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by Elizabeth March 20, 2012

Psssstt…hey you! Guess what? IT’S SPRING TIME! Maybe it’s not calendar-official, but with the dogwoods in full bloom and green grass everywhere and temps in the 70s and 80s – 80s! – I’m declaring it springtime in the STL. I even saw a bunny rabbit munching on some grass today, which reminded me of the […]

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Supporting My Fellow Griffins

by Elizabeth March 9, 2012

Hi there! How do I show my school spirit?  Well… I guess I show my enthusiasm for the school community mostly by supporting other groups’ events.  I’m not in every club on campus, but I end up attending lots of groups’ events because I know the people running them or I have friends in the […]

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by Elizabeth March 5, 2012

That’s the name of this book I’m reading, and it’s by this guy named Neal Stephenson. I’m kind of obsessed with it at this point: it’s 1400 pages, and I’ve been reading it for a month, so I’m getting to know these characters pretty well, and I’ll miss them when the book’s over. The reason […]

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Happy Lent!

by Elizabeth February 27, 2012

Yessir, it’s that time of year again (provided you’re a (practicing) Catholic (and I think other Christian denominations celebrate it, too) (I’m really hitting the parentheses here, no?)) : Lent. Last week, we had an Ash Wednesday Mass in the Chapel, and afterward, there was a soup-and-bread “meal” where faculty and staff members dragged in their crock pots and offered everyone bottomless bowls […]

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Choosing a Major

by Elizabeth February 21, 2012

Howdy, readers! I wanted to write a brief post about last week’s blog topic, choosing a major. I had first approached this problem from the “Well, what subject do you like best in school?” angle, and that had initially led me to history.  I figured I could teach high school with it, and all would […]

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Leaders Have Lots to Learn

by Elizabeth February 14, 2012

Hi all, This past weekend, I attended a great conference put on by Maryville University and Fontbonne called the Summit on Leadership Development.  It was open to any school within “drivable distance” according to the keynote speaker, Tracy Knofla, a leadership trainer, and that meant there were students from as close-by as Saint Louis University […]

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My Rationale For Choosing Fontbonne

by Elizabeth February 8, 2012

Hi all, For the first time ever, I’m going to write along the lines of the weekly theme, which for this week is “Why Did You Choose Fontbonne?”  (Proud of me?) Honestly, it all came down to, as the real estate agents say, “Location, location, location.”  I knew I wanted a school in Saint Louis […]

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And If It Takes Forever, Forever It’ll Be

by Elizabeth February 3, 2012

I hate to use a quote from a song as a blog title because that seems to encroach on the territory claimed by a fellow unmentioned blogger (cough…Carly), but I’m listening to a live album from Ok Go, and there’s this song called “Last Leaf” that is super cute, so I thought I’d pull that […]

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What? You’re Telling Me I Have To Study?

by Elizabeth January 23, 2012

I’ve only had three days of classes so far (my schedule works out so that I don’t have any classes on Fridays!), but I’m exhausted by school already, and the (admittedly weak) enthusiasm with which I came into the new term is swiftly dimming. (Geek-out time:  if you graphed on a Cartesian plane the change […]

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Aaaand We’re Back!

by Elizabeth January 17, 2012

“So, didja do anything fun over break?” Five dollars says at least one person’s going to ask me that in the course of the next few days, and I’d better have an answer ready! I didn’t go anywhere – my whole extended family comes into Saint Louis for Christmas  – but I had some great […]

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