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.
SLU students stake hundreds of American flags in the quad in rememberance of 9/11
Spirit Competition 2014
Every academic year at Saint Louis University kickstarts with Fall Welcome, our jam-packed week of crazy activities to welcome all new students and just celebrate life as Billikens. Fall Welcome includes freshman move-in, a colossal square dance on top of a parking garage, the Convocation ceremony with the President of SLU, a gigantic street party and concert, and, of course, the beloved annual spirit competition.
This year I was hired to photograph all of Fall Welcome as an Oriflamme member—the orientation and spirit leaders decked out in orange shirts. The competition is always my favorite event to shoot. The entire Class of 2018 gathered in Herrmann Stadium to cheer on the SLU Men’s Soccer team and compete against each other (residence hall against residence hall) to take home the spirit competition championship prize of box suite tickets to a Billiken Basketball game in Chaifetz Arena.
For more photos from the Spirit Competition, check out my full album here.
Be a Billiken.
- Luke -
Whelp, here it is. Senior year at Saint Louis University.
It’s crazy to look back on how quickly the past three years have gone by! I won’t go off on a long reflective description of how time is precious or anything… but I will tell you that I am stoked to be sharing my senior year SLU experience with you via this Be A Billiken Blog. Stay tuned for the inside scoop of life at SLU, life in St. Louis, and life looking back and growing upon my already three years at this amazing University.
- Luke -
I first must reiterate a common, though ironic, thought at SLU: I’m happy that summer is over! While it was wonderful to be home with family and friends cheering on my Cleveland Indians, it never gets old returning to my SLU family.
I had the pleasure of starting my…
Being back on campus means that extracurricular activities are once again in full swing. Saint Louis University (SLU) offers more than 150 activities, clubs, and organizations for students.
I had the privilege of helping establish SLU Wishmakers last year, an on-campus Make-A-Wish® chapter. Our incredible “wish child” wanted to swim with the dolphins, so we made it our goal to raise $3,000 to fund her vacation. We recently exceeded our fundraising goal, raising nearly $4,000 for her family. To read more about our cause, please click here. I have also attached some photos from the welcome Wishmakers hosted for her family at SLURuba (the outdoor pool).
SLU has taught me how to truly be a woman for others. I can’t wait for all the other opportunities this year brings knowing that I am constantly learning — inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. -Mother Teresa
Celebrating a successful move-in with good friends and Pappy’s BBQ just down the road from Saint Louis University’s campus! The food was well worth the one hour wait! -Brinda