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I could get used to beautiful sunny weather.

As unpredictable as Midwest weather can be, I appreciate those beautiful sunny days that bring people out of the darkness to the bright outdoors.

As far as recent events go, this weekend has been delightful due to the great weather and fun outdoor events that I have been able to be a part of.

One recent event was a tailgate that we had on campus in order to pump Students up for the Men’s Lacrosse game (which we won by the way).

The tailgate featured personalized pennants that people could get.

Pennant-makers hard at work.

Fontbonne Staff Members Lisa Clanton and Janelle Densberger representing Griffin Nation.

It was fun watching the pennant-making process.

Fontbonne Students enjoying the weather and waiting for pennants.

Another recent event was the GO! St Louis Marathon. My Fontbonne Friends Marcy and Isabella, and I went last year.

Here's a picture of us cheering on runners at the event last year.

Even though I’m not a morning person, the GO! St. Louis marathon has been an event that has been worth waking up for. We post up on the Delmar Loop usually, which is around mile 20, near the end of the marathon. It’s fun interacting with the runners and rooting them on as they get closer to the finish line.

Here is Marcy, Me, and Isabella in our cheer gear this year! We're wearing black, red, and green to support our friend who dedicated his marathon partially to the people of Kenya. (Michael and I went to Kenya this past Summer with Fontbonne.)

We went to Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium near school to get some delicious food and shakes after the race.

Lovin' everyone taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the hammocks on campus in Medaille Meadow.

It’s just a shame that schoolwork has to put a damper on things, and my time enjoying the outdoor activities has to be limited. Last home stretch though…less than 40 days until I’m on Summer break and graduated!!!

Peace, Love, & Spirit!


Well, I was having some technical difficulties uploading a photo, but just know that I have taken plenty of pictures of my feet, and the beautiful Fontbonne campus in the background while I am laying one one of the four hammocks in the meadow. These were a new addition this year. We started with only two, and I guess they saw how popular they were among students and they had two more! They are very relaxing, and everyone loves them! I feel like more people are outside, whether they are doing homework or just hanging out between classes, even if they are not one of the lucky few who get to be on the hammocks. I like to hang out with my friends on them, take quick naps, or just have somewhere to go between classes to just enjoy being outside. They were a terrific idea and I am really glad they are out in the meadow!


My favorite place is the meadow. It is where a lot of us students hang out. We have movie nights there and club sign ups. It has hammocks which is awesome!

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I’m going to take some time in this post to address some of the new things at Fontbonne this year that make my life better. It’s by no means an all-encompasing list, but here are some of the perks of living at Fontbonne:

1. Free laundry. Okay, technically the cost is built into my room and board, but the main thing is that I don’t have to worry about carrying a bag of quarters around and then trying to cram every article of clothing I need washed into one machine.

2. Hammocks in the meadow. Yeah, that’s pretty much all that needs to be said.

3. A huge blow up movie screen. “Movies in the Meadow” are a new activity this year, and they’re pretty popular among resident and commuter students alike. I must admit, I’m not really into watching movies, but this past Saturday my FAVORITE MOVIE EVER was chosen to play, so I had to post up 5 feet in front of the screen and say every line along with the characters.

Yes, my favorite movie is Space Jam, and no, I’m not even sorry about it. Like I said, just a taste of living the dream at Fontbonne!


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