I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
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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.
Life After Abroad: How to Adjust Back to Campus
“Nervous?” My mom asked as we drove the final stretch of our nine-hour drive from Alexandria, Virginia, to Canton. “A bit,” I mumbled.
The Jibber Jabber that Handed Me a Home
So, ‘what’s a theme house?’ you ask. Well, a theme house is a pretty unique residence that tends to exist only on small, liberal arts college campuses.
The Benefits of Becoming a Student-Athlete
Endless hours spent getting up shots in the gym, running to class from a group lift with a granola bar and wet hair (that freezes in the St.
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.