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My Study Spot

by Max on October 7, 2015

in Academics

In college there are a lot of distractions, be it electronics, or even other people. We all need a location where we can get away. So it is important to find your one location where you can really lock your mind in and focus on what needs to be accomplished. For me, it’s on the second floor of the library on either the leather sofa or loveseat. You will often find people napping or typing away on the furniture, so if you are lucky enough to see an open seat, make sure you snag it. Aside from the comfort provided by the leather furniture, you are in the library which makes it pretty easy to focus. Most of the time it is silent on the second floor, unlike the constant sound of the printers on the main floor. For me to really focus, I need silence and no distractions. This spot accommodates my needs perfectly. But the best part is the view. You get to look out the giant window and admire the beauty of the campus as well as view everybody else going about their business walking to and from the library. In the evening sunshine it truly is a magical spot to be and it’s where I can be found relaxing, getting homework done, and even writing this blog post. IMG_1518


What is St. Louis like during the changing of seasons from winter to spring?  Well that depends, are you the kind of person that really enjoys sneezing from allergies, mold, and other nature’s blooming plantations?  Okay, St. Louis is not all like that.  But having so many types of trees in our city as well as flowers, it definitely adds beauty to the area.  Last Thursday, surprisingly was one of my busiest days on campus but I was astounded by how much beauty I saw on Fontbonne’s campus.  Additionally I was so proud to be a part of this campus as well as experiencing the beauty.  Everywhere practically there is something to admire, like the garden that resides within the very center of the apartment complex building, Southwest, which is on our campus. Southwest is the name of our building where upperclassmen are eligible to live in more apartment style-living rather than the other dorms. Students can take part in taking care of the garden in a personal way, creating impact to our campus. Next, there are the trees that cover our campus, tall trees and small trees.  My personal favorite trees are those on the very front of Ryan Hall, I believe dogwood trees, I am open for anyone to correct me on that.  I am very appreciative of our maintenance crews that take care of the vegetation on our campus, making it so beautiful as best as they can. I personally love days where all I can see is the sun, shining light on our campus and causing practically everyone to smile about it because it is so gorgeous. Plus, when you have a campus such as Fontbonne University that has hammocks in the Golden Meadow, what could be better than that?



Finals are coming!

by Kathy on November 20, 2014

in Academics,Campus Community

Yahoo~~!! The fall semester is almost coming to the end, it’s excited right? I can’t wait to go back home!!!! But before the semester ends, I know I need to have everything done and get a good grade to end my semester beautifully. So 3 more weeks to study hard!!! The best places that I like to study on campus are definitely the second floor of the library, where there are a bunch of individual tables where you can study and do homework quietly. Also, another place I like to go is the computer room in Ryan Hall. One day I went there for color printing and I found this awesome place with very few students — you can use the computers there and study in a quite place.

Sometimes I will also go to a coffee shop nearby because I do need some noise to write essays, especially very long essays — I can’t write them without people around. This is just my habit :)

So, everyone, are you all ready to end this semester? Let’s study hard and play hard during the Christmas break!!!!




Staying Organized

by Katie on October 1, 2014

in College Life

If you’re anything like me, you start the semester with the best of intentions.  You vow to stay perfectly organized and file everything in its appropriate place before you go to sleep at night… and then September rolls around, and you’re back to your unorganized, I’ll-deal-with-it-later habits.

If you know anything about Pinterest, it’s a wonderfully addictive tool that you can use to find lots of fun DIYs for college and for other projects.  It uses boards to organize pins (think: links to website articles or images that that interest you) and lets you go back to those pins at any time via your Pinterest profile.  Just sign up for an account and search different DIYs, or utilize their huge number of Pinterest board categories to search a broad amount of topics.

A big thing on Pinterest is their DIYs on organization.  I searched far and wide on Pinterest’s DIY boards (so you could save your precious study time!) and found the best, most convenient organization-DIYs for college students.  Smartphone apps are another great way to stay organized, so I included one app to very useful links for college students.  I often use my phone’s calendar for study prompts and reminders.  I also use AnyList (one of the apps listed in the 3rd link below) to make To-do lists, grocery lists, and any other important reminders.

Stay organized this semester and enjoy the following links!


How to Stay Organized as a Busy College Student

Frugal Friday- Organization DIYs

18 Apps Every Student Should Download Right Now


The Seaweed is Always Greener

by Alumni Posts April 28, 2014

One of the things I like best about Fontbonne, and I’m sure I’ve said this many times before, is how easy it is to get involved in things.  And not just get involved, but dominate.  Perhaps this sounds negative, but I’ve always felt that Fontbonne provides a perfect “big fish in a little pond” atmosphere, […]

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Winter Wonderland!!

by Alumni Posts December 11, 2013

Over the weekend, my friends and I took a break from studying and took some pictures on the snow!! Even though it was freezing cold we managed to take great pictures of Fontbonne. Stay warm!

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Study Time

by Alumni Posts November 25, 2013

As we’re nearing final exams, the pressure to finish projects and start studying begins to increase.  I always begin to see more students hiding out in corners of campus, preparing for tests.  I know finals can be a stressful time, and we don’t always like to think about them this early.  But eventually, we have […]

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Enjoying Beautiful Weather

by Alumni Posts April 29, 2013

I love it when the sun is shining, faces are smiling, and good vibes are all around. Here are some events/activities that happened recently that fulfilled those requirements: Peace, Love, & Beautiful Weather.

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by Alumni Posts November 19, 2012

A surprise to me is how friendly everyone is here. I have met some interesting people. My floor mate Alex and I are becoming best friends, we are talking to each other a lot more than at the beginning of the year. I’m normally the shy guy, but the people here are just great to […]

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My favorite place at Fontbonne

by Alumni Posts November 7, 2012

There are so many places I like at Fontbonne, but if you ask me my favorite place, I will answer you “the Library is the best one in my life.” Here are some reasons why I go to the library almost every day. Many useful resources. I like to go to the library very often, […]

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