Alumni Council and Parents Committee-sponsored a âmocktailâ event for Winter Weekend in January.

Winter Album

Its name notwithstanding, most of Spring Semester plays out during winter in Canton, but winter has never stopped Laurentians from doing useful things and having fun doing them. Winter Weekend in January featured an Alumni Council and Parents Committee-sponsored “mocktail” event, at which students acquired tips on networking; a carnival for local kids; the movie Frozen; a clubs and organizations fair; a concert by student a cappella groups; and sports contests.

Earlier, Laurentians rallied behind the men’s hockey team as it climbed in the standings, with White Out Night inspiring a 4-2 victory over Colgate in a nationally televised game.The Canton Dunkin Donuts store made some inspiring donuts and in the Appleton lobby, the softball team did face-painting to raise funds for their Spring Break 12-game road trip to Florida.

Further into February, Chinese New Year observances, ushering in the Year of the Monkey, included a Chinese cultural festival, at which Yi (Judy) Zhou ’16 and friends performed traditional music.

At age 17, Colin Dowd ’16, plaid shirt, was diagnosed with a form of cancer so rare even his doctors didn’t have a name for it. While receiving treatment, he became familiar with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. By the time he arrived at St. Lawrence, Colin had beaten cancer. He became involved with the Pre-Health Club’s annual “Clips for Cancer,” which raises money for St. Baldrick’s. This year, he recruited his men’s golf teammates to shave their heads for the cause – and persuaded Head Coach Mary Lawrence to take part, too. The team raised more than $10,500 for St. Baldrick’s; the entire event raised close to $13,000.

Yi Zhou '16 and friends perform during the Chinese cultural festival.
The softball team offered face-painting to raise funds for their Spring Break 12-game road trip.
Colin Dowd '16 (in plaid) along with his golf teammates raised more than $10,500 for St. Baldrick's this year.
Winter Weekend featured, among other things, a carnival for local kids.