From the category archives:

Our Causes


by Alumni Posts March 14, 2012

You think that your days are hard. Take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and log onto YouTube and search KONY2012. Nothing is more powerful than an idea. The idea is to make the world aware of the cruelness around us. Kony is a horrible man who abducts children in their sleep […]

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by Deanna March 9, 2012

Just a couple of nights ago, I got home late at night from work and I did my usual routine of checking my Twitter and then my Facebook. Repeatedly on Twitter I saw the hashtag #KONY2012. Naturally at first I assumed it was a new political leader in the running for the election this year… […]

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Determination, Procrastionation, Eating Disorder Awareness

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

Hello everyone, As some of you might have noticed, the Lenten Season started this past Wednesday. This year, I have been hoping to be less of a procrastinator. Lately, I have been putting things off until the last minute, which causes stress, the ripping out of hair, and the occasional yelling at the ceiling to […]

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The Power of a Hug

by Alumni Posts October 3, 2011

There are no words that can be said to compare to a hug. There is something special about embracing someone that is unexplainable. We hug when we are excited, we hug when we are happy, and we hug when we are sad; and they all help in some way. I read an article a while […]

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Looking Forward to Friday!

by Alumni Posts February 23, 2011

I’m sure this is a common thought for most people during the workweek, but I happen to be extra excited because I’m planning on hitting the mall! And while I do happen to love shopping, I’m more interested this weekend in the St. John’s Hospital “Heart to Heart Fair,” which is being held at West […]

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Fred Who?

by Alumni Posts February 21, 2011

Let me begin by stating that I do not associate myself with either political party. I strongly oppose our bipartisan form of government, believing that it creates as disharmonious “us-vs.-them” mentality. As a believer in unity aware of the divisive effects of American politics, I am politically unaffiliated, registered to no party. However, I still […]

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Stan “The Man” Musial and Maya Angelou Honored

by Alumni Posts February 16, 2011

These legends were recognized today 2/15/11 with the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian in America.  They both play significant parts in American history and both come from different walks of life. I’m impressed by them both.  I’m a St. Louisan, born and raised, so of course I’m […]

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Chilean Miners Rescue

by Alumni Posts October 18, 2010

It’s a beautiful day as the world watches while the miners are being rescued after 69 days of being trapped underground. From what I have seen and heard, they are all in presumably good health. That is absolutely great news. It was feared they could possibly have panic attacks on their way up but that […]

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Spreading the Word: Denim Day at Fontbonne

by Alumni Posts May 3, 2010

Fontbonne University student La Keesha participated in the university’s first Denim Day on Thursday, April 22. Sponsored by the Student Human Environmental Sciences Association, Denim Day is a global movement to build awareness of sexual violence. La Keesha documented the events and activities of the day, and discusses them in her own words in the […]

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Set up…

by Alumni Posts April 21, 2010

I finished Chaim Potok’s The Chosen.  It was really good.  I kind of cried, but you know, in a manly, sort of, way.  I really want to discuss ideas in the book, but talking about silence seems somehow counterproductive… Set up…punch line. (now you laugh) Remember, I’m pulling for you.  We’re all in this together.

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