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College Life

Rikia

It’s Tuesday!!!

by Rikia on April 15, 2015

in Academics,College Life

Hello everyone:)

Can you believe we have a month left of this semester?? I truly cannot, but I am happy to say goodbye to this semester! This fall I will finally graduate, 10 years overdue, but I did it. I am so happy to be a student at Fontbonne. My professors, instructors, academic advisor have all been wonderful. This school truly has your best interested at heart and are very involved with your academic success.

I hope you all have positive experiences as well. Have a great week:)

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Hello everyone,

This week I’d like to share my best experience studying in Fontbonne University. When I first moved to St. Louis to study at Fontbonne, I was a bit scared since I was moving from California where there’s more people with various ethnicity and races. That’s why when I first moved in here, I was scared as I felt I was very different from others. However, now I’m really thankful that I can came to St Louis to study in here. My classmates here are all very nice and friendly. Before in California, I tended to interact more with people who are the same race or speak the same language as me. But after I came to study here, I developed a very good and close relationship with my fellow classmates. They all appreciated my (non fluent) oral speaking. I’m very pleased that even though we  all come from different cultures, we can still accept each other and explore one another’s cultures. I’m really glad that I can make these lovely classmates at Fontbonne — they make me feel not alone in a totally different place than California.

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Cathy

New place, New friends.

by Cathy on April 14, 2015

in College Life

Nothing shapes you more than the people around you. Every person that has influenced your life was there for a reason and college isn’t different. When I first came to college I had a lot of awesome people around me. However, forging a bond with other first years really helped me get used the change of college.

My group of friends that I met this year are all sorts of busy with school and work. Saying that, we found time for friends-mas. Friends-mas was a Christmas celebration before we went home for actual Christmas with our families. Being away during the season can be hard, but friends-mas was the answer. We visited the zoo, explored St. Louis, and much more together.

We have supported each other through the change of college. I have met some awesome people at Fontbonne but nothing is better than actually relating to someone. The people I’ve met here helped make Fontbonne home.

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EJ

I Love College!

by EJ on April 14, 2015

in Academics,College Life

I scored my first goal in Lacrosse this weekend.. Yeah..

 

If you know who Asher Roth is then you know what I’m talking about..

This week, I am going to talk about how tough college is. It’s so tough that you have excellent professors to take care of your needs whenever you need them! It’s so tough that most colleges, especially Fontbonne, provide resource centers to get any extra help, extra time on tests or tutoring from professors, students and alumni. It’s so hard that the online class discussion boards are easy to access from your phone or tablet and teachers are included in discussions to give day to day feedback on all posts.

I’ve learned in my 4 years at a total of four different institutions that college isn’t all that bad. It’s only tough if you make it tough and Fontbonne offers a variety of ways to get through it. Whether you’re a online student, commuter or a full time student who will never leave their dorm room, college doesn’t have to be hard. Actually, it should be a blast!

 

Ev

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Smells Like Spring Spirit

by Carlyn April 13, 2015

It has been another busy week! And, it went really fast because it was shortened due to our little Easter break. FAB hosted their spring spirit week. It kicked off Wednesday with karaoke night. It was a really good turn out! It was exciting to see many people in the audience watching, as well as […]

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Friends Around the World

by Abby April 13, 2015

College is a time of development, change, experiences, and fun! During my college years, I have experienced many challenges. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges I have faced is saying goodbye to my global friends. Here at Fontbonne, I have had the privilege of meeting people from all around the world; from Japan to Saudi Arabia […]

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The College Challenge

by Dani April 13, 2015

The biggest challenge in college, so far, for me has actually been the act of going back to college. I tried going for the first time when I was just out of high school. I took two semesters at a local community college back home and it was nearly disastrous. I thought I wanted to […]

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Fontbonne’s community garden is keepin’ it F.R.E.S.H.!

by Hannah April 10, 2015

They say there is nothing better than food grown right in your own backyard…   Now, you can be the judge of that, with Fontbonne’s very own community garden!   The F.R.E.S.H.greens Garden, located in the courtyard of Southwest Hall, is underway for its 3rd growing season! Ground was broken for the garden back in 2012 and […]

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What’s my Biggest Challenge in College?

by Kathy April 10, 2015

I think my biggest challenge in college is really my time management of how I can balance my study, work, and my leisure time nicely. Having an opportunity to study abroad, I always feel that I have to study very hard in order to best utilize my time studying in the United States. Thus, I […]

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Self-love and Stress Reduction

by Katie April 10, 2015

My biggest challenge in college has been stress management and making time for myself.  I think it’s extremely important to take care of one’s self and have “me time”, time to spend with friends and time to do the hobbies that you most enjoy.  Balance is key.  Does that ideal always happen for me?  Well, […]

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