Never before in the long-spanning history of the Java Barn has a show had to be canceled due to a pandemic. Canceling a Java show was once a rare occasion; reserved for a band blowing a tire on the drive up, or a DJ not coming prepared with their equipment.
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Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.
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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
Community Beyond Campus: Studying Abroad in Kenya
When writing about studying abroad, it's easy to fall back into the classic response you share with people who inquire about it: "Oh yeah, it was awesome!" But, given time to dig into it, there are many layers to studying abroad, especially in such a diverse program as our Kenya Semester Progra
The Farm at Kirk Douglas: a Student-Run Farm-to-Table Experience
I ladle a spoonful of chili into the fifth of 72 bowls to be served this evening.
Finding an Academic Interest Through the Liberal Arts
There is something so special about a liberal arts education that is hard to explain until you’ve experienced it. I came to SLU knowing that I wanted to be a biology major and study science in some capacity to pursue a career in medicine.
Mokuhanga: My Printmaking Journey
A fishing boat, small enough to miss, is suspended in the frothy jaws of a monstrous wave, moments away from the water’s crash. Mt. Fuji watches silently from the background, subtle and stable in the midst of this raging ocean scene.
A Year of Firsts and Lasts
When I thought about what my senior year would look like, I had many high expectations. I wanted to have made new friends, tried new activities, traveled to different countries, and feel prepared to take on the world. I soon realized that those goals weren’t as unattainable as they seemed.
A Californian's Guide to North Country Winters
What was it like seeing snow for the first time at St. Lawrence?
St. Lawrence has no shortage of crazy creative, passionate, and environmentally-conscious students, and any student can get involved by joining one of our student-run environmental organizations.
Hitting the Slopes: Club Sports as a Former Varsity Athlete
For as long as I can remember, my weekends (and as I got older, my weeks) were filled with ski practice. My life was dryland training sessions, days spent on ski mountains, and hours tuning my skis at night.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Celebrating 20 Years of the Adirondack Semester
When asked how the Adirondack Semester has impacted my life, it is not a question of how, but how did it not. This off-campus program shaped the majority of my St. Lawrence experience and has directly contributed to the life I lead today.
Experiencing the West While Going to St. Lawrence: Big Sky and The Grand Tetons
As some of you may be wondering from the title, how on EARTH could a student at St. Lawrence University, a school in the Northeast, claim that some of the most rewarding experiences she had while attending SLU took place nearly 2,000 miles away from campus?