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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.

Garden Glow!

My favorite time of the year most definitely has to be in between Thanksgiving and New years. This may be a common thing a lot of people say, however I don’t mind agreeing! I love this time of the year so much because of all the joy and happiness that is spread from one another. […]

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. 

‘Summer days, slipping away’: My summer internships!

As I enjoy the last few days of my internships, I can’t believe how fast the time went by. I had a wonderful summer working for the Communications department at the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer as well as writing for a group of local newspapers. Here’s a bit more about what I worked on this summer!

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.

Explore STL! Ways To Get Off Campus

With so much happening on campus, it can be hard to make time to step out of the WashU bubble. But it’s worth it. Whether you come from a big city or tiny, remote town, St. Louis has everything you could want. Here are some fun ways I’ve gotten off-campus this year.

Lights, Lanterns, and Laughter

Eureka! Missouri, that is.

That is the name of the town I found myself in last Saturday night. Huddled around a fire, s’more in hand, I was looking to the sky.

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!

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.

I Can’t Bey-Lieve It

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

Prague Updates: $$$

So one of the things that most worried me about going abroad was that I would officially be responsible for my own meals and budgeting. Up until this point I had always been on the WashU meal plan – even if it was always the smallest plan available – and that usually curbed the bulk […]

A Conventional Day

Hey, everyone! Sorry about my lack of posts, this past month has been quite the sleep-deprived ride. Fortunately, I’ve still been writing in the meantime, so you’ll hear a lot from me in the next few weeks.  But first, I thought I’d whip up a fun post about what I did last weekend. I went […]

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.

Why I should at least think about getting my life together

An autobiography by Erin Borders.

Feng shui-ing the dorm room

It’s like Southern Living: College Edition.

Service Spotlight: Timmy Global Health

Earlier this summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Timmy Global Health’s annual weeklong service trip to Monte Cristi, a small town on the northwestern corner of Dominican Republic near the Haitian border. I learned more than I ever thought I would, and it was such a life-changing experience!

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!