Here at Washington University, students often hear about issues of sexual assault, cultural appropriation, race, gender and sexuality, all of which are extremely relevant and important. However, an issue that receives less attention, but plays into all of these concerns, is that of mental health. This year, Active Minds is looking to change that.
As over-involved, over-worked, over-everything students, we tend to put getting dressed up near the end of the priorities list. Instead of taking time to plan an outfit, throw on one of these currently trendy pieces to feel instantly more put together.
Last Friday night, students had the opportunity to learn about diverse cultures, along with the issues surrounding cultural appropriation at the Cultural Expo hosted by the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society (SIR) at the Danforth University Center.
BOO! Gotcha, didn’t I? This past weekend, I had a date with the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society (SLPRS). I went on a nighttime walking tour of the Lemp neighborhood, alleged to be one of America’s most haunted neighborhoods.
Ah, the ’70s. The era of disco balls, the “Saturday Night Live” heyday, lava lamps and a little “Lucy in Sky with Diamonds” at the local reading of “Sisterhood is Powerful.” If you talk to people who actually lived during the groovy days, you may receive varied anecdotes such as, “You know, it’s all kind of a fuzzy, tie-dyed blur,” or, “I lived through it once and once was enough, thank you very much.”
On Tuesday evening, the English Department’s Master of Fine Arts program held a reading at Duncker Hall with four participating graduating students. The program, for those who have never heard of it before, is an intense two-year program in which participants work towards degrees in fiction and poetry.
Since starting work for All Student Theater’s (AST) production of the Mel Brook’s musical “Young Frankenstein,” cast and crew members have continuously monitored the set.
The theater projects the movie on a large screen on stage with nothing changed—except that the music has been taken out. The Symphony then plays the exact score originally found in the movie, with the same timing and cues.
Grab a leather jacket, boyfriend jeans, shirtdress and fun accessories so you can walk out of your dorm with confidence and style.
In the fall semester, Washington University professors Margaret Garb and Robert Henke entered into a three-year-long pilot program aiming to provide a select group of inmates at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) with liberal arts educations.