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A lot of our values growing up have been shaped by movies and television and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This spring break, I’ve been catching up on a TV show called “Supernatural.” It’s about two brothers that fight evil forces in the world. The show is funny, graphic, and full of cool visual effects, but what I take away from it is not that demons or angels exist, but that family is one of the strongest forces one can have. These two brothers will really fight for each other, and I find that really inspirational. But the show also tells you that family doesn’t always have to be blood.

After each show, I think of my own family.  I think of my friends that make my family here. They fight for me in ways that I don’t realize. I also believe that God fights for me. And yet, it’s hard to remember that. On days when it’s hardest to see the light, it’s hard to see how many people are rooting for you!  But hey, they are rooting for you!

That really comforts me. Our inner demons can be vanquished by the power of community and love. It’s a refreshing and comforting thought. And I’m glad that Fontbonne is one of those fighter communities that really reaches out to you when you need it!



It takes A team

by Marki on March 10, 2014

in Campus Community

When it comes to putting on a performance you have to have a team to make it work. From the director first starting out with an idea, to them going to the designers to execute their vision, to the actors come together to make it all come alive on stage. It takes everyone to really bond and work together to create a great experience for the audience. After being in the latest Fontbonne theatre production of “Fit” I truly recognize that it takes a team to make it all work. Without out the lighting, the sets, the sounds, and the costumes, plays would be nothing more than a scene read. All these aspects is what makes theatre come alive and I am so grateful to do this with my Fontbonne family. I love theatre and I truly happy I came to Fontbonne to live out my dreams with other people who care just as much!


I had good plans for this past weekend. I was going to go to STL Up Late Party, spend some time with family and also have a girls night. All of that had to be cancelled though. I just had to get sick. It’s the time of year where the weather is starting to change and people start to get sick. I had to be one of the lucky ones. YAY ME. (That was sarcasm if you couldn’t tell.) I was really looking forward to the weekend but those plans got shattered. Oh well, I am hoping to get better soon.

COTTA RESIDENTS! There will be a game night on this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the basement. Come join Isabella and I with some fun games. :)



Family Time Is The Best.

by Corie on February 17, 2014

in Uncategorized

I spent this weekend with my family and it was great. We had a family friend come in from Chicago. We also were celebrating my cousins 14th birthday. There was a lot of reminiscing and telling new funny stories as usual. Of course while munching on a lot of food. Besides the party I went to a volleyball tournament. It was my first time. The cool thing is that it was in the Rams dome. I can say I was on the Rams field. Obviously the actual field was taken out. There was just concrete. Finally last night my whole family decided to go out for dinner and it was about 7:30pm. The first place we tried was over and hour wait, the second was over 45 mins, the third was over 30 can catch my drift. We were able to finally eat the the fifth place we choose. Took us a while to find a place that was not so packed. Today I come back to my apartment and its just ice. ICE. I rather it snow.


Holiday Cookie Making

by Kimi December 12, 2013

Each year my family gathers for a cookie making day.  Now, for some reason we bake at the beginning of the month and somehow think that the cookies will make it to Christmas Eve, which they never do.  The cookies we make are Brookies, Red Hots and Smuckers. A Brookie is basically brownie batter, topped [...]

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Happy Holidays

by Tara Jones December 11, 2013

I feel so guilty already! My family doesn’t exactly have set holiday plans for Winter break like everybody else. Rather, we’re spending time bonding with each other because I feel like that’s something we can certainly improve on! The Christmas season isn’t about gifts and gluttony, food and folly. It’s about love. Thus, that’s what [...]

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by Kristen December 10, 2013

This week, I was going to talk about finals and give you guys some of my best tips on how to master them.  I was going to say that it’s better to study a little every day instead of cramming, to organize your notes into main ideas, to highlight main concepts, to give your brain [...]

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Holiday Traditions

by Kimi December 9, 2013

I have always found the Holidays very stressful!  At first it was because my mom, dad, sister and I lived out of state so instead of a time of relaxing and celebration we were baking, packing, traveling, and living from a suitcase.  It was never relaxing or fun.  Now that we are back in-state, the [...]

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Giving Thanks

by Kristen December 2, 2013

I know that there are a million blogs that have been written in the past week beginning with “I am thankful for…”  But most of us do have a lot to be thankful for.  And by the fourth day of Thanksgiving break with my family, I desperately need to be reminded that I am thankful [...]

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Is It Winter Break Yet?

by Corie October 25, 2013

I am so ready for winter break like you would not believe. I have been stressed probably since week 4 or 5. Luckily I dedicate Thursday nights to go out with friends and unwind. Since I am not from St. Louis it is interesting to go to different places downtown. The experience is great and [...]

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