Be A Billiken Blog
What's life really like for college students? Brinda, Camilo, Colleen, Luke, Mike, Natalie, Nicole and Scott have the inside look at college classes, dorms, college sports and campus activities at Saint Louis University. Check in with them here, or follow them on Tumblr.
Last week was full of really exciting moments as a Billiken:
1. I participated in SLU Dance Marathon as one of the Morale Captains. It was a 12 hours event on November 22nd in which we culminated a year of working toward our fundraising goal for Children Miracle Network hospital in Saint Louis area (St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical Center). It was a night full of joy, laughs, hope, and passion. Always For The Kids!
2. I was able to go to Spain during Thanksgiving break with a fellow Nicaraguan Billiken to visit some of our friends that are studying abroad in SLU’s campus in Madrid. It was a great time and an amazing experience to be able to go to another country and reconnect with incredible friends that I have not seen during this semester. I was able to explore the city of Madrid, learn a lot about their culture and history, and get some a glimpse of the Study Abroad experience a lot SLU students choose to have every semester.
I cannot wait to see what else is to come in my journey at SLU.
SLU Dance Marathon was November 22nd and it was an absolute BLAST! My year as a board member culminated in the 12 event which celebrated a year’s worth of fundraising efforts for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical Center. $221,524.04 miracles made, and a night that made me proud as always to be a Billiken.
Be here For The Kids! Be you. Be a Billiken.
St. Louis doesn’t usually see snowfall until mid-December, but, then again, Midwest weather is always unpredictable! Yesterday just under two inches of snow fell on campus, and within an hour every inch of SLU was trampled in footprints from students playing in the winter wonderland. Snow always, always brings out the inner child in college students!
Snowball fights, snow angles, and, of course, snowmen quickly appeared in the quad. Even though we didn’t get much accumulation, some students were determined enough to build a snowman beside the statue of St. Ignatius. They made sure to give Igantius’ new companion a walking stick for his pilgrim journey alongside the Jesuit’s founder.
SLU is even more beautiful under a fresh blanket of snow!
- Luke -
My best friends and I went to Lafayette Square for a quick study break last weekend. Lafayette Square is a beautiful historic Victorian neighborhood in St. Louis close to campus… and it’s home to some of our favorite restaurants!
In the past few weeks, I’ve had a blast serving with my Alpha Phi Omega family (and Big/Little reveal!), running past some awesome St. Louis landmarks on the way to finishing my first half marathon, decorating golf carts for the homecoming parade, and busting some moves with the Billiken. What a wonderful place to call home!
Be here. Be you. Be a Billiken.
Our Indian Student Association introduced the SLU and St. Louis community to Garba, Raas, and Bhangra — a night celebrating Navratri with a live band, dancing, and Indian food! This festival symbolizes a person’s internal battles and emphasizes the need to destroy the ego in order to advance spiritually. I absolutely love sharing my culture with friends and am already looking forward to next year!