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by Jess on September 8, 2016

in First Year at Fontbonne

Who am I? That’s a tough question to answer, mostly because I’m very like Alice in Wonderland in that “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then…” I think my volatility can be attributed to the fact that I was constantly moving when I was a kid. By the time I was eight, I had lived in seven different states and attended zero public schools in favor of homeschooling, because my parents foresaw a substantial amount of traveling in my future and wanted to save me the pain of switching in the middle of multiple semesters. I also blame my constant need to be busy on this frequent relocation – as well as the Type A personality present in most Nutrition & Dietetic students. I guess it’s good for students going into the medical field to be perfectionists?

So. I can’t tell you exactly who I am, because I don’t really know. But I can tell you what I like. I like traveling and being in new cities and listening to obscure music (that’s the Nashville girl in me). I like sports (Penguins, Red Sox, Penn State) and have been known to get crazy over my teams. I love people, and having conversations with said people – my friends say I can talk to a tree. I also like coffee, which makes for a great combination, because there are many wonderful conversations to be had with strangers at a coffee shop. I love to read – I have, hand over heart, read four books of the Harry Potter series over thirty times each, and the remaining three at least ten times each. Which brings me to the fact that I am a proud Slytherin [but not a Voldemort-esque Slytherin, I promise. Just cunning and resourceful :)]. My favorite flavor of ice cream is cookie dough. My favorite food to make is buffalo chicken dip. I have only eaten one pickle in my entire life – I was seven years old and it made me throw up, so you can see the natural aversion that developed. I would eat sushi every day of the week if I could afford it.

For five months at the beginning of this year, I worked at Walt Disney World as a bellhop at the Tower of Terror*, one of the most amazing, rewarding, unbelievable experiences of my life. I currently spend a great portion of my free time plotting ways to get myself back to Disney World as soon as I complete my master’s program and internship at Fontbonne, which will be next December. However, I am looking forward to making the most of my time here in St. Louis – I’ve already had some great adventures, many of them involving Cardinals games and the vast majority of free events like the Art Museum and the Zoo – and I think I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be at this moment in time.

Keep moving forward.

xoxo Jess

*For those of you who are curious, this is kinda what it’s like to be a bellhop at the Tower. Its true name is “The Hollywood Tower Hotel”…the story goes that in 1939, it was struck by lightning, and five unfortunate guests on board one of its elevator mysteriously disappeared into the Twilight Zone. Bellhops get to be really creepy and sassy and scare the crap out of people on their Disney vacations. I’m the second from the right, and that’s my hotel in the background.



Hello everyone, and welcome back to school! I hope you all had a great summer. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Taylor, and I am a senior here at Fontbonne. This is my fourth year here, and I am looking forward to a great final year at school.  I thought I might tell you a little about myself. I am majoring in dietetics, and when I graduate I am hoping to get a dietetic internship and get myself on my dream path of working in sports nutrition. My ultimate goal is to work with professional tennis players specifically. On campus, I am pretty involved. I am on my third year of being a resident assistant here, as well as being the Apartment Coordinator for our off-campus apartment building, Cotta Hall. I am also currently the president of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and between that, my RA job, studying, getting ready for internships, and blogging, I keep myself super busy! When I’m not on campus, I like to hang out with my friends and family, workout, eat, and do hot yoga, which I do almost every day. My other goal when I graduate is actually to become a certified yoga instructor! My favorite food is ranch dressing, my favorite hobby is napping, and I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. I can’t wait to get to know all of you! Have a great semester!




Who “SHE” Is?

by Candance on September 6, 2016

in Extracurricular

I was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO and graduated from Jennings High school. I am a child of God and I love serving others. I do my best to stay active within the community as much as possible, and I have trained my children to do the same. I am an alumni of Fontbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Service and current grad student pursuing my Master of Science degree in Instructional Design & Technology (IDT). I am a mother of two sons, an aunt to two wonderful nephews and 6 beautiful nieces. I am the great aunt to two great nieces and two great nephews.

I enjoy dreaming and doing things outside of the norm. I’ve gone horseback riding, ridden on a motorcycle and ziplined and would love to do it all again. I would like to one day travel internationally again doing mission work, go snorkling, parasailing, jet skiing, helicopter riding, hot air ballooning and more. As for now, I enjoy going to the movies whether alone or with others, out to eat, walking in the park and spending time with family and friends.


So, this is my first post. I’ll introduce myself: My name is Holly Rogers. I am a freshman majoring in Advertising. I am from St. Charles, MO. And technically, I live on campus. But I feel like a commuter most days. Between 2 jobs and a boyfriend back where I live, I only sleep here a few days a week. I work about 12 hours on the weekends at Racanelli’s Pizza in St. Peters and I work about 25 to 30 hours at Potbelly Sandwiches in Creve Coeur, but will be transferring to the Clayton location in November. I am the Treasurer for Business Club and I am always doing something. Free time seems to have disappeared from my life as of a month ago. This is the first time in my entire life I’ve ever considered myself “busy”. I’ve never played a sport, done dance or cheerleading, or took an active role in a club. BUT I was not lazy. I worked all 4 years of High School. And that’s because I like to work. That’s why I am driving myself crazy with 2 jobs right now. I like it, and the double paychecks aren’t too bad either. So there’s your tidbits about me.


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