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Italian Dinner Food

Class Highlight: Dinner in Italian

It is Labor Day Monday and all classes are cancelled, except for ours (don’t worry, it is totally worth it). It is time for the cooking portion of our conversational based Italian cooking class. We arrive in the kitchen and settle down in front of the recipes. Soon we assign a cooking conductor and begin […]

Summer Adventures @WashU: East End Tour

Whether you are a visitor or member on campus, you are bound to witness the ongoing construction. I’ve grown accustom to the tarp-lined fences on my way to class. When I left at the end of Spring Semester, construction was still being finalized. But it was completed by my return to campus in June. A […]

Senior Reflection “Last First Day”

I am settled in. Reunited with items and artifacts from the summer storage unit. Reunited with friends and friendly faces I haven’t seen since before embarking on study abroad semester. I crawl into bed, exhausted I am ready for yet another first day. This first night is stormy and I feel cozy wrapped up in […]

Eckert’s: A Hidden Illinois/St. Louis Gem

In which I become an expert fruit-picker.

Here’s to My Second First Day!

Two suitcases that are definitely over the 50lb flying limit, one massive Target order, a few loads of laundry, and one smaller Target order for the items I forgot initially (yes Dad, I need it), and I am officially ready for my sophomore year! Here I come Wash U; put ‘em up for Round 2.  […]

Summer Adventures: Living Off-Campus

In which I step out of my comfort zone — leaving my campus zone.

The Biggest Playground in St. Louis

In which I visit one of 7 (though there are definitely more) Wonders of St. Louis.

St. Louis’ Pride: The Arch

In which I visit the gateway to St. Louis.

Understanding Scholarships & Student Financial Services

It is my sincerest hope that this blog post answers any general questions you have about SFS.

Uncertainty is Okay!

It is okay to be undecided. It is okay to not know what you want to do. In the midst of exploring your classes and extracurricular engagements, you will find what sparks your intellectual curiosity.

WashU on YouTube: An Interview with Desirae Bartos (’22)

The start of her channel was based on the purpose of illustrating diversity at WashU. Desirae says that she wants to show that “there are black women succeeding here and representation is super important”.

WashU on YouTube: An Interview with Madi Mikay (’22)

Her channel is designed to make visualizing diversity easier for future students who want to apply here and envision their attendance.

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.”