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Super Power

by Patricia on August 3, 2015

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If I had to choose what super power I would have, it would be to fly. It would be so much fun to go in the sky really high and speed through the trees. I wouldn’t need a car and wouldn’t have to sit in traffic. In fact, I wouldn’t need to go in an airplane either. I could travel anywhere I wanted at no cost. I could go to different countries and even see the ocean. Although one setback might be that I would get a lot of attention. People would stare at me and take pictures; they would never leave me alone. The news would talk about it for weeks (repeating the same thing continuously, as usual). Also, it would be fun to buy my own customized car once I get a job. If I could fly, this would be a difficult conflict because I would be wasting money on something I don’t need. As much as I would love to fly, I’m glad that I don’t have to make this decision!


If I lived in the south by the ocean, I would definitely be a surfer. Every time we go to Florida, I spend most of the time surfing. I really like the waves, and I could do it all day long. If I lived in the south I would also go scuba diving and I would love to ride with the dolphins. I would also collect seashells and sand dollars and make the same souvenirs you see in gift shops!



I’ve been MIA!

by EJ on July 16, 2015

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It’s been a while since my last post so here’s a little update to get back in the swing of things!

In late June, I attended the University of Missouri basketball camp as a coach.. Formerly, I was a participant in the camp, staying over night, playing games and learning from older coaches.. Being my third year as a coach, this camp continues to help me give young children the opportunities I was given as a child.. Most of which are the reasons why I was able to play at the collegiate level.. Often, people think their respective sport is “the best sport in the world..” For myself, it’s important to understand that less than 20% of these kids won’t even play at the high school level.. This is why I always try to implement things like teamwork and hard work while helping them mature as young athletes and as young adults.. My goal is to have each kid go home to their parents (after 4 long days of strictly basketball) and somehow say, I learned a lot and I made new friends! If those two things happen, I did my job!

Since then, I have enjoyed a little bit of everything! Rock climbing, stomach flu, sunburn and a great 4th of July!




my summer challenge

by Patricia on July 10, 2015

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At the beginning of summer, I made a goal for myself. My challenge was to bake at least one dessert per week that I have never made before. Except for the weeks I have been traveling, I have successfully managed this task. First I made carmelatas (oat and Carmel bars). Then mostly went to Eckert s to pick berries and made pies. Recently I made my birthday cake then I made blueBerry coffee cake! Next I will make blueberry and lemon pie. Only it’s more of a custard pie than a fruit pie which makes it different. Next week I can’t make anything because we are visiting my cousins in Chicago!


2nd week of my trip

by Patricia June 29, 2015

During the second week in Florida, we rented a house on St. George Island. It had a really, really long dock that we used for fishing, crabbing, and kayaking. The kayaking was a little hard, since I had never done it before. But I spent most of my time at the beach. I love to surf […]

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2 week vacation!

by Patricia June 16, 2015

Last Monday, my family and I began our way to Orlando to go to universal studios. On the first night, we stayed in a hotel in Georgia. The next day, we drove the last 8 hours to Orlando and went to universal studios the following day. We checked into the royal pacific hotel and then […]

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Fontbonne may be small, but the community isn’t..

by EJ June 9, 2015

When I tell people I go to Fontbonne University, they say “where is that!?” After I tell them the location, they say “oh it’s by The Loop, isn’t it!?” If I had not been from this area, I would have been skeptical with the same questions when thinking about attending FU.. However, I was fortunate […]

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Collaboration is Key

by Abby April 28, 2015

This semester has been one filled with classes, exams, experience in the field, and knowledge that I will take with me into my teaching career! I have gained so much information this semester regarding elementary education, and I am grateful for this opportunity to learn each and every day. I have learned about different methods of […]

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Favorite Faculty Member

by Abby April 14, 2015

During my time at Fontbonne, I have met some incredible people from fellow students to faculty members to Fontbonne alum. It is hard to single out just one person I have met who has had a lasting impact on me, but Dr. Kelley Barger has been the most influential professor I have had here thus […]

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Preparing for the Future

by Abby April 7, 2015

This past week, the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) and the Student Alumni Association came together to host a professional development event on campus. This was a free event for Fontbonne students and included many different professional growth services such as resume assistance, a business etiquette discussion, and a round table event called “Creating your Digital […]

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