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 […]

Handling Racial Injustice as a WashU Community

It’s time that we stand against racism for good, and stand for the positive change we want to see in the world today.

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!

Reflections From My Trip to Tucson With My Global Citizenship Program Class

My first year at WashU by no means ended the way that I thought it would. I always envisioned packing up all of my belongings from my room after finals and saying proper goodbyes to my friends before heading home. Instead, I found myself on a flight back to New York from Arizona after spring […]

Graduation in the Time of Coronavirus

Goodbyes are never easy, but they’re even trickier when you can’t say them in person.

What I’ll Miss About WashU

What better way to celebrate my last day as a Wash U student than to write about the things I’ll miss about Wash U (full disclosure: I’m writing this through tears).

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…

Taking the Metro: Best stops for the best sights

I’ve had an amazing time traveling around the city using the Metro, which is free for WashU students. I loved getting to see the city that way! Here are some of my favorite spots in St. Louis that fall right on the Metro line.

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 […]

Snowboarding in Missouri?

Living in St. Louis is really fun. There are many things to do, especially when it’s a beautiful day outside. Forest Park has a free Zoo, museums, golf courses, and more. There is also Six Flags, which is located a little over half an hour away. Yes, everything I listed are activities one does in […]

The New Normal

We have all entered some uncharted territory recently as WashU students. I was hiking in my favorite trail in Castlewood and about to head to Meshuggah Cafe for lunch during spring break when I got an email from chancellor Martin. The email informed us that in-person classes would be cancelled for the spring semester and […]

Why WashU?

WashU has been nothing short of a home for me thus far. Even though we’re in a global pandemic right now, I’ve still felt close to my school. I stated in some of my earlier posts that I am a dual-degree engineering student. Quick refresher: the dual-degree engineering program is structured such that a student […]

Weekend Adventures: Maplewood

Home to several craft conscious and character filled businesses, Maplewood is the perfect spot for a Saturday away. A ten minute drive from campus delivers students to mouth-watering wonders with an instinct for the inclusive.

4 years later: Why I Would Still Choose WashU

I remember being at a mixer during freshman year—relishing the joy of being in college at WashU, making new friends, and finding belonging. During a longer conversation I engaged in that evening, I realized the students I was talking to were second semester seniors. They seemed so much older to me at the time, more […]

Travel the World at WashU

Here at WashU, there are a multitude of cultural events to take part in and to see! The events range from performances at the Edison Theater, to various film festivals showcasing films from different regions of the world, to the possibility of joining over 100 diversity groups.