“I am not special and that’s a good thing.”- Jessica Hische Jessica Hische is an illustrator, writer and letterer. She is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrated numerous book covers, and written her own books including In Progress, Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, and her newest, Tomorrow I’ll be Kind. She has long been a […]
Buon Appetito! For all intents and purposes, this is our Italian final. The fire in the pizza oven on the patio pops and crackles, echoing in the snowy winter night. We are working the dough. Flattening it out, pressing from the pads of our fingers and rotating it in the air. We coax the dough […]
Each year, the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) St. Louis Chapter hosts a design week in the fall. This is a week of events such as tours of many local studios, keynote speeches, and portfolio reviews. Many events are free and others require an inexpensive $5-10 ticket. Either way, design week is highly recommended […]
Autumn falls away and winter sets in, leaving college students with fresh snowfall, warm beverages and finals. While studying in Olin’s comfy couches with a cup of hot chocolate can be pretty cozy, there are other ways students can take advantage of the holiday season and take a break from the books. Kemper Kickback Kemper […]
Wash U dining services are among the unsung heroes of our campus. Every day hungry Wash U students bombard the facilities at unholy hours of the night in desperate search of pizza, half and halfs, yogurt, or very very large cups of coffee. Among all of our tireless dining staff, none are more resilient than […]
“I am going to begin with a confession.” Jane Brox begins with this intriguing opening line. I await her her next words with anticipation, in the comfortable Hurst Lounge in Duncker Hall. It’s 8pm. Outside the windows, campus is dark causing the bright image of the room to reflect off the glass. The room is […]
It’s Saturday evening “in”. Popcorn popping in the microwave, a kettle whistling, hot chocolate poured into mugs and marshmallows plopped on top melting into sugary white swirls. We decide on the biggest laptop and plug the external DVD drive into it along with whatever studio Ghibli film borrowed from the WashU library this week. There’s […]
Makers markets: wonderlands of handmade mugs, printmaker’s posters, saucy stickers and custom calendars. The perfect way to decorate a sparse dorm room with funky finds is to scavenge these markets. These markets come in all different shapes and sizes from mug markets hosted in small coffee shops, craft fairs hosted in large breweries, and print […]
Some would say one of the worst times during college is the week of final exams. I would be the one to say it is actually THE worst time during the semester. The whole idea behind cramming a semester’s worth of material for 5 different classes in one week, all to pass an exam that’s […]
As a budding social worker on an accelerated graduation track, I take all opportunities I can to delve into conflicts throughout my community. St Louisans are nothing if not extremely opinionated and as someone who lived here for almost four full summers while she was attending boarding school on the East Coast, I consider myself […]
My favorite time of the year most definitely has to be in between Thanksgiving and New years. This may be a common thing a lot of people say, however I don’t mind agreeing! I love this time of the year so much because of all the joy and happiness that is spread from one another. […]
What are the holidays without treats? This time of year is my favorite for many reasons. One being all the yummy desserts we all get to enjoy without having to feel bad about them because the holidays are the perfect excuse! But the best part about enjoying delicious desserts is knowing that you made them […]
The Washington University Police Department is known for riding their bikes around campus, yelling in the Bear’s Den at late hours of the night about labeling your personal belongings, and driving tired students back to their dorms after it gets dark. Not many officers are known all too well by the campus, but there is one who maintains an amicable rapport with all the students he interacts with.
St Louis, even though it’s known for large amounts of barbecue etc, has a wide variety of options for vegan an vegetarian food, but most Wash U students do like to stay focused close to campus on the Delmar Loop.
As I stated in my introductory post, I am a member of NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers). One of the major benefits of being a member of NSBE, is the opportunities the organization provides. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, conferences, workshops, and other events. Thus allowing members to make connections and network with recruiters in areas such as a full time job, internship, co-op, and or graduate school sectors.
Something most of us learn about in high school or in our early college careers is how equity and equality are not entirely the same thing. The most common example used to demonstrate this difference between the two is the picture above of people trying to watch a soccer game.
I can almost taste the mashed potatoes on my tongue, soft and buttery, a spoonful I want to curl up and fall asleep on. My dreams are filled with heaping plates of mac n’ cheese, and my head is filled with google-searched recipes of caramel apple cheesecake. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. So what?
Yesterday on November 21, 2019, I had the pleasure to attend the first show of ‘For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’. This 90-minute performance was written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Ron Himes. This production expresses the complexity of a colored woman’s identity and experience in the modern world […]