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Ready for Warm Weather!!

by Katie on February 26, 2015

in Extracurricular

I have to admit I’m ready for some warm weather already!!  As much as I love sweaters, hot tea and a warm blanket while watching Grey’s Anatomy… after all the freezing temperatures lately, I’ve had enough for one winter!

My favorite things to do when the weather is warm is go to an outdoor concert, walk in the park, and go shopping with friends.  I love the energy you get from beautiful weather!  When it’s cold, all I wanna do is stay indoors and stay warm… but during summer I’m always finding ways to move more and to get outdoors.  I also love spring fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apricots, and papaya.  Yum!!



Alumni Posts

Senior Snow Days

by Alumni Posts on February 24, 2015

in In Saint Louis

This being my last semester at Fontbonne, what I wanted most this spring 2015 was some winter weather. A fairly mild winter had left me missing last year’s snow storm. With snow in the forecast, I kept my fingers crossed all of Sunday. Working full time in retail eats up all of my weekends, so the idea of a day of an actual day off was an impossible dream. With the help of a little snow, I thought I could actually turn that dream into reality.

Driving home late Sunday night, a dust of snow had begun to fall. I made it back to Fontbonne just in time, for the snow picked up on my way back home. Yes, I call Fontbonne my home.

I absolutely love Fontbonne and St. Louis, in the winter. Campus covered in snow creates an ideal picture in my mind. I was in hibernation for the entirety of that Monday, but I do have this photo to share from the surrounding area of FBU.

Snowy St. Louis



Snow adventure!?

by Kathy on February 23, 2015

in In Saint Louis

Hi everyone,

Honestly, I like snowing and this is my first experience seeing snow in my life. Initially I felt so romantic and excited seeing snow and everything seem frozen (car is frozen, leaves are frozen, etc). All around is white and peaceful. However, after few days, streets started to get dirty as the snow became grey in color. And when you walk on the street, your shoes are submerged into the snow and start getting wet. That’s what I started disliking snowing and missing my days in California! During the last few days, the weather was terrible as it extremely chilly and snowed heavily. I hate removing the snow or even ice crystals from my car, as I spent almost a half-hour to get rid of those in order to be safe to drive. Even though snow is pretty at first, I would rather have sunny and hot weather than a chilly and troublesome snowy day.


Now that I have been at Fontbonne for almost one full semester, there are a few things that I wish I had known sooner! Here are some insider tips and tricks for those of you who are planning on coming to Fontbonne:

1. Getting involved is the best way to meet people. So many of my new friends here have come from joining different clubs and activities such as: tennis, Fontbonne Activities Board, Future Teacher’s Association, and Residence Hall Association.

2. The weather here in St. Louis is crazy- it could be a blizzard one day and then 60 degrees the following day. You may need to transition between shorts and sandals to pants and a jacket in a matter of a few hours; bring to school what you will need in all weather conditions.

3. It is possible to survive on campus without a car. I only have my bike here and I can use it to go to the park, University City, coffee shops, and it also gives me a chance to get outside and get exercise after staying in class all day.

4. Take advantage of the free activities. Many of the organizations host free events throughout the year that are open to students. So far this year I have gone to a haunted house, gone paddle boating, had a tour around St. Louis and had cupcakes afterwards, and have seen many different performers and comedy acts. There are always events going on no matter what your interests may be.

5. Keep your door open. If you decide to live on campus, you will inevitably interact with your floor-mates often, so why not becomes friends with them! By having your dorm room door open, you will get to know people on your floor and also create a welcoming environment. This is how I met some of the best of people on my floor!

6. Get to know the international students. As the semester comes to an end, many Fontbonne students will return back to their home countries. Right now, there are people here from a variety of places such as Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Japan, and I have learned so much from them. It is a wonderful thing when you get to know someone from a different country or background than your own!


Spring Fever

by Marki April 30, 2014

Spring has finally sprung and I know I am not the only one saying “FINALLY!” I can happily wear my sun dresses and flip flops. The cold weather just makes me feel extremely drab, and I have no motivation to put any effort into what I am wearing, or even my school work (sometimes). The […]

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First Fall Weekend in St. Louis

by Joanna September 25, 2013

A beautiful weekend in the Lou. The weather was perfect and there was plenty to do! My friends and I walked to the Balloon Glow, We even saw a magnificent firework show! On Saturday, we saw dancers in the street, Boy! How they could move their feet! At night, I attended the Buddhist Mid-Autumn Fest, […]

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I’m Dreaming of a White…Easter?!

by Alumni Posts March 24, 2013

Ah, yes. Spring break. Time to catch up on some much needed rest, get back on track with homework, and enjoy the beginning of the new, refreshing season of spring. So why is there a blizzard blowing outside my window?? We are only into the first weekend of our spring break, but, so far, it […]

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Brace Yourself

by Alumni Posts November 13, 2012

Going to college in St. Louis, you should be well aware that the weather changes quite frequently! The past couple of days the weather has been fairly bipolar. This weekend was absolutely gorgeous outside! I loved driving with my windows rolled down, and my music blaring, and being able to wear my shorts again! It […]

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by Alumni Posts September 26, 2012

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to take a brief moment to share with you the LOVE I have for thunderstorms!!! They are probably the most gorgeous works of nature that anyone could experience on a regular basis. Seeing the lightening crack across the sky sends a thrill through me every time. Hearing the crash of […]

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Spring is in the Air

by Alumni Posts March 15, 2012

This week has had the most beautiful weather! Every day, students have been out in the Meadow hanging out, doing homework, and being very active. Everyone is enjoying this weather! On Monday, I  attempted to get some homework done, but it was too nice out to focus, so I just enjoyed the sunshine. I decided […]

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