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The warm weather of the last few days has been a reminder that summer is almost here, and that my first year here at Fontbonne is almost over. There has been a lot of end of the year activities the last few days at Fontbonne. Today, of course, is Denim Day, a day dedicated to promoting the awareness of sexual violence. SHESA sold crafts made out of denim for a few hours today, and I helped promote awareness by assisting. The Animal Protection Agency of Missouri came to Fontbonne today, and brought with them kittens and dogs to help de-stress students before finals. I paid special attention to the kittens this afternoon, and it took all that I had not to take one of them home with me. I am the proud mother of two year-old kittens and a twelve-year-old cat! One more kitten couldn’t have hurt, right?

This year is almost over, but I am still looking forward to my second year at Fontbonne. I look forward to doing exactly what I did today, getting involved! Next year I plan on joining more student organizations, the dance team, and attending events Fontbonne holds every single week here at college. I do slightly regret not getting involved enough this year, but plan on making up for it the next! As a fashion merchandising major, I am excited to get my foot further into the door of St. Louis fashion by attending more events and volunteering. One event I am really anticipating is going to New York City with the other fashion merchandising majors next spring. I have never been before, and if it all works out, am planning to go.

Although I do not for sure know what the next year holds for me, I know I will not miss out on any opportunities. Do it while you’re young, right?

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Another week at Fontbonne has flown by! With just three weeks left here, I am trying to live every day to the fullest, but homework and final projects have made that difficult. Because my daily life at Fontbonne is consumed with homework or other things most would consider not fun, my roommate and I have decided to make finals week at Fontbonne our fun week. We plan on doing all the things we wished we could have throughout the year, like going to the zoo, shopping, eating sushi, and taking in the sights of St. Louis. We are beginning the week with tickets to a Cardinals game. That is probably what I am most excited for. I cannot wait for the next couple weeks to hurry up and go by. By that time, all projects and all homework will have been completed, and I can kick off the summer with fun week.

I wanted to alert all you readers out there that SHESA (Student Human Environmental Sciences Association) is hosting events for Denim Day on April 26th. We will have various activities that day, including a self-defense class, and we hope a lot of people participate. SHESA has worked very hard on organizing everything for this day. We are collecting denim jeans to donate throughout campus, and on the 26th, we will be holding a craft table in the library. At the craft table, we are selling denim crafts for a donation, and also have the materials to make some of the crafts for those who would like to do so. I hope to see you there! SHESA is a great organization, and I would encourage all HES students, especially fashion merchandising majors, to get involved with SHESA!

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Fontbonne University student La Keesha participated in the university’s first Denim Day on Thursday, April 22. Sponsored by the Student Human Environmental Sciences Association, Denim Day is a global movement to build awareness of sexual violence. La Keesha documented the events and activities of the day, and discusses them in her own words in the video below.

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