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New & Future Students

What I am looking forward to next semester is first off the fresh start. The chance to learn something new and fresh and have an opportunity to work well in it. I really like my schedule for next semester so I am happy to see what it will hold for me. I am also extremely happy to take the journey with my FOCUS family. I get the opportunity to meet all new students who are eager to be here at Fontbonne University. I know we will all have fun and grow and learn new things. Lastly I am super pumped to be a junior! I feel closer to the finish line of college. It just surprises me how fast my two years have already flown bye. College definitely has its ups and downs, but I am ready to face all the challenges that comes with it.

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These last few weeks of school have been a lot of fun. Fontbonne is trying to squeeze in all the last minute activities, and I am gladly signing up for as many as I can. Tonight, I and a few of my friends went on a free trip to the City Museum. Like I said in a previous blog, Fontbonne is really good about offering free events, and you should definitely take advantage of them! Anyway, the City Museum trip was loads of fun! It’s not like a normal museum, it’s more of an enormous playground! And everything is made from recycled materials. They have a tunnel from McDonald’s and a bunch of tunnels made of scrap metal and concrete. There are slides everywhere — even one that is ten stories high! They also have two real planes and a bus in the outdoor section. The planes were really cool, but the bus was on the roof, which was closed, so I didn’t get to see it. I’ve been to the City Museum a few times before, and the roof is always closed! I need to see what’s up there soon! But even without seeing the roof, I had a lot of fun! When we got back to the school, they provided us with Ted Drewe’s ice cream. Unfortunately, I was feeling a little queasy from running around so much, so I didn’t have any ice cream, but I’m feeling much better now. And the experience was totally worth it! It was great to take a break from studying for awhile, but now it’s time to crack down for finals. Wish me luck :)

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I know I have talked about this before but I am so happy to be apart of the FOCUS family this year. From the meetings and the bonding that we have already started doing I just know that we have a great group this year. Me and the other leaders are totally invested in making a great orientation for our future griffins. FOCUS is about have fun first but also learning all you can about this great place we call school. I feel so blessed to be able to impart knowledge on our future students.

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One of the things I like best about Fontbonne, and I’m sure I’ve said this many times before, is how easy it is to get involved in things.  And not just get involved, but dominate.  Perhaps this sounds negative, but I’ve always felt that Fontbonne provides a perfect “big fish in a little pond” atmosphere, and that’s been really helpful to my personal success here.
Let me explain a little further. Looking at me now, you’d never doubt that I love being the center of attention.  I love seeing emails about being in Fontbonne photoshoots, I have no problem giving presentations or making videos to share about Environmental Club, and of course I jumped at the chance to write a blog for Fontbonne as well.  I know a lot of people here, and I’m no stranger to them, either. That’s how I like things; I like to be friends with everyone.
Of course, some people scoff at the “big fish” analogy.  They doubt that it’s a true reflection of life, and that things will just be harder when I’m out in the real world. Well, I disagree.  How would I know how to be a big fish at all if I haven’t had any practice? Fontbonne has definitely taught me some important things about how the world works.  I’ve learned a lot about communication, compromise, and character during my time here, and those are all things I can apply to my future, no matter how big or small it is.  Because if I’m going to be in a big pond, I’d rather be a big fish than a little one.
Ah, flashback to freshman year. Loved blogging for ya, Fontbonne! It was an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure.

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Working in College

by Joanna April 28, 2014

Working in college is a kind of debated topic. Some people say you should focus on school, that college is a big change in your life and you need to take it one step at a time. Others say you should work as much as you can. I think the answer is somewhere in the […]

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SpringFest was the Best!

by Joanna April 28, 2014

Yesterday I had the chance to go to my first Fontbonne SpringFest! It was probably one of the best events Fontbonne has had this year. There were two blow ups – a wrecking ball and a velcro wall. The velcro wall was actually kind of painful because my hair kept sticking to my velcro suit, […]

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (JK, I’m Talking About COLLEGE)

by Tara Jones April 7, 2014

If I were to give a new student advice on how to survive college, the first word that would come out of my mouth is, “God.” It is crucial to have a backbone of faith – in something. By having faith in our Lord, you will have more faith in yourself. When you have more […]

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Speech Therapy Observation

by Joanna March 24, 2014

This week I had the opportunity to meet with a private practitioner speech therapist. She talked with me about all the different places she has worked as a speech-language pathologist, and even let me observe a therapy session! I was super stoked because this was the first time I got to watch a therapy session […]

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Supernatural

by Isabella March 24, 2014

A lot of our values growing up have been shaped by movies and television and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This spring break, I’ve been catching up on a TV show called “Supernatural.” It’s about two brothers that fight evil forces in the world. The show is funny, graphic, and full of cool visual effects, […]

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Dress for Success.

by Marki March 3, 2014

What does it truly mean to dress for success? Now that I am talking an interpersonal communication class I get to explore what this truly means. When it comes to meeting people in regular social interactions to serious job interviews, your clothes are always communicating something. Are you trying to show you are a young […]

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