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Holly

The Move-In

by Holly on November 25, 2013

in College Life,In Saint Louis

I’ve lived here about three weeks now, and I suppose I’ve gotten to know the apartment pretty well at this point.

Perks of living in a really old building:
-Lots of closet space
-Tall ceilings
-French details on the walls, trim, doors, framework.
-Mosaic tile in the hallways
-Hardwood floors
Not-so-perky things:
-Squeaky EVERYTHING. Floors, doors, cabinets…
-Sticky doors and crazy doorknobs
-Scary basement. Very scary.

But I love it. I love it so much. I have a cozy quiet (but squeaky) place to come home to. There was always noise at the dorms. ALWAYS. Any day of the week, any time of night. Ironically, it was quietest on the weekends. More and more people went home on the weekends as the semester went on. I love my new roomie and I absolutely love having actual furniture. I never want to leave!

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Whitney

Back in Action

by Whitney on September 23, 2013

in Academics,College Life

Wow! I can’t believe my senior year is already here. Since it has been a little over a year since I have blogged, I would like to take a moment to reintroduce myself. My name is Whitney, and I am a senior at Fontbonne University I am studying Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). I am a commuter and do not play any sports for the school, but I still feel completely connected and at home at Fontbonne. I love the campus and the faculty and staff. They have all been amazing at helping me get through the past three years and preparing me for the years ahead! I am going to apply to Fontbonne’s SLP graduate program this fall with fingers crossed that this is where I will attend graduate school. But, that’s enough about me. I hope everyone’s school year is off to a wonderful start! Don’t forget to take advantage of the Dedicated Semester events, and remember, no matter how busy or stressful school gets, always take time to enjoy St. Louis with good friends!

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Hi all,

For the first time ever, I’m going to write along the lines of the weekly theme, which for this week is “Why Did You Choose Fontbonne?”  (Proud of me?)

Honestly, it all came down to, as the real estate agents say, “Location, location, location.”  I knew I wanted a school in Saint Louis so I could hold a job year-round and save money by living at home. This narrowed things down considerably, so I next considered the scholarships and financial aid the schools in the area had offered me, and Fontbonne was tied with another school as the best deal.

From there, I started thinking about how distance and school environment would affect my on-campus involvement. One school was about 40 minutes away from my house, while Fontbonne is only 20, and I knew that a 40 minute drive compared to a 20 minute one could end up hindering my social life because, frankly, I’m rather lazy and I knew I would be less likely to haul myself up to school for weekend events if I had to travel 40 minutes to get there.

Hence, Fontbonne was my school of choice.  Picking a college to attend is a really difficult decision to make, and I wish all you future-freshman the best of luck!

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Happy Commuter Week, everyone!

Commuting is the way to be this week, as the Commuter Advisory Board is pulling out all the stops with its (relative) plethora of events to celebrate all those who don’t operate out of a dorm room.  This is CAB’s first year as an activities-based group rather than merely an outlet for diatribes about parking, and Commuter Week will test out the new administration (i.e., me with lots of help from Brent Hickenbottom, the club’s adviser.  I’ll be the first to admit it’s an autocracy.  Trust me, though, I’m definitely working on this, mostly because I’m tired of doing so much work.).  All this is pretty exciting, but by “exciting,” I mean “thrilling and terrifying and exhausting, all at the same time.”

Here’s the schedule:

Monday: Commuter Breakfast from 8:30 – 10:00 in the Griffin’s Nest, Tricycle Races in the DSAC at 12:00, where the grand prize is a $50 gas card.

Tuesday: Commuter Breakfast

Wednesday:  Commuter Breakfast, Commuter Dinner with food from the Pasta House

Thursday: Commuter Breakfast – Brent and Janelle Densberger, the Director of Student Activities, will be flipping pancakes for everyone!

Friday: Commuter Breakfast

Saturday: A joint production by CAB and the Residence Hall Association:  Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt!  We’re meeting in the AMC at 1 p.m., and will carpool over to the Zoo for the scavenger hunt!  Bring a digital camera and a cord to connect it to a laptop, if you have one!

Then, on Monday, October 10th, we’ll be having the first official CAB meeting of the year! CAB had a slow start (it’s already OCTOBER, for Pete’s sake, and we’re just now having our first activities), but I think this week makes up for it!

Hope to see you some time this week, commuters!

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