Wrap-Up Rant

Despite the stress of finals and inevitable nostalgia, Reading Week is a great time for enjoying warm weather, feeling pride for a successful semester, catching up on sleep, and reflecting on an unbelievable second year of college.

Relay for Life

After the ceremony, I felt even more proud of the Relay committee for raising over $144,000 dollars for cancer research. My peers at WashU continue to impress me every day, and I feel confident that they are going to do BIG things… most of them already are!


As I mentioned in a previous post, I decided to take on a leadership position in my sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi. This has been a high-contributor to my busy-ness, but in my first three months as VP Philanthropy, I have learned a lot.

Supreme Law of the Land

The class is taught by Dr. Lee Epstein, an extremely impressive professor who seemingly knows everything possible about law, including distinct personalities of Supreme Court justices.

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. 

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

The PMaD Lab

I sort of expected it to be a one-season type deal, to keep me busy in the summer. But this semester, I came back to the lab for more. I completed my psychology minor and don’t need the credit anymore, but it is seriously a great time. 

The Return

Beginnings are always a mixture of emotions: excitement, curiosity, anticipation, and  a healthy dose of nervousness. This past week was no exception– I am delighted to report that the first week back is wrapping up nicely for me.

Winter Finals in the Lou

Here are some fun and relaxing places to let off some steam during winter finals (take it from a native St. Louisan)

Registration Season

Ah, tis the season to register for classes. This is an exciting time, but it can be rather stressful. Here’s a few tips for planning your schedule.

Who Would’ve Thought?

If you had told me two years ago that I would be ever standing in front of 150 sorority girls, reading a speech about how they should elect me to represent them in any way, I would tell you that you had the wrong girl. It’s not something I could have pictured, but I’m so happy with it. 

We Want You! (Join a Club)

There are approximately eight trillion clubs and organizations that are active at WashU. This is clear right from the start of freshman year, when the activity fair is held on Mudd Field.

Present Moral Problems

I guess I should not be surprised that I love my philosophy class so much. Present Moral Problems, taught by Brian Talbot, is one of the most interesting and thought provoking classes I’ve taken so far at WashU.

WILD: Walk In, Lay Down?

Yesterday was WILD, an event that happens once every semester at WashU. WILD is an acronym which stands for “walk in, lay down,” although the nature of the event does not usually call for much relaxation. (In a good way)

Right Back to Writing

While high school courses and strict paper-writing formulas resulted in my decreasing interest in writing, the flexible creative writing courses at WashU have reminded me why I used to love it so much.

Life as a Walrus

Switching residential colleges: the transition from Lien to Wheeler.

Sophomore at Softball

Walking onto the field for the first practice as a sophomore felt drastically different than it had one year earlier as a freshman, and I’m so glad I stuck with it.

But You Can Call Me J-Monay: Introduction

Hello! My name is Jessie, but feel free to call me by my nickname. Click on this post to learn a little bit about me!