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Do you like it when it’s dreary? For some, the grey atmosphere makes them weary and melancholy. For others, the muted light provides a sense of calm. Which is it for you?

What do you like to do on a dreary day?
Do you read a nice, lengthy book or would you prefer to watch a movie/TV show? Would you like to take a nice, quiet nap or would you rather do homework?

As for me, I like a dreary day. It makes me feel relaxed, and that time has ceased to exist. I love to watch TV shows, particularly crime dramas, like Midsomer Murders, or documentaries, like BBC History Cold Case.



Black History Month

by Patricia on February 22, 2017

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The prompt for this week is what does Black history month mean to you?

The answer is that I don’t know what it means to me. I never really thought about it. When I went to Washington D.C a few years ago I saw that they were building a Black History Museum and I thought that it looked interesting. Ryan is celebrating Black History Month by having certain foods on the 22nd I think. Anyway, I think that Black History Month celebrates our cultural diversity. It shows how far we have come. In the 1800s, black people were slaves. In 1864, slavery was banned. In 1964 was the Civil Rights movement. It banned discrimination in the work place based on color, race, religion, origin, or gender. It reminds me of the American Girl books I used to read. One book tells the story of a girl named Addy who escapes slavery and lives in a city. She is separated from her family and reunites with them in the end.


Black History Month

by Jessica on February 22, 2017

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What does it mean to me? Hmm… I’m going to be honest, I don’t get excited about Black History Month. It’s hard to explain. On one hand, I’m not like, “Yay! Black History Month!” On the other hand, I’m not like, “Bleh! Black History Month.” I’m more like, “Black History Month is cool.”
I guess it’s easier to say it like this: I respect my African-descended neighbors. I know that they are heavily underestimated because of fear, ignorance, and stereotypes. So, I’m glad that Americans have a month to recall on African heroes and recognize their accomplishments.
However, to me, Black History extends farther than America. Recently, I’ve been reading articles and watching documentaries about the presence of Africans in Europe. It’s really quite fascinating. I’ll put a few links below so that you can learn a thing or two without me rambling on. They’re all safe for work.

I’ll leave y’all with a couple of questions: Did you like what you saw? What did you learn? What stuck out to you the most? How do you feel about it?

Have a wonderful Black History Month everyone!


Hmm, what am I most excited for?  Well, I’d say that I’m excited for spring.  While it feels like it’s already here, it’s just around the corner.  I love the feeling of the warm air and cool breeze (or vice versa) brush against my face, the smell of freshly bloomed flowers or rainfall, and the sight of all the plants springing back with all their vibrant colors.

My favorite kinds of plants that come around this time of year are bulb plants; crocuses, daffodils, snowdrops, grape hyacinths just to name a few.  I also love flowering trees, such as magnolias, which we have here on campus.

Do you guys like flowers?  What kind?  Is there a special reason why you like them?  Tell me in the comments below!


Hola a todos!

by Adriana February 16, 2017

Hi everyone! I start blogging last semester, but I didn’t was constant at all. So one of my goals this semester is posting more often! I went back to Ecuador for the break and it was amazing. I return full of energy to start my second semester here. I have to admit I was a […]

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Make Every Day Valentine”s Day!

by Courtney February 16, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This holiday sometimes has negative feedback if one is not currently in a relationship. But, I believe Valentine’s Day should be more than that.  With everything that is going on, it should be a time for everyone to come together and love one another as Ellen DeGeneres says.  So on this Valentine’s […]

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by Morgan February 16, 2017

Hi guys! Happy Monday and happy Galentine’s Day! What is Galentine’s Day you ask? Well sit back and let me shine some light on the situation… Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day.  Galentine’s Day was invented by Leslie Knope, the main character leading lady from the TV show Parks and Rec. […]

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Hey Y’all!

by Jessica February 16, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Do you like music? I do. I listen to it for fun, I listen to it to help me study, and I listen to it to daydream about my stories. “Why should I care?” you ask? Well, you probably shouldn’t. I just wanted to share some music with you. Today, I’ll […]

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Fontbonne “Mission Driven”

by Candance February 9, 2017

Fontbonne was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a group of Catholic nuns that had immigrated to St. Louis from France. They sought to teach their students the common good and inspire them to become people who think critically, ethically, and behave responsibly.   Being a student at Fontbonne and reading it’s […]

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Fontbonne Mission

by Mary February 9, 2017

Let me first tell you what the mission statement is for this amazing university, as it has recently changed and is more concise now. “Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become […]

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