Clayton Art Fair

Junior year has kicked off!! It’s crazy to think I’m already done with half of my WashU career, and will be spending the next semester at University of Edinburgh in Scotland! That leaves me with exactly three semesters (two and a half??!) to take full advantage of everything WashU and St. Louis has to offer. […]

Picnic on Art Hill!!!

As I’ve mentioned many times before on this blog, one of my most valuable experiences thus far on Wash U’s campus has been being a WUSA. As a WUSA, we plan off-campus activities once a semester for the freshman on the floor we are assigned to. We started off the year on my floor, Dardick […]


WashU is pretty well versed in cultural shows, what with events like Diwali and Lunar New Year Festival being huge events on campus. While I attended both of those during my freshman year, I somehow missed out on one of the other big ones, Carnaval. Carnaval is a celebration of Latin American and Spanish culture […]


I know I am so late to this party, but CONGRATULATIONS to all of you with regular decision acceptances!!! I’m so excited for you all and I know you will all make the right choice for yourselves!! That choice was WashU for me, and I haven’t regretted it since, and so wanted to share with you […]

Physiological Control Systems

The classes at WashU can be quite challenging, and my Physiological Control Systems class is no exception. However, I am so impressed with the amount of help offered in this course, I just have to blog about it. Professor Stein, the professor who teaches the course, is great and very approachable. He makes the lectures […]

Food Diaries – Half & Half

My suitemates and I decided that the right way to start this new semester and year was to spend some quality bonding time during the first weekend back in St. Louis. And what better thing to bond over than our love for food? We decided to check out a restaurant called ‘Half & Half” in […]

Food Diaries – Crepes etc.

I might have just found heaven on earth. Or at least something pretty close. Crepes etc. is a small French-style restaurant in the heart of the Central West End in St. Louis that serves a variety of breakfast and lunch crepes, along with other winter staples such as hot chocolate and coffee. I’ve already been […]


I got the opportunity to visit a haunted house in St. Louis this past Halloween with my residential college. WashU underclassmen housing is organized into residential colleges, most of which consist of a freshman dorm and a sophomore dorm. The Residential College Director (RCD) plans events for the entire residential college that facilitate bonding among […]

Those Big Lecture Classes

This past week has been extremely busy for me, with extra-curriculars and major exams having me running from classes to meeting to prolonged study sessions in the library. I just had a biology exam and it counts for a large part of my grade in the class, so needless to say, I was spent much […]

Food Diaries – Charlie Gitto’s on the Hill

As promised, I’ve continued my food adventures around St. Louis to report back about some of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten, and this restaurant is now one of my absolute favorite Italian places I’ve ever been to. This restaurant, Charlie Gitto’s, is located in the Hill, which is home to the Italian section […]

Saturday in the Park!

This past week, all the freshman floors and their WUSAs came together for Saturday in the Park, one of the major events through the first 40 days of freshman year. Saturday in the Park is a day planned by the First Year Center where the WUSAs (WashU Student Associates) take groups of students from their […]

Food Diaries – Mai Lee

WashU is known to have some of the best on-campus food, both in terms of taste and options. But there’s a huge food culture in St. Louis, that I didn’t really begin to explore until most of the way through my freshman year. Since food is obviously something everyone can relate to, I’m going to […]

Wash U Bucket List 1

Student: Katie Year: Freshman Res College: Wayman Crow What is one thing every freshman absolutely have to do at Wash U? Go to Dance Marathon in the fall! Why do you pick this particular event? It is an awesome 12-hour dance party, and 12 hours might seem like a long time but it is absolutely […]

Crow Cakes!!!!

One of the best parts of dorm life here at Wash U is that we are all split into residential colleges. Residential colleges consist of two or three dorms (usually freshman and sophomore dorms) that are grouped together. I live in Dardick, and belong to the Wayman Crow Res College (which is obviously the best […]

Papers, Papers, and More Papers

As the school year starts to wind down, the work sure seems to be piling up. I just had two papers due for my Problems in Philosophy and Renaissance Italy classes, which means I have been spending a lot of time at the library. Check out my huge stash of library books! But in all […]

CGIU 2013!

Last week, I got the amazing opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. CGIU is an organization started by President Clinton to fund university students to promote change around the world and to pursue global issues they are passionate about. Chelsea Clinton, Chancellor Wrighton, and […]