What is St. Louis like during the changing of seasons from winter to spring? Well that depends, are you the kind of person that really enjoys sneezing from allergies, mold, and other nature’s blooming plantations? Okay, St. Louis is not all like that. But having so many types of trees in our city as well as flowers, it definitely adds beauty to the area. Last Thursday, surprisingly was one of my busiest days on campus but I was astounded by how much beauty I saw on Fontbonne’s campus. Additionally I was so proud to be a part of this campus as well as experiencing the beauty. Everywhere practically there is something to admire, like the garden that resides within the very center of the apartment complex building, Southwest, which is on our campus. Southwest is the name of our building where upperclassmen are eligible to live in more apartment style-living rather than the other dorms. Students can take part in taking care of the garden in a personal way, creating impact to our campus. Next, there are the trees that cover our campus, tall trees and small trees. My personal favorite trees are those on the very front of Ryan Hall, I believe dogwood trees, I am open for anyone to correct me on that. I am very appreciative of our maintenance crews that take care of the vegetation on our campus, making it so beautiful as best as they can. I personally love days where all I can see is the sun, shining light on our campus and causing practically everyone to smile about it because it is so gorgeous. Plus, when you have a campus such as Fontbonne University that has hammocks in the Golden Meadow, what could be better than that?
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).
Another recent event was the GO! St Louis Marathon. My Fontbonne Friends Marcy and Isabella, and I went 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.
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!
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!