Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee

An afternoon at a street fair on Cherokee – food trucks, live music, artists, vendors –

Senior Regalia!

This is my second (and definitely not last) post about some of the senior shenanigans that take place throughout your last year at WashU. The nostalgia must be hitting me! A few months ago Jostens, the company that works with WashU to order announcements, regalia, and even class rings posted up in the bookstore available for seniors to […]

Senior Toast and Commencement Speaker

As commencement approaches, the WashU graduating class, friends, family, and faculty have been eagerly awaiting the commencement speaker announcement. Last week, at the senior toast, Chancellor Wrighton addressed the graduating class and shared with us that the speaker will be none other than the famous director and producer of documentaries: Ken Burns. Ken Burns’ best known documentaries include […]

WashU Global Brigades in Panama: Student Spotlight

Global Brigades is a group dedicated to empowering others. Nationally, it is the largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The organization works to recruit volunteers and professionals to “empower developing countries that improve quality of life while respecting local culture.” The WashU chapter of Global Brigades was started almost a decade ago and […]

Lewis and Clark Trail

Lewis and Clark built a trail that brought them from St. Louis (St. Charles area) clear across the country through Missouri, up through the Dakotas, across Montana, and up through Washington state. Together Lewis and Clark traversed their way across the country, and a large portion of their trail is still available for hiking patrons to explore right outside […]

TEDx Gateway Arch

Last weekend a TEDx event was hosted in St. Louis. TED, a foundation that supports the spreading of Technology Education and Design (TED) ideas is now supporting independently organized TED events or TEDx events. At the program that I attended last weekend I saw a total of 17 talks ranging from topics that included HIV and Love […]

– How to Survive a St. Louis Winter –

1. Explore the Best Coffee/Hot Chocolate Shops  – Bissinger’s: A high end, handcrafted chocolate shop. They are best known for their truffles and chocolate pieces, but a friend and I recently enjoyed a peppermint mocha that was to die for as well! Click here for more information. – Kayaks: Owned by Kaldi’s coffee, but located right off the engineering corner of […]

The Top 10 Things to Do This January in St. Louis

Happy New Year! I’m here to pass along the top 10 things to do this January in St. Louis. Check out the full article here. Those include but are not limited to the following: 1. January 2nd – The Harlem Globetrotters – scottradecenter.com 2. January 7th – February 1st – Guess Whose Coming to Dinner – repstl.org 3. […]

Top 10 Photos of 2014 – WUSTL

If you haven’t already added WUSTL on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – you must do so. Interesting articles and on goings at the university are always being posted complete with beautiful and fun photos galore. The latest trend on the WUSTL Facebook page, in fact, is the posting of the top 10 photos from 2014. They have […]

I have a job (and you can too)!

Trying to get a job is hard. Depending on what sort of job you are applying for you may need to acquire a business suit, dress shoes, a pad folio, a briefcase, and even the ability to take time off school to do on-site interviews! The application process is taxing and far from over for […]

Gateway Helicopter Tours

Looking down over St. Louis from the air puts a whole new perspective on the city. It is quiet, calm (despite the helicopter propellers!) and the expansive views are breathtaking. Our tour started down by the Arch, then continued over the city, above Tower Grove Park, the Botanical Gardens, and WashU’s undergraduate campus. From there we flew back […]

The Offsets

Wow! I think I’ve found my new favorite day trip from St. Louis: The Offsets. The drive to the recreational park is about an hour and a half outside of the city. Bring your friends, a bikini, a towel, $15 for park admittance (10$/person) and tube rental ($5/tube) and your courage – the cliffs are high.

Fair St. Louis

Forest Park continues to stun me with its free and fun-filled events! The Fair of t. Louis is an annual event in the city; typically the event is held down by the Arch, but, due to construction this year, it was moved to Forest Park. Since I live close enough to walk to Forest Park – […]

Wednesday Whitaker Music Festival

Wednesday evenings from June 4th through August 6th live music is featured at the Missouri Botanical Garden of St. Louis. Bring your friends, a blanket, a picnic, and you’re set! The gates open for free admittance to the garden at 5pm and music starts at 7. Be sure to get there before the music starts, however, […]


The MUNY, America’s oldest and largest outdoor theater, was established in 1919 and is still a frequented attraction in St. Louis. Last night I attended the opening night for the Summer 2014 season and was blown away by the first performance of Billy Elliot: The Musical! Each week the MUNY displays a new show. They began […]

Botanical Gardens – Lego Exhibit

Check out the Lego exhibit at the STL Botanical Garden between May 24 and September 7th! Check out more info here: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

The Old Rock House

The Old Rock House is a must-see on the tour of St. Louis. Their concert calendar an exceptional mix of eclectic local and surprisingly well-known indie bands on tour, the food is great, and the acoustics are certainly something to write home about. My dad and I went to enjoy the music of Katie Herzig, a vocalist […]