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SNOW DAY!

by Jeanne on February 25, 2013

in College Life

This is what Fontbonne looked like on our SNOW DAY!!

SNOW DAY MORNING :)

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Hello Everyone,
NEDA week is coming to Fontbonne this week!! What is it? It is National Eating Disorder Awareness. A group of dedicated students set up various events throughout Fontbonne to bring to light the tragedy that an eating disorder can bring to a person’s life, how to help someone with an eating disorder, and more. Posters are everywhere and a Facebook event has been listed. Keep your eyes out!!
So Far the lineup includes:
MONDAY: LIBBY LYONS presents an interactive session on eating disorders from 12-1pm in the Lewis Room.
WEDNESDAY: What do you know about eating disorders? Find out in the DSAC from 11am-1pm and win a HOMEMADE COOKIE!
Something St. Joseph Hall on the 3rd Floor is Operation Beautiful. It is an inspirational post-it note program from a Blog called Operation Beautiful. The Girls floor of St. Joseph Hall helps this blog by posting positive post-it notes!! Hopefully you can see some of the ones I am and will be posting throughout the semester! This blog is especially good for NEDA week and anyone can do it! Just go to www.operationbeautiful.com !!

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Hello Everyone,
As you probably already know, November 6th, 2012 was Election Day! For myself, I woke to the beautiful time of 5 AM, drove in the freezing cold, and waited for about an hour and a half to finally cast my vote. Polls did not open until 6 AM, but at my polling place the line was long despite my early arrival. The lined moved fast and I could hear the chatter of others discussing who they were going to vote for. This was my first Presidential Election. I have heard many arguments about the candidates and voting in general. Some tell me to vote one way because of this and others tell me to vote another way because of that. A few even stated that my vote did not count anyway so why even vote! All I know is that voting is one of those rites of passage that I think everyone should be proud to be able to do. It might not seem the most ideal, but it is better than having a dictator or someone else deciding what to write on my ballot. Maybe that is what people should take away from Election Day.

Whether democrat, republican, third party, tea party, doesn’t matter. What matters is the chance to come together as a whole to decide the fate of the country we live in. That might sound a like something from a movie, but isn’t that what we are doing? We are picking one person to be the head of the political system we chose to have in America. The power might not be equivalent to a dictator because of the other parts of our government, but it is there and has many chances to change America for better or for worse. Opposing sides will always exist and there will always be people upset with the outcome when it comes to Election Day. This should not deter you from voting though! If you don’t use it, it can easily be taken away. Now I voted. Did you?

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Hello Everyone,
Our prompt this week was to reflect on something that we try to do every day that is challenging in our life. I racked my brain for something that I do and I guess my answer to this prompt is I simply try every day to live a healthy lifestyle. Two things I make sure to do is exercise and eat healthy. Sounds simple, but every day is a new day full of challenges and temptations. I find it way too easy to justify the multiple deserts in one day instead of just one because of the various “exercises” I did that day (and that could just be using the stairs in Ryan or Medaille!). I am not saying it is the worst thing in the world to indulge. I actually find it very satisfying to have moments of no guilt snacking because we are only human and sometimes we want those uber greasy French fries and slice of German chocolate cake! Some things I try to do, as a college student with a limited budget is to try to only buy a few snacks to have in my room like apples, carrots, or peanuts. All are good sources of vitamins and protein. Besides the “good-for-you” snacks, I make it a point to have one “bad-for-you” snack, like Oreos or a couple candy bars because on rough days apples are not going to make you feel better. Chocolate is a good pick me up and having some in your room already keeps you from spending unnecessary dollars at the vending machine! Eating good is great, but not complete without that all engrossing work out that keeps your blood pumping and mind moving to be fueled and focused for academics. I lack motivation to exercise on my own. I always start off strong then peter out as time goes with various excuses (homework, need sleep, I don’t feel like it).

A great thing Fontbonne provides is the wellness classes throughout the year like yoga, Zumba, and boot camp. I have done the yoga class, which was a great time to relieve my stress and anxiety. I, also, do the Zumba class at Fontbonne and student only have to pay $10 for the entire class. That is way cheaper than any monthly gym subscription! What helps me get to the classes is having a buddy. She keeps me motivated to want to come to class every week because I like spending time with my friends and a wellness class is more fun with people you know. So this life style is a never-ending work in progress. A lot of days I fail in little ways, but I do not let them completely stunt my head way. I just keep moving forward. One day at a time. So find something in your life that you wish to change and just keep on trying until something works. It will be worth it in the end!

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What is happening this week at FONTBONNE!?

by Jeanne October 22, 2012

Hello Everyone, The weekend has sped by on rockets in my opinion! This semester, altogether, has gone by TOO fast! I would like to remind all students that registration is just around the corner. So keep your eyes out for those spring course catalogs!! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this [...]

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Fat Free Talk!

by Jeanne October 22, 2012

Hello Everyone, I have been lagging with consistent, on time, blogs, but this week is full of good things (besides those Monday Blues)! One cause that is great and is a focus this week is “Fat Free Talk.” This means that you and those around should eliminate “fat talk” in conversations. You know the phrases [...]

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RELEASE THE CRAZY!

by Jeanne October 10, 2012

Hello Everyone, It is around midterm time! I have taken one and have another one waiting for me this week. These major tests always result in super stress and a very forgetful mind. I think I might have lost something at least 5 times! It could be a pen, my phone, a homework assignment, car [...]

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Did I Make the Right Choice?!?!

by Jeanne September 28, 2012

Hello everyone, One of the most terrifying things I have discovered about college is only two words and it is MAJOR APPROVAL! This comes in a lovely form that tells the college you are going to what you will be studying to become for the duration of your stay. This means that you have pretty [...]

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THUNDERSTORMS!!

by Jeanne September 26, 2012

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to take a brief moment to share with you the LOVE I have for thunderstorms!!! They are probably the most gorgeous works of nature that anyone could experience on a regular basis. Seeing the lightening crack across the sky sends a thrill through me every time. Hearing the crash of [...]

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WOE is ILLNESS

by Jeanne September 20, 2012

Hello Everyone, Well the FLU is about, so watch out! I have, unfortunately, caught the bug and it is one of those colds that stuff up your nose so much you can’t breathe! People usually lay in bed, drink lots of orange juice, and sleep it off. I did no such thing. I had my [...]

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