Scarlet & Brown Stories

Scarlet & Brown Stories: A podcast from St. Lawrence University.

Scarlet & Brown Stories: A podcast from St. Lawrence University.

Join us each month as members of the Laurentian community chat about what St. Lawrence University and being a Laurentian means to them.  On this podcast, you'll hear incredible stories from alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students.  Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Scarlet & Brown Stories 

New episodes drop monthly on the second Monday of each month.

Headshots of Josh Lanza and Kyle Jicha with Saints Esports Logo overlaid on Saints Athletics Facilities

Episode 8: Esports with Josh Lanza and Kyle Jicha

Esports is relatively new to campus life at St. Lawrence University, but this athletics team provides a unique community to students, allowing them to take their passion and channel it into strategy, teamwork, and competition.  Esports Coordinator Josh Lanza and Overwatch Coach Kyle Jicha share the team's origin and what it’s doing for students on campus now, and in the future.

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Episode 7: Andy Chan '14

This month Andy Chan ’14 shares the impact Laurentians have had on his life, both professionally and personally, and his experience serving on the St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees as a McCurdy-Sprague trustee.

Andy Chan ’14 is a Director of Product Management at Avalara, a cloud-based software platform that provides an end-to-end suite of sales and other transactional tax compliance solutions.  Andy graduated from St. Lawrence with honors in economics, and went on to earn a master’s in analytics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Duke University.

Hana plays a guitar and sings into a microphone.

Episode 6: Hana Bushara '21

This month Hana Bushara ’21 shares her love for music and the St. Lawrence community all the way from graduate school in London. In addition to chatting about her memories of her time at St. Lawrence, Hana also plays a bit of her original music for us.

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Episode 5: Paul Doty & Paul Haggett

Who burned down the original St. Lawrence gymnasium?  Curious about one of a kind collections and manuscripts?  What were Fisher Hall and Laurentian Hall?   Listen to this month's episode featuring Paul Doty, Special Collections & Archives Librarian, and Paul Haggett, Archivist's Assistant, from the Owen D. Young Library's Special Collections and Archives to find out more and test your knowledge of Laurentian lore.

Jeff Byrne with mountains in the background

Episode 4: Jeff Byrne '74

This month Jeff Byrne ’74 joined us from Lake Placid, NY for a conversation about his passion for athletics and mentorship, and the impact that the Olympic Regional Development Authority has on the region. 

Alumna stands in front of some trees

Episode 3: Sonja Jensen '19

This month we’re all about food! Sonja Jensen ’19 shares her journey through SLU PIC to her current role at GardenShare (, working with local farmers and farmers’ markets here in St. Lawrence County.  If you want learn more about the North Country and why some alumni stick around, start here!

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Episode 2: Dzifa Yador '11

Dzifa Yador ’11 shares the story of her journey from St. Lawrence University to Spotify Podcasts, and in her story we see part of St. Lawrence’s own journey of growth. Plus, she gave us a few podcast tips along the way.

Hagi Bradley and Waterfall

Episode 1: Hagi Bradley

Welcome to the first episode of Scarlet and Brown Stories! This month we kick things off with Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Hagi Bradley.  Hagi shares his journey to St. Lawrence and how he found his forever home in our little corner of the world. Between sharing his experiences guiding the campus through the COVID-19 pandemic, Hagi shares his hopes for St. Lawrence, and his love for North Country Waterfalls and all things Yoda.


The Scarlet & Brown Stories podcast is produced by St. Lawrence University's offices of Laurentian Engagement and Annual Giving with music by Christopher Watts, inspired by Eugene Wright '49.