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In Saint Louis

Abby

Forest Park Forever

by Abby on April 7, 2015

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I know that I’ve talked about Forest Park before, but it is truly a jewel of St. Louis! Forest Park offers so many opportunities (which are usually free!) and is a beautiful place that continues to amaze me. Now that spring is here, I am able to spend more time outside and bike over to Forest Park, right down the road from Fontbonne. This past weekend, I volunteered at Forest Park with a few friends and helped to plant seedlings in the green house! Forest Park is a fantastic place to go to for a variety of reasons: spend time with friends, find peace and solitude, study, explore the art/ history of St. Louis, or to just get outside. I love going to Forest Park for so many reasons and there is never a dull moment there. If you get the chance, ride your bike or take a walk around the sidewalk around the perimeter of the park; it is a beautiful trail and allows you to see the entire park!

See a calendar of events happening at Forest Park soon.

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Nothing compares to standing underneath the giant trees, surrounded by a beautiful park. St. Louis has so much to offer, but perhaps the most influential in my everyday life is the scenery. Coming from a suburb that has a sidewalk and one bike path, I love exploring the parks around school. The one pictured above is called Concordia Park.

Follow the dirt path off of Fontbonne’s campus and it will lead you to this stunning park. At the time I went, spring flowers were blooming. Nature was attempting to shake off the winter blues. The small park has beautiful trees, flowers, and much more. The park is always filled with dogs playing catch, picnics, and people relaxing. All this is happening, but the park makes you feel like it is just you standing underneath the tall trees.

Across the street there is a Kaldi’s Coffee that perfects the mood. Taking a stroll never felt so relaxing with a cup of coffee in your hand and a nice park. Convenient and beautiful, Concordia park happens to be one of my favorite parts of St. Louis.

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Patricia

Being Outside

by Patricia on April 7, 2015

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I am really glad that the weather is so nice. It started to warm up during spring break and has continued since. Although it snowed last week and I wasn’t too happy about that, the nice weather has come back and I think it will stay. After all, I don’t think it will snow in April. Fortunately, the weather allows us to do fun things outside, such as going to the zoo. My favorite thing at the zoo is the penguin exhibit.

 

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Have you noticed all the National Nutrition Month events on campus this month?!

Well, last weekend, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – St. Louis held their own event in honor of NNM!

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The Taste of Achievement 6k and 1 Mile Fun Run!

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ANDSTL encouraged people of all ages to come out to Creve Couer Park for a morning of fun and exercise!

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Participants not only got to enjoy a scenic route around the lake, but also pre-race yoga, complimentary massages, raffles, and refreshments!

Fontbonne Nutrition undergraduates and graduates students were also at the event giving participants pre- and post-race nutrition advice!

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics arranges the National Nutrition Month campaign to advocate for nutrition and healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme is “Take A Bite Out Of A Healthy Lifestyle”!

For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit the academy’s website!

And if you want to stay up-to-date with what ANDSTL is doing to promote health in St. Louis, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

-XOXO Hannah

Also follow me on Twitter or Instagram for health and nutrition tips!

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Small School in the Big City

by Abby March 31, 2015

The great thing about Fontbonne University is that it provides the comfort and close-knit feeling of a small school but is placed amongst a busy and bustling city. The small size of Fontbonne allows for small staff to student ratios as well as a community that truly cares about what is best for you. At the […]

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Building Bespoke

by Carlyn March 23, 2015

When I was in high school, I was selected to join the honors program at Fontbonne, and I accepted. Accordingly, I was required to take at least twelve credits of honors courses offered here. I completed that after my sophomore year. However, there is one last thing that needs to be done in order to […]

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Fangirl Frenzy

by Carlyn March 16, 2015

Anyone that knows me knows that I am an extreme fangirl. This means that I have many celebrities that I am a huge fan of (and probably take that fandom to the next level), and tend to talk about those people a lot. And I mean a lot. It can also mean that you buy […]

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Three Day Weekends

by Isabella March 9, 2015

In three days, I’ve been able to emerge from my shell of my residence hall and venture into the artistic delights of St. Louis. On Friday, March 6th, on a whim, I was driving back to campus when I suddenly decided I should pop by the St. Louis Art Museum. After all, on Fridays, they […]

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Spring Break (aka Staycation)

by Dani March 6, 2015

Spring break is finally here!.. almost. For most of us, it starts as soon as classes are done today (Thursday). It seems like the semester just started but at the same time a lot of us are ready for this break. There are some challenges, however, that many of us face. I still have a […]

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Spring Break 2k15

by Raven March 2, 2015

Well ladies and gents, salvation has finally decided to grace us. Spring break will be here before we know it, and I honestly couldn’t be happier (I mean, I’m jumping for joy over this way). The trick is, guys, I’m probably gonna be busy with homework and interning the whole break (blah). If I could […]

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