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  1. A group of students wearing red shirts sit in two rows among booths in a school cafeteria.

    First Person: A Recipe for Cultural Exchange

    Thao Nguyen '22

    My story begins when the white St. Lawrence University van I was riding in came to a stop outside of Madrid-Waddington Central School (MWCS), home of the Yellow Jackets, 20 minutes from campus. Inside the van, 15 St. Lawrence students waited to begin the first-ever cultural exchange mission organized by Common Ground Connections (CGC), a brand new club at the time.

  2. A large group of students gather for a photo at the base of a fire tower atop Mount Azure.

    First Person: How to Get Involved On Campus

    Wesley Dixon '22

    Here at St. Lawrence, there are a lot of opportunities to participate in activities that interest you. When you set foot on campus, one of the first things that you participate in during First-Year...

  3. Two students wearing neon snow pants and jackets ski off of a jump together.

    First Person: 10 Creative Ideas for Your First-Year Packing List

    Olivia Melvin '23

    As a sophomore at St. Lawrence, I remember exactly what it was like trying to prepare myself to live somewhere new. How much do I really need to bring? How do I make my new room feel like home? Most...

  4. Six students walk with golf bags on some of their shoulders on the golf course.

    First Person: Not Your Average Summer School Experience

    Ellie Richardson '23

    Spending the summer at St. Lawrence has opened my eyes to all of the different activities accessible to students in the North Country. After this crazy year, getting outside and enjoying the sweet...

  5. A student walks up a path between a stone church and an academic building on the Saint Lawrence University campus at sunet.

    First Person: Summer at St. Lawrence

    Abigail Mattoon '22

    Every college campus faced an unexpected disruption to their sense of normalcy last March at the onset of the global pandemic. The COVID-19 college experience is unique to our generation of students...

  6. A student sitting inside the Student Center and working on her computer.

    First Person: 10 Things You'll Learn as an Admissions Summer Intern

    Rosie Johns '23

    Entering the adult world is scary. In my first year at St. Lawrence, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, let alone what I wanted to do with my life (which was okay!). As the year passed by, I got...

  7. A student wearing a mask and preparing a layout on a computer.

    First Person: Why The Hill News is More Than Just a Newspaper

    Brynn Afton '23

    Friday morning breakfast. To some, it's just a meal, but to me, it's my favorite tradition. Friday morning breakfast means two things. First, I'll be surrounded by the very best people I have had the...

  8. Lampsons Falls, waterfalls in Northern New York.

    First Person: Top Three Waterfalls to Visit in St. Lawrence County

    Jenna Mack '23

    When searching for colleges to apply to my senior year of high school, I was looking for a school that was the perfect distance from home and was close to water. I grew up camping on the St. Lawrence...

  9. A group of twelve students stand in two rows on the snowy front steps of their residence.

    First Person: What I Would Tell Myself as a First-Year

    Nicole Greene '21

    "College was the best four years of my entire life. Enjoy it while it lasts because it'll be over before you know it..." That's the classic line that we've all heard a thousand times from our uncle...

  10. A sign welcoming guests to Saint Lawrence and outlining COVID19 safety precautions.

    First Person: SLU (Missed) Connections and the Value of Community

    Cameron Morrissey '21

    The presence of COVID-19 has required everybody around the globe to make adjustments to their everyday lifestyle, and college campuses are no exception. It was impossible to imagine as underclassmen...