Photo of the Week: Hammocking

With the cold of winter behind us, the hammock enthusiasts have already begun popping up all over campus. Hammocking is a popular way WashU students take advantage of the huge trees and open grassy areas to study or take naps in between classes.

Answering My Own High School Senior Questions

Just about two years ago, I had the great fortune to be able to select from among terrific options for college. At the top of the list was a great mid-western university that I had planned to attend from about the time I was 7 years old, when my much older brother began his freshman […]

Photo(s) of the Week: Bauer

Bauer Hall is one of the newest buildings on campus and definitely one of the most beautiful. The center of this business school building spirals down into a wooden stepped atrium (shown above), perfect for doing work during the day when the whole space is illuminated by the glass ceiling. I come here occasionally to […]

Dedicated to My Best Friends

Leaving Claire and Eva for Spring break was an emotional experience, so I can’t imagine spending a whole semester in different countries as them. I am positive that we will visit each other, but still, that is much different than being able to walk five steps and crawl into their beds to watch TV with them. 

Photo of the Week: Where’d the Snow Go?

Just last post I was celebrating the snowfall, but this weekend we were blessed with beautiful 55 degrees and sunny days. Typical St. Louis! Mudd Field was filled with students hammocking and laying on the grass. 

What’s for lunch today?

Raspberry cream is sweet

Quiche tastes rich and fluffy

Today’s lunch is such a treat

Waltz of spring flavors in a chew.

Amber’s advice: Don’t pigeonhole yourself too soon

Amber recommends that students “take at least one course about something you haven’t really studied before but that interests you. Take at least one, and see where it leads you.” She added a religious studies course to her schedule on a whim – and found her passion.

Sharing his passion: Ignacio Sanchez Prado

When it comes to Latin American culture, Professor “Nacho” is your go-to here at WashU. He lives it and breathes it (not to mention teaches it), and he transfers his passion for the subject to his students.

Discover WashU’s hidden treasure

“Ahoy! Keep going west, Cabin Boy! We must sail away from this whirl of electron affinity! Tug tug…”
I fixed my cocked hat and strode across my bedroom, yelling out to my brother as he steered a small hula hoop beside me. We kept sailing, from center O at 8°00’ N and 15°99’E to Beryllium Island at 3°00’ N and 9°01’ W. It was a treacherous voyage, because we were quickly losing ionization energy!

How to Live Your Best Life in St. Louis

College life can be so busy that you feel cut off from the world around you. Luckily, St. Louis is a city that has so much to offer!

Day in the Life-Thursday February 22

Recently, I realized that I haven’t yet shared with you all what a typical day at Wash U looks like for me. So, here’s a little glimpse into my life: 9:00- Wake up. Although I roll over to turn my alarm clock off, I don’t actually get out of bed for another ten minutes. After […]

A little touch of classics from Winter Break!

When You Study the Humanities

The first thing people think of when they think of Classics is old statues and epic poetry. But here, at WashU, I have fallen in love with the field and just how surprisingly “modern” it can be!

My Career Center Yelp Review

Once I had the realization that, “Oh, maybe having a job over the summer would be a positive thing in my life,” I decided to check out the Career Center. One of the best things I got out of my first visit was joining the Government & Public Policy (GPP) Work Group

A Semester of Growth: A New Passion?

In which I swallow my fears and make one of the greatest accidental-decisions in my life.

Photo of the Week: Snow!

This week we got a sprinkling of snow, which was beautiful while it lasted! I took this from my studio in art school.

Comfort Meals

Before coming to Wash U, I wondered about whether I would get tired of eating cafeteria food all the time. After all, even the best cafeteria food gets old after you’ve eaten it for a while.  For my first few weeks at Wash U, although I enjoyed the food, I couldn’t help wanting some variety. […]

The Economics of Making a Small School Big

They say “you can make a big school small, but you can’t make a small school big”. At Wash U, you can have both. One of the benefits of going to Wash U is that because there are several schools in which you can major, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art, there is so much […]

A Change of Pace: Moving from One Side of Campus to the Other

Although the South 40 is fantastic, WashU Residential Life features even more options for housing. Introducing…the Village!