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Summer in STL Adventures: The Muny

The Muny season runs mid-June to mid-August, and throughout the season they’ll stage seven different musicals.

The Lollipop Moment

A lollipop moment is an experience involving an encounter or conversation that radically alters your outlook on the world. To the person relaying the comment, they may not think twice about it, but to you, their words are revolutionary.

My Favorite Study Spots

When I tell you that it seems like all WashU students do is eat, sleep, and study…and I am not exempt from that stereotype. So, here is a list of my favorite study spots on campus:

Summer in STL Adventures: Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

If you’re confused by the name “Johnson’s Shut-Ins,” don’t worry, I was confused at first too. Contrary to the image my mind conjured of enclosed rock tunnels, the shut-ins are basically nature’s water park.


WILD Don’t worry this isn’t a typo or a random exclamation. W.I.L.D. stands for  “Walk In, Lay Down”. This name, or acronym to be more exact, refers to a movie screening event initially held in Brooking’s Quad. Students would gather together—bringing chairs and couches into the quad—to watch films. Ever since its creation in 1973, […]

Summer in STL Adventures: Fourth of July

Fair St. Louis happens every Fourth of July, and is “2 1/2 days of headlining musical acts, air shows, free family fun and amazing fireworks celebrating our nation’s independence.”

Summer in STL Adventures: Food Truck Friday

Looking for a fun Friday afternoon adventure filled with food, fun, and more dogs than you will find anywhere else? Look no further than Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park.

Million Dollar Question: Why WashU?

Some people have compared finding a college to your “wedding dress moment.” Others said it was the one they kept thinking back to, comparing other schools to. I fell into another camp altogether.

Why Now? Why WashU?

Hi y’all! Yes – even after spending a year in St. Louis, “y’all” is still an integral part of my vocabulary. My name is Kally Wendler, and I am from Houston, Texas. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Psychology. Why start blogging now? Because each day I go to work I fall in love with WashU all over again; I am continually reminded of why I chose this place, so naturally, the chance to share my story on an additional platform piqued my interest.

Campus I SPY: Round 2 (Round 1 Answers Included)

Here is the second round of Campus I SPY. Goodluck!

Campus I SPY: Round 1

The game is simple: guess the name of the building and/or location.

Sparkle’s Commandments for the Incoming College Student

This is a list of rules that I came to learn would have been helpful during my first year at WashU. I want you to succeed within your first year, and so I have supplied you with my veteran advice in the format of commandments. I hope that you are able to implement one or […]

Summer Adventures: Camp Windermere

In which I obtain another great encounter with nature

Why WashU?: Being Brave

I wish I could say that WashU was my number one choice. That it was my dream school and I couldn’t picture myself anywhere else. But that wouldn’t be true. It’d make me a fraud, and if there’s one thing I cannot do…is to be dishonest to myself or to you. But in all honesty, […]

All That Glows: Missouri Botanical Gardens

It’s a Saturday, you’ve been studying inside all morning and you’re ready to get away from beige walls and ceilings to see some greenery. You trek over to the Saint Louis Art Museum admiring an impressionist garden wishfully. Imagining you’re there. While the show of flowers and sunlight falling over the paint like splashes of […]

Into the Woods: Paintings and Picnic Baskets

SLAM! aka Saint Louis Art Museum, sits at the top of Art Hill in Forest Park. It is the nearest off campus attraction in Forest Park. This makes it an easy resource for classes as well as a great excursion from campus. The best part is you can go as often as you like because […]

Summer Adventures: Rock ‘n Roll

In which I enjoy some of the best nature Missouri has to offer.

Endings, Beginnings, and Everything in Between: Graduation

It’s that time of year: graduation. It’s time to say goodbye to our grads and hello to warm weather and new adventures. This week I’ve been contemplating what saying goodbye to the seniors means. First and foremost, it signals that it is my turn to become a senior. Something that seemed impossible to achieve as […]