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My Final Winter Break (Journal #1)

With the end of the semester finally past us and the holidays in full swing, I’d like to take this time to congratulate my peers. Congratulations to everyone for completing yet another semester and making it to winter break. Whether you are a freshman or senior, maintaining a good academic standard in the world today is no easy feat. We have finally made it to winter break.

Summers in University (A Reflection and Guide)

The first summer break after my first year of college was one of the most shell-shocking seasons of my academic career. Some of my classmates were already doing internships while others pursed jobs. I, on the other hand, just used my summer break as a break! Is there a correct way to spend the summers […]

Holiday Sweets and… Experiments?

What are the holidays without treats? This time of year is my favorite for many reasons. One being all the yummy desserts we all get to enjoy without having to feel bad about them because the holidays are the perfect excuse! But the best part about enjoying delicious desserts is knowing that you made them […]

The Meaning of ‘Family’

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

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!

Elliott Crosland, Who is He?

Hey! I’m Elliott Crosland, a Junior from Charleston South Carolina, studying Psychology and English. That’s who I am, you can take the blue pill and the story ends. This is all you know about me and we go on with our lives, or you can take the red pill, you stay on the blog, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Prague updates

So more days have passed since my last post than I wanted,  but I decided to write a quick post just to break the radio silence. I just landed in Prague yesterday and it’s been a whirlwind of activities since then. I’ll have pictures in  my next post but I landed in the airport and […]

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!

Move-in Day 2012!!

Welcome WashU Class of 2016!  Move-in Day went off without a glitch. The WUSAs were out by the clock-tower bright and ready to “peel the banana” with Chancellor Mark Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton. From there the teams dispersed to their residential colleges and waited for the students to arrive. The gate opened […]

Grandparents’ Weekend

Warning: this post may be a bit extensive, but if you want the in on a perfect itinerary for when your grandparents visit for the weekend – you should definitely keep reading! My grandparents, Grandma Nita & Grandpa Phil Love, came down Friday afternoon to spend some quality time with their granddaughter: mua. They arrived […]