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Navigating College Life During a Pandemic, Part I: An Introduction

As the spring semester of 2021 comes to a close, I’d like to share with everyone how my junior year in quarantine has been. What did I like about it? What was unexpectedly hard? How did I spend my day to day life? And what can an incoming student expect academic life to be like going forward?

Katie

When Katie Ehrlich – Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts class of 2018 – was a student blogger, she used her photojournalism skills to create a “Photo of the Week” series capturing scenes of life around campus.

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Simon Hall Study Buddy!

John E. Simon Hall Located on Danforth Campus here at Wash U, John E. Simon Hall stands as one of the largest academic buildings with nearly 80,000 feet of workable space. While it houses many of the inner workings behind John M. Olin School of Business, I find non-business school students (like myself) use all […]

My Semester Abroad…In Washington DC

At Wash U, there are a ton of different study abroad options should you choose to take a semester and go explore somewhere new. Because I’m doing the Brown School 3-2 program, I knew that if I wanted to go ~abroad~, I should do it as early as possible. In all honesty, I was looking […]

WashU Cares About YOU

We all know that COVID-19 has caused everyone in the world to readjust their living styles.  There has been a lot of conflict and controversy about the way COVID-19 is being handled in the United States. Some feel as though we should shut down the country completely, while others feel like we should let the […]

“TED Talk”- Encouraging Black Kids to Pursue Careers in STEM

I decided created a video about the importance of encouraging Black kids to pursue careers in STEM. In my video, I talk about how there is a lack of representation of Black people in STEM, which in turns causes Black children to think that the profession isn’t made for them. It’s important to me to be the best role model I can to motivate Black kids to see themselves in a science profession.

Emily Almas with WashU Bear Mascot

Ketchup. In other words, what does WashU mean by “Test Optional?”

IMPORTANT NOTE: WashU has extended our test optional policy for students applying for admission for Fall 2022. Visit our Fall 2021 and 2022 Applicant Info page for more information.

Let’s kick off this new blog from your’s truly with a bit of an introduction AND a little review of optional versus required.

Senior Year and I’m Back!

Hello my fellow blog readers! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post because the senior life has been keeping me so busy! Now that I’ve gotten adjusted to my schedule, I can take the time to catch you all up on what’s been going on with my life.

My Friday Eating Schedule

Daily good eats is a privilege as a WashU student because your meal plan will grant you access to the delicious on-campus food options. In this blog post, I will narrate my perfect Friday of eating, illustrating how food items as simple as muffins to as complex as calamari will craft a WashU student’s eating experience!

From Me ( a Junior at Wash U) to You: An Introduction

Hey! Brian here. If you will, allow me to introduce myself. Yes–I’m currently a Junior at Wash U on the premed track. Yes– you might find me in the library more often than not. And yes– you’ll find me with a cup of coffee in hand at any given point in the day.

Challenges I (Still!) Have as a Sophomore — Part II

Last time I wrote to you, I told you the first three things I still struggle with as an undergrad sophomore. I wanted to fit everything into one letter, but to not overwhelm you, I put it in these cute, digestible chunks. Either way, here are the last two things I’m still learning how to deal with in my undergrad sophomore year here at Wash U!

Emily

Stories from a Senior: My Introduction

Hi everyone!

My name is Emily. I am a rising senior studying English Literature and Secondary Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m from Bedford, New Hampshire and for the past three years I’ve fondly referred to St. Louis as my “home away from home”.

Challenges I (Still!) Have as a Sophomore — Part I

Hey you! When I was coming to college, I thought after my freshman year, I would finish the adjustment period and get accustomed to college life by the time I was a sophomore. However, there are many things I still struggle with as a sophomore! I decided to share with you five things I’m still […]

Living in Quadrangle and by the Loop

Believe it or not, one of my favorite things about being a WashU student is my housing! The dual-degree program has this awesome setup with Quadrangle housing, where some apartments are reserved specifically for dual degree engineering students. Since Quadrangle is owned by WashU, there are housing options even available for students who are not […]

First Year Recap- My Favorite Moments

Hey guys! Looking back on my first year, I thought I’d recap and share my top 3 favorite moments. I hope you enjoy!

My World at WashU Series: Introduction!

My name is Marc. I am a first-year from Chicago, double majoring in African and African-American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. At WashU. I am the publicity chair for Black Anthology, the secretary for Association of Black Students, the design chair for Pride Alliance, and intern at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, I have written a few articles for StudLife this year!

Advice for Incoming Freshman

Freshman year is a big and exciting change! It’s a time to explore new subjects, develop as an individual, and pursue a campus full of opportunities. Many of these experiences will be in the “learn-as-you-go” category as you embark on your own WashU journey, but here are a few tips to get you started that I wish I had known on the first day of freshman year…

Keep in Touch: Social Distancing Postcards

I think it goes without saying that finishing my senior year from home was not what I had originally expected. Despite this, social distancing hasn’t cancelled my WashU friendships or our opportunities to make memories. In fact, it has heightened my appreciation for my friends and their creativity. We are finding new ways to keep […]