winter sports and leisure: Ice-hockey and skiing.
Random First-Year Roommate Experience
I never had a Facebook until I received my very first college acceptance letter. To this day, I still struggle with navigating this “foreign” site.