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.
Three Sisters, Nine Years, One SLU: Having All My Siblings at St. Lawrence
When you go off to college, you form incredibly tight bonds with your friends. Over time they become your second family that you create unforgettable memories with at hockey games, weekly dinners and first-year classes. Together, you become each other’s support group and survival guides.
How St. Lawrence Was Able To Further My Career Exploration
Ever since early high school, I was enamored with the idea of starting down a career path of my own. This interest sparked through an internship at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Men’s Buying.
No Language Requirement, No Problem: Finding My Passion for Spanish
Foreign Language; to some, the mere mention of the phrase can send shudders down spines. For native English speakers like myself born in a unilingual household, attempting any foreign language usually begins in a classroom, and is usually completed due to a language requirement.
There comes a time in every student's life, whether it be high school or college, where we ask ourselves, “How is this going to help me in the real world?” I remember taking calculus in high school and wondering how derivatives were going to land me a job.
Ping Pong: A Pathfinding Experience
My St. Lawrence journey has been molded by ping pong. Of course I didn’t expect this as a first-year student, but ping pong has become my greatest tool for finding my path as a Saint.
What It's Like to Have a Bike
Bringing a bike to St. Lawrence makes sense for two reasons: the campus and the student body.
Finding Your Way Through Sophomore Fall: Majors, Living Arrangements and More
In the 5th grade, I announced to my mom that I wouldn’t be going to college. “Does everyone HAVE to go?’ I queried. My older sister’s knowing smile (or maybe it was a sneer) crept across her face as she parroted, “Yes. YOU HAVE to go!” My stomach sank.
On Saturday, October 21, nearly 240 students participated in the national Make A Difference Day, also known as MADD. This day is celebrated across the country in which universities come together through service.
A Summer In Canton
Star gazing at midnight, s’mores and friends, and a barbecue every week pretty much sums up my summer. This summer I was on campus monitoring wild bee diversity in ornamental gardens alongside approximately 50 other students. My research was funded by the Ronald E.
I Came To St. Lawrence To Go To Prison
St. Lawrence offers students the opportunity to take classes on “the inside." Each semester, professors from departments such as English, chemistry, the First-Year Program and history offer a learning experience like no other.