Moving to London for a Semester Abroad

Being a junior has meant many things, but most importantly for me, it meant the opportunity to study abroad.

A (re) Introduction

Since it’s been a while since I’ve written a post on this blog, I figured it would be appropriate to quickly re-introduce myself since a few things have changed since my first post.

Reflections From My Trip to Tucson With My Global Citizenship Program Class

My first year at WashU by no means ended the way that I thought it would. I always envisioned packing up all of my belongings from my room after finals and saying proper goodbyes to my friends before heading home. Instead, I found myself on a flight back to New York from Arizona after spring […]

From One Bear to (Hopefully) Another

Perhaps the question I hear most often—and always the one I dread answering the most—from prospective students is “Why did you choose WashU?” My apprehension has nothing to do with my inability to answer the question at all; instead, it has everything to do with my confidence in my ability to encapsulate everything that I […]

Silent Disco Night at Ursa’s

9 pm: I finish my shift at the Bear-y Sweet Shoppe and close up shop. My friends and I walk around the corner to Ursa’s Nite Life, the alternative night life programming space on campus. A curtain of metallic streamers hangs in the doorway and my glasses fog up immediately upon entering. Green, blue, and […]

What I Learned During My First Semester

It has officially been a week into my second semester of college. Over winter break, I had some time to reflect on my first semester at WashU, so here are three things I learned during my first semester of college! Time management is key to getting things done. I know it’s been said by everyone […]

St. Louis Saturdays: Pumpkin Picking and Painting

Growing up in the metropolis that is New York City, I rarely encountered anything other than towering skyscrapers and rattling subways. The largest places of nature were Central Park in the middle of Manhattan and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. As such, I’d never experienced quintessential fall activities such as apple picking, […]

Korean-Mexican Fusion? Surprisingly Good!

A few weekends ago, my friends and I decided to get dinner at Seoul Taco on the Delmar Loop. We had heard many people rave about it, so we thought we’d go and see if it lived up to its reputation.

St. Louis Saturdays: St. Louis Balloon Glow!

Welcome to St. Louis Saturdays! This is going to be a series on my page detailing my experiences at different events and places (restaurants, landmarks, etc.) around St. Louis. To be clear, there will be posts about events on other days, but because I love alliteration, I chose ‘Saturday’ for the name. 

Nice to Meet You!

Hello! As is the nature of introductions in college, here are some basic facts about myself: my name is Yanny, I’m a first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences, and I’m from New York City.  I haven’t declared a major yet so I’m excited to explore the myriad of fascinating courses WashU has […]