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Midnight, Memories, and John’s Donuts

Every school has its iconic spot, that undeniably endearing hole in the wall of which every student has some story to tell. Wash U’s John’s Donuts. It’s not much for grandeur, but it has nevertheless embedded itself in the campus culture in a fascinating way!

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!

A Day In My Life: An Average Friday

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a Wash U student might be? This is what an average Friday for me might look like, including classes, office hours, the French table, and just chilling.

Modern Issues, Historical Relations – A Day in Japan with GCP

Last year, my class went to Japan over Spring Break as part of my freshman FOCUS program, the Global Citizenship Program. Come along as I look back on the experience!

Comfort Meals

Before coming to Wash U, I wondered about whether I would get tired of eating cafeteria food all the time. After all, even the best cafeteria food gets old after you’ve eaten it for a while.  For my first few weeks at Wash U, although I enjoyed the food, I couldn’t help wanting some variety. […]


Located a short walk away from campus, the Loop is filled with great restaurants serving all types of food. Whether you’re in the mood for a barbecue place like Salt and Smoke or traditional diner fare like at the Peacock Diner or a build your own pizza places like Pi Pizzeria or a Mexican food […]

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!

Ending on a High Note

Hey everyone! I can’t believe I’m done with junior year and technically a senior now. I’ve been super busy this past week packing and flying back home, but I thought I’d squeeze out one last post about what I’ve learned this year.

Let it Snow (Ice Cream)

Hey all! The weather is warming up here, so I thought I’d do a small vignette about one of my new favorite ice cream places!

Three questions with student entrepreneur Shea Gouldd

At age 3, Shea Gouldd knew who Emeril Lagasse was. “When I was a toddler, I used to watch cooking shows instead of cartoons,” says the class of 2017 entrepreneurship major. By the time she was in seventh grade, Gouldd was an avid baker.

Update from Florence, Italy

I am currently studying abroad with Sam Fox’s College of Architecture here in Florence, Italy. After living in Florence for about a month now, I am eager to share my thoughts on living abroad. I cannot think of a better place to explore the arts. Florence has quickly become my home, welcoming me into its cobblestone maze and feeding me with outrageous food. I am lucky to be here.

5 STL Staples on the Loop that I’m Currently Obsessed with

Because Food & Coffee is Life

Food Truck Friday, the Most Magical Place on Earth

So for those of you who aren’t from the St. Louis area, you’d probably be surprised to hear that St. Louis has the second highest number of free cultural events throughout the year, after Washington D.C. Therefore, it’s a great place to live and an awesome place to be a student, too. One of these […]

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.

My Incredible Sophomore Year

Coming into sophomore year, I had no idea what my year would look like. Freshman year was such a blast—new friends, new city, new lifestyle. Sophomore year, however, was more of exploring all of these already established memories on a deeper level. To me, sophomore year is basically a cooler version of freshman year, but with more familiarity and comfort along with the excitement and fun!

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.

Food Hacks on Campus

A bunch of my friends are studying abroad in Europe right now, and I see their Snapchat stories of dripping gelato cones, mouthwatering pasta plates, and rows of decadent sweets. Although I admit I am jealous, it only makes me more determined to eat the best food here at WashU. Our food, as it happens, is rated #1 out of all the colleges in America.

Prague Update: Don’t Knock it Till You Try It

I’ve done it. I’ve actually done it. I survived Intensive Czech. Today was the last day of our three hour Czech language classes and –  even though I really appreciated the class and actually have become more interested in learning functional Czech, or what I like to call “Taxi Czech” – I’m also relieved that […]