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Getting Involved: Extracurriculars at WashU

Extracurriculars can be the most fun and meaningful part of college life. Here’s a little about what I do to get involved.

Free Food at WashU!

There is nothing WashU students love more than free stuff. Here’s a list of some of my favorite free food opportunities on campus!

My WashU: Then and Now

In which I explain why I decided to attend WashU and how my experiences have compared to my expectations!

Designing for America @WashU

Leaving campus is an adventurous way to take a break from the rigor and workload that is WashU. The organizations and extracurricular groups on campus will often lend opportunities for that adventure into the community around your university.

The Life of a Non-Professional Theater Nerd

There is a common saying among the Washington University student theater community: once you get sucked into theater, you never leave. Most of us have been doing theater since high school, although some began more recently, and almost none of us want to pursue theater professionally. Even so, we dedicated hours of our time to […]

Andrew D. Martin

Meet WashU’s New Chancellor

Andrew D. Martin has been appointed chancellor of Washington University, effective June 1, 2019. He will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019. Martin, 45, earned his doctorate in political science from Washington University in 1998, and was a member of […]

Making Time for Office Hours

Taking advantage of office hours might be the best kept secret of any university, but at WashU we are letting the cat out of the bag!

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!

Club Featurette: Kendo Club

I came for the kendo, and stayed for the people.
Featuring a swordsmanship sport, the tea ceremony, Japanese culture, and community.

The Meaning of ‘Family’

Even when your homesickness is at its peak, WashU will be there.

Community time! The Japanese Festival

The beautiful St. Louis Botanical Garden hosts the Japanese Festival near the end of every summer. Check in to see some of the awesome arts and culture showcases they have there! (Featuring: the Wash U Kendo Club)

Community time! The St. Louis Festival of Nations

A little about my experience volunteering at the St. Louis Festival of Nations, an awesome multicultural celebration near Wash U. Stay tuned for Cultural Festivals part II— the Japanese Festival!

A Day In The Life

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for a while now. My days at WashU are always jam-packed with activities, but it rarely feels too overwhelming. Instead, my full schedule keeps me moving, and allows me to feel continuously productive. Each day is unique, as my class schedule differs. This past Monday was particularly eventful though, so I’d like to take you through it.

Year of the Rooster

Hi everyone! I spent this past weekend celebrating Chinese New Year here in St. Louis. Now, you might be wondering why I celebrated it a week late (since Chinese New Year was last week!)—this is because I spent the last week celebrating with family, so I spent this weekend celebrating with the greater St. Louis community. Hello, year of the rooster!

Social Media Detox

A couple weeks ago, I found myself checking my phone more than usual. Maybe I was homesick, and texting my friends and family seemed like a proactive way to cure loneliness. Yet, the increase in my technological habits yielded an ever-growing awareness that I was socializing with a screen. While my eyes were perpetually plastered to an artificially lit display, I was depriving myself of tactile human connection.

Classes To Take Before You Graduate

Wash U’s interdisciplinary education has equipped me with skills necessary to travel during my abroad experience. Each day, I use my knowledge to synthesize the plethora of new sights and cultural characteristics that I encounter. Wash U’s versatile course listings exist to nurture well-rounded students, and so, we must take advantage of all our school has to offer.

Photo(s) of the Week: Love Rally

Last week I attended a “Love Rally” outside of the DUC where over a thousand people from Wash U and the communities beyond gathered to support one another in the wake of the election. People from local government, neighboring schools, and our own campus told stories, recited poetry, and sang songs of tolerance and inclusion.

Photo of the Week: Post-Election Open Discussion

Last night, around 150 students gathered together in Brookings quad for a Post-Election Open Discussion. The event was organized by two students and a professor who wanted to create a forum for all students to express their thoughts about the recent election in a safe, open-minded environment. It was really great to see how the community here fosters support and free speech, and I’m really happy I could attend.