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Wrap-Up Rant

Despite the stress of finals and inevitable nostalgia, Reading Week is a great time for enjoying warm weather, feeling pride for a successful semester, catching up on sleep, and reflecting on an unbelievable second year of college.

WILD: Music and Memories at the End of the Year

In the years Wash. U. is not hosting a presidential debate, WILD is the most talked about event on campus. If you ask me, WILD is even more than the mini-music fest we make it out to be!

Laira finds collaboration, inspiration, and resources at WashU

Laira Torres, a 2017 BSBA graduate and a native of Puerto Rico, credits her successful career start to WashU’s resources and collaborative culture. She’s currently working as an investment banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners in New York City.

Spirit of Korea 2018

In which I finally get to do the one thing that had been missing from this semester: perform!

What ‘fit’ means to Grace

Grace knew that WashU was the place for her when she attended a special visit weekend after she was admitted. She felt at home, and she was excited about the “well-rounded experience” she would have here. She was right – and, as it turns out, “well-rounded” is a bit of an understatement when describing her time on campus. Grace, like many WashU students, has seemingly done it all here.

Photo of the Week: the Village

I just couldn’t help but capture this ridiculously picture-perfect scene! Taken on the lawn in the middle of the Village, the upperclassman housing area.

Relay for Life

After the ceremony, I felt even more proud of the Relay committee for raising over $144,000 dollars for cancer research. My peers at WashU continue to impress me every day, and I feel confident that they are going to do BIG things… most of them already are!

Photo of the Week: Mosaic Whispers Concert

This Friday and Saturday was the 27th Annual Mosaic Whispers “Splash of Color” Concert. This year’s theme was “Game of Tones.” The Mosaic Whispers are the oldest Co-Ed a capella group on campus, and two years ago made it all the way to the ICCA Finals in New York City!

Photo(s) of the Week: BFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Every weekend this month, a different group of senior BFA Studio Art majors will present or have presented their thesis work. The shows are set up in the beautiful Des Lee Gallery, a WashU-owned space in Downtown St. Louis. The events draw lots of WashU students, faculty, and locals.

Home Sweet Home

Congratulations on your decision to be WashU Class of 2022! Excellent! Welcome! Now…as you envision freshman year at WashU, there are more decisions to be made around dorm life. Who will your roommate be? Will you go random? Or choose someone? Does your room call out for a color scheme? Should you get the silver […]


As I mentioned in a previous post, I decided to take on a leadership position in my sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi. This has been a high-contributor to my busy-ness, but in my first three months as VP Philanthropy, I have learned a lot.

I Change My Mind!

I’ve changed my mind countless times about countless things after coming to WashU. Huh, I might go pre-med. Hmm, I might major in English. Well, I might minor in Music. How about I eat Subway today?  But, most recently, it was “I’m going to study abroad.” I made the decision to study abroad in the fall […]

Photo(s) of the Week: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Last week in the art library, WIAD (Women in Architecture + Design) hosted a wikipedia edit-a-thon to address the fact that the majority of Wikipedia articles are written by men.

Riverfront: The Project Process

Our day began on a bitter February morning at the St. Louis riverfront. It was 8:30 and twenty or so Communication Design students approached the banks. Despite the cold, we were excited to be out of the classroom. Our sketchbooks in hand, we bounded beneath the Arch down to walk by the water. River barges […]

Photo(s) of the Week: I Heard St. Louis is…

A new interactive art piece has popped up on the construction wall in Sam Fox. The wall features two statements “I Heard St. Louis is…” and “And to Me, St. Louis is…” Boxes of chalk prompt students to write in their own answers to these statements.

Supreme Law of the Land

The class is taught by Dr. Lee Epstein, an extremely impressive professor who seemingly knows everything possible about law, including distinct personalities of Supreme Court justices.

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!

Photo of the Week: Hammocking

With the cold of winter behind us, the hammock enthusiasts have already begun popping up all over campus. Hammocking is a popular way WashU students take advantage of the huge trees and open grassy areas to study or take naps in between classes.