Upon entering college, students are quick to learn how to utilize break times. Some students spend down time studying or time budgeting. However, others like myself take the time to breathe and recharge. My preferred form of recharge is taking naps!
And Hello! Hopefully in seven years I can greet everybody in six more languages 🙂 My name is Leandra and I’m a first-year student whose goal is to become a polyglot. This is the part where you’re thinking, “What in the world…” Well, a polyglot is someone who is able to speak or use multiple […]
Showing Up: A Guide to WashU Audition Week
Unsurprisingly for many of us, WashU has a decent number of students on campus that were considered “Theater Kids” in high school; the awkward kids who belted out the Wicked soundtrack in their bedrooms or cried themselves to sleep listening the Hamilton circa 2017. These are the real nitty gritty salt of the Earth theater […]
Speaker Events: How to learn about fascinating topics you might know nothing about
Featuring: Dr. Jonathan D. Pollack from the Brookings Institution speaking on North Korea + my love of lectures
Aloha from a stranger!
But not for long! Welcome and come on in! Here’s a little about myself, my many interests here at Wash U and, well, my difficulty in prioritizing them.
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.
College Hacks: Textbooks
Textbooks can be really expensive. But every new semester doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s a video with some college hacks to save you money.
My Study Spots: Revealed
With midterms just around the corner here in Florence (and at Wash U), I find myself seeking brightly lit cafes with free Wi-Fi for the optimal study experience. Although I enjoy these trendy atmospheres, I can’t help but wish I could transport Wash U’s reliable study spots here to Florence.
Real Talk: Internships and Resumes
Now that I’m in my final year at school, resumes and job applications are a very salient worry for me. The last thing I want to do is graduate from WashU and then immediately find myself in my parents’ house again with no career prospects. It’s especially nerve racking when I hear that my friends […]
It’s Fall 2016 and I’m officially back at WashU to start the new year. I’m a senior now so I basically know the in’s and out’s of the campus and its workings, right? Absolutely not. If anything, being away from WashU for basically 9 months has made me less sure than I used to be. […]
The Activities Fair: A veritable buffet of fun!
It’s the second week of school, you have barley dipped your toe in the water and the options are already a mile wide and two miles deep, but the fun doesn’t stop there!
This past semester, I enrolled in a class called “Design for Social Innovation.” Taught through The Sam Fox School of Art & Design, the course culminates in a month-long, open-ended project of the student’s choice. After learning about the connection between design and social change during the first half of the semester, I began brainstorming for my project.
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 […]
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.