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I don’t know about you all but I am loving this fall, brisk weather!  I am even more excited about the leaves changing.  If you are looking for a great place to see all the leaves look no further than Castlewood State Park!  Castlewood is located about 30 minutes from Fontbonne.  Here, you can go hiking, mountain biking, picnic, or even fish.  It is my favorite place to go hiking because once you reach the top of the bluff the views are breathtaking!  So, before it get too cold, grab your hiking shoes and check out this amazing park!




during fall break

by Patricia on October 18, 2016

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I had fun during my fall break, but I also needed to catch up on homework. On Friday I went o creepy world with my friend. We went through 13 haunted ho uses each had a different theme. They include a doll house, asylum, a farm, a clown  house, a colonial ranch, and the best was the Krumpus. It was Christmas themed. We also attended the hayride and that was in witches in Salem. Then we had drinks at Applebees. I had 2 margaritas, my parents thought I was tired from the haunted house LOL! I also did some Halloween baking. I made chocolate cat cookie pops. I also made apple crisp and apple pie. I watched the movie Krumpus, which was really good. On Monday and Tuesday I worked on my internship. I have to call health care companies to inform them of services that the company offers.


At Fontbonne, there are 2 instructors that inspired me. I took public speaking with Kristen Norwood. Public speaking has not been one of my strengths and she really helped me improve. She pushed me to do things that I was not comfortable with and I am a better public speaker today. A few years after I took this class, I gave a presentation in another class and she said I was a lot more confident!

Peggy Ridlen was my instructor for the freshman class culture and the common good. She is also a librarian. I really enjoyed her class discussions. She helped me with another class I was taking, information navigation. I found it very hard to use Mobius to search for academic sources. She inspired me to be persistent in learning how to find sources online and in the library. I enjoy seeing her from time to time and admire her positivity! She always has a smile on her face and puts me in a good mood.


Fall is here, and everyone is freaking out.

I can’t believe that the leaves on the trees are already falling, everyone is rushing to get their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and breaking out their scarves and hats. I’ve always considered myself a bigger fan of winter, because of the snow (which is pretty unpopular around here, ask anyone on campus) but there is a reason why fall is the best: it just feels better.

Sure, spring is the time of renewal and summer means no classes. Winter is all about Christmas and less about snow nowadays, since St. Louis winter weather is fairly treacherous. But Fall is that great in-between season. My friends and I were longing for sweaters over the summer. There’s something about getting cozied up.

I’ve been reaping the benefits of fall by stationing myself outside the library under the trees on occasion, soaking up the fall breeze with my laptop perched on my legs as I attempt homework. Just being able to walk around or sit outside at a coffee shop is rejuvenating. As for the pumpkin-themed items, I’m less enthused. I do enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Frap though! (I tried it for the first time on air for the podcast).

I’m all here for comfy sweaters, hot beverages, and leisurely walks. Kudos, fall.


Fall Break-ING FREE!!!

by Morgan October 8, 2016

Hey everyone!!! I hope you’re all having a not too stressful midterms week, but at least Fall Break is this weekend! I know that I am more than ready for this week to be over and to have a few days off to myself. I’m also really excited to see my family because this is […]

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Trip to Cali-FUN-ya!!

by Candance October 8, 2016

Yaaay!!!! Once again, I send a shout out to it being my favorite time of the year (FALL SEASON). Jackets, boots, scarves, light sweaters, that’s what’s up!! I LOVE IT!! I’m super excited about my Fall/Winter break. I’ll be traveling with my youngest son, my older sister and niece to Los Angeles, California in December!!!! […]

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5 Tips on Becoming Successful in College

by Candance October 4, 2016

The top 5 tips I would recommend for any student whether traditional or non traditional for reaching success while in college is: Being sure you set your priorities. By doing so this can assist you with knowing what’s important to you and it will aid you in completing those tasks that mean the most to […]

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top 5 things I need for college

by Patricia October 4, 2016

One thing I could not live without is a laptop. I can save all my documents and work on assignments at whatever location I please. I have used it a lot for my internship, since I do it online. It has really helped me get assignments done more efficiently. As a commuter, I really need a […]

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How to Stay Healthy in College

by Mari October 4, 2016

Hello! I think that staying happy and healthy is essential to college. Even as a freshman, I have already been exposed to the stress that college can bring on a student. From pulling all-nighters to eating in the dining halls, college life can definitely impact your health. Eating healthy With some of the junk food […]

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Prepping for Fall

by Taylor October 4, 2016

Finally, my absolute favorite time of year has arrived! For those of you who don’t know, I look forward to fall more than any other season. There’s nothing better than leaving the brutally hot summers of the Midwest and being welcomed into the crisp fall weather and beautiful leaves filled with all things pumpkin spice! […]

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