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Hi everyone! This is our last time together for the fall semester of 2016; can you believe it? This has got to be the fastest semester that I have ever had to experience. I could have swore that just yesterday was Welcome Week back in August! But I hope everyone enjoyed their fall semester! I know that mine was most definitely crazy, but also fantastic at the same time!

My semester I felt was pretty great because of my new job, meeting new people, and as always making new memories with the people that I love. My new job only enhanced to the great semester because even though a job is a job, mine was a large stress reliever. I work at the After Care program at Central Christian School, so I am lucky enough to work with some pretty great kids 3-4 days a week! I am so grateful to have a job that I actually enjoy.

Meeting new people is also always a plus, and this year I met so many new people that I consider great friends. This was my first semester as a WING leader for orientation, and I met multiple new faces that I love seeing everyday! (Shoutout to my Blue Whales for being such a great first team! Love all you guys 💙🐳) I just enjoy getting to know people, even those I knew last year, but got closer to this semester because our times just clicked.

Making new memories with people I love is possibly the best because we now have new things to look back and reminisce on. Coming to Fontbonne required me to make a whole new group of friends because not a lot of people from my high school came here. So all of my new friends that I have made in my year and a half at Fontbonne, I thank you for being my friend because you have enhanced my time at Fontbonne and are one of the MANY reasons I keep coming back after each semester.

Thank you everyone for reading my blogs this semester, and I hope you all finish strongly! We’ve only got a week and a half left!

peace out ✌️

Morgan

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Picture this for a second: in about a week from now, we will be a month into the Fall semester! To some of you, Fontbonne is like any other University. You wake up, go to class, maybe participate in a sport or two; then at the end of the day, go back to your dorm and repeat the same thing again the next day. For the rest of us, it’s much more than a place that we spend four or more years just learning. It is a community/town of its own. And if that is not enough, zoom out a bit further and you will find yourself in the beautiful city of Clayton! Now, what do I mean by a sense of community? I mean that there is always something going on! One day you may be eating ice cream in the Golden Meadow, then participating in a dance marathon,  and later you may be petting a pup during finals week! Trust me when I say this: GET INVOLVED! Everyone knows that being active in extracurricular activities is a good thing (for resume purposes). Yes, you may have a heavy class load and maybe a job on top of that. That doesn’t mean that you can’t join an organization and have some fun along the way. You may only have four years of this. Don’t put yourself in the position in which you regret not doing something when you walk across the stage and receive your Diploma. Be active while you still have the chance! Until next time guys, stay classy!

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Here I am, exiting off highway 40, listening to Latch by Sam Smith. It wasn’t until I passed the legendary corner Walgreens that it hit me that I was headed to Fontbonne University. How did this summer baby (who loves school but also appreciates the ever-so-glorious three-month break) find her way back onto a college campus? Granted it was for a quick stop at one of my favorite libraries, but still I wondered ‘Wow, I have somehow managed to end up back here!’ I chuckled at what I though was just a passing thought.

As soon as I stepped out of my car, I realized I was wrong. I happily began to take in the calming scene of my campus. I felt my heart warm as I began to smile. I believe that is the true feeling of joy, when you can smile at nothing in paticular. It was a mix of both excitement and comfort, as if I had just stepped into my home after a long trip. It was then that I realized how much I truly love Fontbonne University.

Whenever I am here I know I am surrounded by genuine people who truly value education. They not only embrace every student, but they also act as living examples of how hard work leads to success. Popular writer Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr said “Where we love is home- home that our feet may leave but not our hearts.” I left Fontbonne that day not only thankful for another two weeks of summer vacation (Fun and Rest — Yayy!), but also eager. I was eager to return back to Fontbonne, a place where my heart feels at home!

 

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I think we can all agree that this semester has flown by quickly. I feel school just started a few weeks ago but we only have two months left of the fall semester. I took it easy this semester because I am at a new school and I wanted to get the hang of things before I overload with school. Part of me wants this to end, but then another part of me wants it to keep going. I love my classes I am taking, and all the new friends I have made are awesome! It makes me sad that some of them are seniors this year and they are leaving me. I wish them the best of luck and hope we will stay in touch. Even though this semester is great, I am looking forward to next semester. The classes that I want to take seem like they are going to be fun and interesting. I am hoping to also make more new friends. Until next time Griffins!

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