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Greetings from the other side of space,

My name is Terragan and this will be a platform I’ll be using to get my thoughts out into the space we occupy. I’m a junior studying History and Global Studies and love the frequent question of ‘what I’m going to do with that?’ The easy answer has been to see the world through any number of opportunities, the most reoccurring one would be to serve as a US ambassador. That’d be neat, I guess.

The hard answer is that I really don’t know. Call it my submissive nature but I’m often fickle and can change my whole plan at the drop of a hat, flip of a coin, or by the suggestions made by those that form my community of support. The one thing I know I want in life is to be free, call it a dreamer’s desire, but the option to drop everything and jump on an adventure that can span the width of worlds has been the pillar granite I stand on. Meeting new people on those adventures are That is the wonder I find in life.

More about myself: I like space, both literal and in thought. Breathing room, but close enough for the intimacy and togetherness of life to take hold. I also love to dance…not well, but I’m stubborn on continuing this hobby. I like to dream. Why have your head in the clouds when you can have it amongst the stars?

I’m excited to be able to confide into you all.

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Hello everyone! I am a new blogger on here and I am happy for this opportunity. My first blog will just be some information about me.

I was born in Colorado Springs, CO and moved around for most of my life. I have lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and so on. Most of my childhood was in Indiana, where I lived from first grade to eighth grade. My family moved to St. Louis and I have been here ever since.

I am a huge comic nerd and have been for most of my life. One of my favorite hobbies is dance, and I use to take tap dancing lessons. I love fashion, and was even voted the most fashionable guy in my senior year of high school. I have grown to love the St. Louis culture, which is part of the reason I chose to attend Fontbonne. I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising as well. I have a problem with binge watching shows, and I always take recommendations.

I hope to cover student life on this blog throughout the semester. Thank you all, and I can’t wait to see what this semester brings!

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“She doesn’t even go here.”

Hi! My name is Cecelia Meyer, I am a transfer student and new to Fontbonne this semester. I am native to the St. Louis area, born and raised, and it feels so great to be back! I am a second semester freshman, double majoring in social science/strategic communications. I was slightly terrified about entering the world of being a transfer, mostly because I didn’t know how to make friends, I was so sure groups were already formed, and friendship bracelets were made. However, here at Fontbonne the people are so kind and so welcoming. There has not been a single moment where I am concerned about where to sit whether in class or the dinning hall, people are always smiling and inviting. However, it can still be a struggle to find your niche! NO FEARS! Fontbonne has a plethora of activities that can help a transfer student like myself feel right at home. My second week in, Fontbonne had a student activities fair and I got to see some of the great organizations on campus like FAB! Also getting active (literally) is a great way to get involved and meet new people! I go to Zumba on Thursdays and I have already met a handful of amazing individuals! Believe me, I am the worst dancer, but in Zumba there is no judgement, only great music! I am eager to share my transfer experience with you all and share the great place of Fontbonne!

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The weekend before last marked a significant date in my dance career. It was the last time I “took the stage” as a Griffin Girl. I’ve been on the dance team at Fontbonne for three years. During my freshman year here, I made the mistake to not partake in any extracurricular activities, and forewent what I had been doing since I was five years old.

Clearly, I couldn’t stay away from dance for long, and joined the team the  following year. This decision ranks in the top for the best  decisions I have made in my life so far. You see, dance is not just a sport for me. It’s more than a performance or source of entertainment for others. It’s a way I let myself deal with all that life can throw at me. Dance is my catharsis, my release in life.

So I continued, and I met the greatest gals whom I now call my friends. We were more than just a team. We were there for each other. We all needed dance, and we needed each other. 2014-2015 Griffin Girls

Griffin Girls was the perfect outlet for me to keep dancing and still focus on building the future I so desired. I could dance while focusing on my education, work, and other leadership opportunities. My time here at Fontbonne has been some of the greatest years of my life, due in part to the Griffin Girls.

“Dance with your heart and your body will follow”. Those are the words of choreographer Mia Michaels, and could not be more true. I may not be the dancer with the best leaps, turns, or flexibility, but I dance with my heart in each and every performance. It is my heart that is rooted in dance, and the thought of being done with the art form causes it to ache a little.
The Griffin Girls Cheering on the Griffins

Who knows where I will go with dance next, but my heart will always hold a passion for it. That I know for sure.

GGs

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Having a Ball

by Fontbonne University November 17, 2014

This week Fontbonne University officially welcomed Dr. Pressimone as the fourteenth president of the university. Many events took place throughout the week, the final one being the Inaugural Ball. The Inaugural Ball took place at the St. Louis Science Center including the long skyway that goes across I-64E. The event included a mashed potato bar, a […]

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Best Song Ever

by Alumni Posts February 4, 2014

I can say pretty seriously that I don’t know how I’d get through life if I didn’t have music.  I listen to anything and everything – classic rock, pop punk, top 40, country, electronic, indie, rap – I particularly like songs I can dance to, because dancing is another important part of my life.  I […]

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Oldie but a Goodie

by Alumni Posts June 24, 2013

Well, summer keeps on rolling along. This past weekend was an exciting one for me. For the past fifteen years of my life on a Saturday night in early June, I’ve danced at or attended my studio’s dance recital. This year I got to do both. For the 20th recital, an alumni dance was put […]

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Not Too Busy for Muffins

by Alumni Posts June 12, 2013

While I am not as busy during the summer as I am during the school year, I still find myself not having much free time. Between babysitting, my little brother’s baseball games, and other odd jobs I do, I’m never really that bored. Since I got back from my summer vacation, I feel as though […]

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I Bet You Never Thought Your World Would Come to This.

by Alumni Posts January 25, 2013

As cliché as it may sound, if there’s one thing I’ve learned during the course of my time in college so far, it’s that this really is a time of self-discovery. If you had told the straight across bangs-sporting, ballet dancing, high school version of myself that once I went to university, I would quit […]

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Thanksgiving

by Alumni Posts November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and most of everyone here at Fontbonne has gone home for break. Only the few are left, including myself, but I will be driving back home this evening after dance practice for Griffin Girls. With the beginning of this holiday season, we are reminded of all that we […]

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