Hi readers! My name is Ashutosh, and I am originally from the Bay Area in California. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, planning to major in biology (undecided on track) and maybe minor in healthcare management.
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My name is Sadie, and I am a rising junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, double-majoring in Political Science and Educational Studies. My hometown lies in the suburbs of San Diego, California – you could say I’m a long way from home!
It’s Major Declaration Day!
Today, February 22nd, 2021, is scary, exciting, troubling, and stressful for a lot of us sophomores. Today, we officially declare our majors. And although the action is as simple as clicking a couple buttons on WebSTAC, it is a day where many of us have to sit down and think about our futures. Some people […]
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 […]
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.
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.
It’s hard to believe that my college decision process started three years ago. Three years ago I applied to Washington University in St. Louis, and I haven’t looked back since. Here’s why:
College Hacks: Textbooks
Textbooks can be really expensive. But every new semester doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s a video with some college hacks to save you money.
It’s Fall 2016 and I’m officially back at WashU to start the new year. I’m a senior now so I basically know the in’s and out’s of the campus and its workings, right? Absolutely not. If anything, being away from WashU for basically 9 months has made me less sure than I used to be. […]
Hi, I’m Michael; let’s be friends.
Exploring the community: ‘A transformative experience’
It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and a group of students are on a bus headed to…well, they’re not exactly sure. It could be the poorest neighborhood in town, or it could be an affluent planned community. The only sure thing is that they will learn something new. The students are part of Bob Hansman’s “Community Building” course. Hansman gets his students, who come from disciplines across the university, out of the classroom and into the community for walking tours.
Prague Updates: $$$
So one of the things that most worried me about going abroad was that I would officially be responsible for my own meals and budgeting. Up until this point I had always been on the WashU meal plan – even if it was always the smallest plan available – and that usually curbed the bulk […]
Prague Updates: Semester Bucket List
So while I was going to my different classes today, my friends and I got on the topic of trying new things. What with being in a new country, a new city, a new culture, and among new people, it seems natural to try as many new things as possible before we inevitably have to […]
Prague Updates: Roommates
So I just realized that I haven’t really talked about my living situation while I’m studying abroad and it occurred to me – super late in the game, as per the usual – that other students might be interested in this. So here’s the situation: I’m living in an apartment with four other kids my […]
Prague Update: Don’t Knock it Till You Try It
I’ve done it. I’ve actually done it. I survived Intensive Czech. Today was the last day of our three hour Czech language classes and – even though I really appreciated the class and actually have become more interested in learning functional Czech, or what I like to call “Taxi Czech” – I’m also relieved that […]
Studying Abroad: A Guide to Homesickness
So I’ve been in Prague for a total of four days now but it feels a lot longer. I’ve explored the city a little bit on some unofficial tours and gotten to know some of the other people in my program so I’m definitely starting to feel a little more like I belong here. That’s […]
To Pack or Not to Pack?
So as promised, I’m updating the blog again – another post about the wonders of studying abroad (don’t worry, they won’t all be like this). First: some backup information. I spent a solid few hours of the day crawling Atlanta with my Mom trying to find cheap places to load up on warm clothes for my trip. That’s […]