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Taking the Metro: Best stops for the best sights

I’ve had an amazing time traveling around the city using the Metro, which is free for WashU students. I loved getting to see the city that way! Here are some of my favorite spots in St. Louis that fall right on the Metro line.

Friends, food, and fun: Memories from my first year

Over a month after finishing my first year at WashU, I still can’t believe it’s over. On one hand, it went by insanely fast. Sometimes I feel like I’m still about to go to college, rather than actually being in it. On the other hand, so much has happened since August of last year. I’ve learned so much about myself and made connections with people whom I can’t imagine not knowing. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that so much has changed in just a year.

Loufest Spotlight: For the Love of Music

Last weekend, I finally attended one of St. Louis’ most exciting, anticipated events of the year: Loufest. Basically, every year, Loufest brings about forty musical acts to Forest Park for a weekend of good vibes and great music. This year, the headliners were Snoop Dogg, Weezer, and Cage the Elephant. In past years, acts like LCD Soundsystem, Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, and Outkast graced the greenway of the best city park in the United States.

Diwali Dancer Spotlight: Kriti Prasad

Because I am abroad, I did not have the chance to see this year’s Diwali performance. I have always been interested in the different cultural and creative groups that Wash U has to offer, so of course, I was disappointed that I could not attend. I turned to my good friend, Kriti Prasad, so I could gain knowledge about the celebration even from miles away. Below, please find my interview with her.

I Can’t Bey-Lieve It

Every once and a while, I’m reminded why I love living in St. Louis.

WUStock, Melting Pot, SoK, and Thurtene

Hey guys! It’s finally April. These past few weeks, the weather on campus has been amazing. Yesterday afternoon, the temperature got up to around 80 degrees Celsius! 🙂 My April so far has been full of extremely fun events.

The Slaughter Project: A Recap

Last weekend, I attended the Slaughter Project at the Edison Theater. The Slaughter Project, a resident dance company here at Wash U, showcases one performance each year. This specific production was lively and spirited, exploring themes of diversity, technology, mystery and corruption. After the performance, I wanted to know more about the decisions behind the unique movements I had just seen. Below, you will find an interview with Slaughter Project dancer and friend, Elle Dalconzo.

Joshua Bell Concert!

One of the best things about being a Wash U student is getting discounted tickets to the St. Louis Symphony concerts. The St. Louis Symphony is one of the best orchestras in the country—it won a Grammy last year! It performs live at Powell Hall, a beautiful concert hall with beautiful chandeliers, glass mirrors, and fancy furniture. As a violinist, I just *had* to go see Joshua Bell perform a few weeks ago.

The 560 Music Center

If you love all things music, definitely stop by WashU’s very own 560 Music Center, located conveniently right off the Delmar Loop!

An American Affair

Happy (belated) 4th of July! Last Friday and Saturday, I attended Fair St. Louis, America’s Biggest Birthday Party! Fair STL is a huge 3-day celebration (we’re talking about 125,000 people here) on Art Hill, the hill outside of the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. If you enjoy music, people, food, America, or happiness, then Fair St. Louis is the event for you!

Hi there! My name’s Zack!

I’m a rising Junior from Milwaukee, WI. I’m majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP, for short) and minoring in Drama. This summer I get the privilege of working as an undergraduate intern in the Admissions Office at WashU. I’m really excited to write for the WashU 360 blog and hope to share a little bit more about myself and my summer experience here!

Recap: 2015 Spring WUPops Concert

Hi everyone! This past Saturday, the Washington University Pops Orchestra had its end of the semester concert in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Building. Of course, it takes a lot of work to put up such a big concert for both the musicians and the WUPops Executive Board running it. I am going to focus on three parts: the practices, the dress rehearsal, and the actual concert.

2015 Spring WILD

2015 Spring WILD last night was AWESOME. The performers include Mac Miller, Botneck, and Choo Jackson! Even though I am definitely not the biggest fan of rap music, I have to admit, Mac Miller is pretty talented. This spring semester, the date and time of WILD was Friday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m. 5:30 was when the opening bands performed. Mac Miller came on around 8:00 p.m. WILD was definitely a reward after a stressful last week of classes before the upcoming final exams.

Upcoming: Rhapsody in BluePops!

WUPops is a unique student-run orchestra at Wash U (established in 2007). It provides musical opportunities to all students. It classifies its music genre as “themes/musical/show-tunes/classical/pops,” since the music ranges from Tchaikovsky to the theme song from The Incredibles! This upcoming Saturday at 7 p.m., WUPops will be having its end-of-semester concert at the 560 Music Center (and its free!). The name of the concert is “Rhapsody in BluePops.” I am so excited to play in this concert!

2015 Chancellor’s Concert

From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. earlier on today (Sunday, April 12th), the Washington University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs presented the annual Chancellor’s Concert. The concert was held in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall in the 560 Music Center. Steven Jarvi (orchestra) and Nicole Aldrich (choirs) were the conductors, and the concert featered Kate Reimann (soprano) and Keith Boyer (tenor). The program consisted of operatic favorites of Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and Wagner. Following the performance, there was a Friends of Music reception hosted by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

WUStock 2015!

WUstock is an annual concert put on by CS40! It is held on the Swamp on the South 40, which is the big open grass field in between all the freshman (and some sophomore) dorms. Students get to vote for their top choices earlier on in the school year. This year, the event lasted from 1 pm to 5 pm. Previously, WUstock featured artists such as Walk the Moon, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gym Class Heroes, Matt & Kim, and Augustana. This year, for WUstock 2015, CS40 brought MKTO!

Go Beethoven!

The Music Department at Washington University offers students many performance opportunities. One of the most exciting and intimate programs is its chamber music program, directed by Dee Sparks, the Director of Strings. It is perfect for students who want to experience playing music with other musicians in a small chamber string ensembles, like in a trio, quartet, or even octet!

Icona Pop headlines, with Griz as the opener

Icona Pop to Headline Fall WILD 2014

The Social Programming Board has selected Swedish pop duo Icona Pop to headline Fall WILD, which will take place in Brookings Quad on Friday, Oct. 24. Personally, I don’t care for Icona Pop. But the free food and pumped-up atmosphere that always accompanies WILD? I love it! In addition to Icona Pop, there will be three opening […]