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Now that I have been at Fontbonne for almost one full semester, there are a few things that I wish I had known sooner! Here are some insider tips and tricks for those of you who are planning on coming to Fontbonne:

1. Getting involved is the best way to meet people. So many of my new friends here have come from joining different clubs and activities such as: tennis, Fontbonne Activities Board, Future Teacher’s Association, and Residence Hall Association.

2. The weather here in St. Louis is crazy- it could be a blizzard one day and then 60 degrees the following day. You may need to transition between shorts and sandals to pants and a jacket in a matter of a few hours; bring to school what you will need in all weather conditions.

3. It is possible to survive on campus without a car. I only have my bike here and I can use it to go to the park, University City, coffee shops, and it also gives me a chance to get outside and get exercise after staying in class all day.

4. Take advantage of the free activities. Many of the organizations host free events throughout the year that are open to students. So far this year I have gone to a haunted house, gone paddle boating, had a tour around St. Louis and had cupcakes afterwards, and have seen many different performers and comedy acts. There are always events going on no matter what your interests may be.

5. Keep your door open. If you decide to live on campus, you will inevitably interact with your floor-mates often, so why not becomes friends with them! By having your dorm room door open, you will get to know people on your floor and also create a welcoming environment. This is how I met some of the best of people on my floor!

6. Get to know the international students. As the semester comes to an end, many Fontbonne students will return back to their home countries. Right now, there are people here from a variety of places such as Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Japan, and I have learned so much from them. It is a wonderful thing when you get to know someone from a different country or background than your own!

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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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It’s hard to believe the semester is almost over, but it is undeniably coming to an end. And while I enjoy not having classes and homework, I have to say that I miss being at Fontbonne during breaks! Because, honestly, academics is only one part of Fontbonne. I would have to admit that it is the most important part, but regardless – there is so much more.

Whether you play a sport, are involved in a club, or just like being social, Fontbonne has a lot to offer. While we may not have the same caliber of activities or events as other larger schools, our Activities Board tries hard to produce things that students will enjoy. Watching basketball games, serving in the community, going bowling with friends – no matter how you choose to get involved at Fontbonne, it is worth your while if you make the effort!

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Carlyn

Work and Play

by Carlyn on September 25, 2012

in College Life

I’ve got another busy week ahead of me, which is the way I like it. Especially when the week is spent doing things I want and choose to do.

Wednesday night, FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board) is hosting a free event at Wild Country. So, I will be line-dancing the night away in my cowgirl boots!

Thursday night there is going to be a “Meet and Mingle” event at Fontbonne. Professionals that work in the fashion industry will be here to talk about their careers and open to any questions that students may have. Although this may not seem very fun, I am looking forward to it. I am hoping to learn about more internship opportunities. Plus, it’ll be a great event for networking.

Friday and Saturday I will be working. But that’s okay, because after I get off Saturday, it will be movie night in the meadow! As part of my internship, I will be helping set up for the event. This will be the fourth time this semester that Fontbonne has played a movie outside on the giant projector. So far, we’ve watched The Hunger Games, The Avengers, and 21 Jump Street. The title for this Saturday is yet to be announced. Students had the chance to vote this time. Some of the choices were Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Little Rascals, Goonies, Lion King, Fever Pitch, etc. I would like any of them, but Monsters Inc. won my vote. I LOVE Disney Pixar films. And, the Monsters Inc. sequel is coming out June 2013, so I’m already getting pumped for that!

Have a great week. It’s important to work hard, but don’t forget to play every once and awhile too!

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First. Post. Ever.

by Alumni Posts September 27, 2011

Hello All I am pretty excited to be apart of this whole “blogging” thing. To start it off, my name is Kaniz Abbas and I am a junior at Fontbonne. I play soccer, am a member of the Biology club, Psychology club, Sociology club, Griffin gang, and I am the Vice President of marketing for SGA. Needless to […]

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