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Hi everyone,

Do you know that this coming Friday is our Fontbonne Day?!!! I’m very excited to that since I just came to Fontbonne University last summer and this is my first year to experience Fontbonne Day!! This year I will have an opportunity to participate into one of the volunteering activities. I and other Fontbonne students will be going to an elementary school to decorate their walls and do a little gardening. I think it will be fun especially since the weather these days is so nice!!! :D

Let’s spread the Fontbonne spirit in the St. Louis community!!!

– Kathy

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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?

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The semester is almost over and hopefully all of you are feeling that you didn’t hold anything back! I don’t know about you but my first swim of the year is always better when I feel that I did the best I could possibly do.

This week is about sharing the most important thing I learned this semester. I learned a lot in my one year in STL but this semester was especially significant. It has taught me (or I taught myself, either way) that life is too short to do the same things, day in and day out. Yes, routines are healthy and important when chasing success but that’s not what I mean. When faced with a decision to do something you’ve done before or something new, always chose the latter! I’m sure there are things that were so much fun you just want to do them over and over, but trust me when I say it’s better to try new things! In my one year living in STL, I have faced many decisions on where to eat or what bar to go to. I always try a new place and insist on staying away from doing things twice because I enjoy keeping things excting, new, and adventurous. In transferring from my old school, which I loved, I have learned that it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, you control your own happiness!

Also, Fontbonne Lacrosse’s senior day is this Saturday April 25th at Gay Field. I am the only senior and would appreicate any support I can get to help us get our first win! Go Griffins!

Ev

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I realize that I am kind of late for Spring Break plans, but it is never too late for Summer 2015 plans.  Honestly, I have already been planning like my entire summer schedule even though the semester is not even over.  Though sadly I have signed up for classes during the summer, which is never bad to do to not get out of the routine with classes when in college.  What I cannot wait for this summer is honestly, more time with my family, exploring the city without having to worry about missing class (I have class only one day a week so I really don’t need to worry about missing class when taking adventures), laying out in the grass with my dog, and especially having the time to spend time with my boyfriend.  I am not the kind of one to really talk about my boyfriend with others, all sappy and such, but being away from someone who is special in your life for extended periods of time can really take a toll on a person.  But really, I cannot wait to explore the city more, just learning more about the city that I live in I think is important because that way, I really learn about my own hometown, feeling like I am a part of it.  Such examples to explore could be City Garden, the famous St. Louis Arch, the Botanical Gardens, the Zoo, the Chess Hall of Fame, the History Museum, the Art Museum, the Muny, and more.  I can admit that I have made my own board on Pinterest dedicated to St. Louis adventures, just to plan and get excited for summer and adventures.  Additionally I cannot wait to go and visit family members out of state, ROAD TRIP!  Really, I urge for people to take a trip, planned or unplanned, bring along friends and explore a part of the big world around you.  Like really, the fun of just even planning sounds amazing.  Summer 2015, coming in May, just a few short weeks away…..!

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What Makes Fontbonne Special?

by Sarah April 7, 2015

What makes Fontbonne special?  If someone were to ask me that I am not sure what I would say at first if having not thought about it prior.  Though once I begin comparing and contrasting how Fontbonne varies from my friend’s colleges I think of things right off the bat, such as how it is […]

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Forest Park Forever

by Abby April 7, 2015

I know that I’ve talked about Forest Park before, but it is truly a jewel of St. Louis! Forest Park offers so many opportunities (which are usually free!) and is a beautiful place that continues to amaze me. Now that spring is here, I am able to spend more time outside and bike over to […]

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Spring Time

by Sarah April 7, 2015

I realize that I am pretty late for springtime daydreaming, though I think it is not too late to still think about the adventures of spring and summer.  After staying inside all winter, nothing compares to going outside and playing with friends.  When I was a kid I can just remember all of the adventures […]

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Coffee at Concordia Park.

by Cathy April 7, 2015

Nothing compares to standing underneath the giant trees, surrounded by a beautiful park. St. Louis has so much to offer, but perhaps the most influential in my everyday life is the scenery. Coming from a suburb that has a sidewalk and one bike path, I love exploring the parks around school. The one pictured above […]

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St. Louis’ Taste of Achievement 6K

by Hannah March 31, 2015

Have you noticed all the National Nutrition Month events on campus this month?! Well, last weekend, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – St. Louis held their own event in honor of NNM! The Taste of Achievement 6k and 1 Mile Fun Run! ANDSTL encouraged people of all ages to come out to Creve Couer […]

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Small School in the Big City

by Abby March 31, 2015

The great thing about Fontbonne University is that it provides the comfort and close-knit feeling of a small school but is placed amongst a busy and bustling city. The small size of Fontbonne allows for small staff to student ratios as well as a community that truly cares about what is best for you. At the […]

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