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In collaboration with International Education Week, FBU organized an International Bazaar to present different cultures to the school’s students. The bazaar was made up of numerous stations: food testing, handicrafts showing, instrument playing and dancing showcases.

11218913_543161132510866_8248281467720094367_n Two sexy Bachata dancers.


12115796_543161025844210_5439928332684343578_n The girls from Vietnam in their country’s traditional dress called Ao dai.


12119017_543161259177520_517751745629174014_n Handsome guys from Nepal


12227757_543161585844154_1428959527495473494_n Our students from India


12239482_543161655844147_4169357503559079980_n Mysterious Saudi Arabian girl


12240069_543161289177517_6076239696734588832_n A smile from Thailand


12243218_543161482510831_499525910950646593_n The Great Wall of Culture


12243223_543161405844172_3474768197104155711_n Yummies from Venezuela


12243289_543161202510859_1241203356040741936_n Japanese “kawaii” girl


12250079_543161075844205_1955624132599219563_n We had free henna too


12274452_543161609177485_907704458375350937_n #Pray for the world


12278986_543161542510825_1404646254859040878_n And a table from our host – the United States of America

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1. Keep active! Walking or doing yoga or going to the gym is a great way to alleviate stress as the burden of finals and research papers comes nearer in the next few weeks. Exercise means endorphins and endorphins make you happy!!!

2. Sleep. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep will prevent you from being anxious, overwhelmed, and tired as the next few weeks go on. It will also leave you well rested and your body will love you in more ways than one.

3. Make a schedule. Start studying for finals and do papers ahead of time — don’t leave them to last minute. Even writing a few paragraphs a day for your papers will leave you ahead and less overwhelmed as the due dates draw nearer.

Doing all three of these things will help keep you motivated as winter break comes closer and this semester finally comes to an end! That way you’ll do well on your finals and be able to finally relax as December 10th arrives!!

Good luck everyone!!


I have been thinking about internships lately. I went to the Career Fair and I considered applying for Edward Jones. Then I saw Dillards. I talked to the person at the table, and I think it’s a job i will really like! I also know someone who completed a Nordstrom internship and really liked it. Later on I also found out that Edward Jones is not what I thought it was. So I may not do an internship for them. Either way, I know I will get one that pays $15/hour! That’s a lot of money for me — I will feel like a rich person!


I have learned several things this semester. The first and most important thing I learned is your education has to be high on your priority list. If you are struggling, seek help immediately, it is vital to your success. My course work consisted of budgeting and finance, economics and finance for non-finance managers. These courses have taught me that understanding budgeting and finance can be beneficial in work and your personal life. Both classes were difficult for me but after seeking help I passed the budgeting and finance class, determination has been the key for me. My advice to fellow students during finals is to prioritize, seek help, study and be determined to reach your goals and success.


Why should you come to Fontbonne?

by Rebecca October 29, 2015

Thinking about coming to Fontbonne? Here are some reasons why you should consider this lovely school!!! 1. It’s small. Unlike at a big school where the lectures have 75 students or so, Fontbonne is only a few thousand students, so the classes are like max 30 people. The professors have less students to know so […]

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Friday, FAB, and Fundraisers – Oh My!

by Brooke October 19, 2015

Happy Friday, Fonties! Friday is my one day that I don’t have class (woo!), but typically tends to be the busiest. As President of the Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB), we have a meeting every Friday at 11:00 AM and (typically) an event at 8:00 PM. In between there, I’m usually spending time up in the […]

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Local Coffee Shops

by Dani October 19, 2015

Maybe I’m broaching a subject that has already been done, or perhaps more than a bit stereotypical? But it’s near and dear to my heart. St. Louis offers up some awesome local coffee shops to fulfill the caffeine needs of any student. If you’re looking for something relatively close to Fontbonne I would have to […]

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Involvement at Fontbonne

by Rebecca October 16, 2015

The only organization I belong to at Fontbonne is the NSSLHA chapter. NSSLHA is the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and is for speech language pathology and deaf education students. We do activities around campus including a bake sale and a trivia night as well as do social activities around the city. You will […]

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5 Things Under $10 that Every College Girl Needs

by Claire October 12, 2015

5 Things Under $10 that Every College Girl Needs 1. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens These pens are the most amazing pens I have ever used. They come in a variety of colors and I have the neon pack. They are great for color-coding notes and your planner. These are a little over $8 and can be […]

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A Word of Advice

by Brooke October 12, 2015

Hello, blogosphere! My name is Brooke Stochl and I am a senior here at Fontbonne University. I am currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology (Woo, Behavioral Sciences!). While at Fontbonne, I also dove head first into involvement. On campus, I have been involved in the Psychology Club, QUEST Leadership Program, the Orientation […]

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