Sahil Patel

Sahil Patel is a managing editor for Student Life.

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Small talk with Tony La Russa: A sports fan calls up the 2014 commencement speaker

The last time I was intimidated by somebody I was interviewing, I was a wee freshman walking into the office of Larry Kindbom, the head coach of the Washington University football team; it was my first ever interview for Student Life. But as I sat in my office, about to make the call that would be my last interview as editor-in-chief of StudLife, I was also sweating.

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New SU Executive Board eyes stronger bonds, better engagement with students: Eliminating slates, improving SU website part of Elevate!’s agenda

The newly elected board of Student Union executive officers is a group of SU insiders hoping to cut bureaucracy where numerous exec slates before them have failed. Junior Emma Tyler, former president of Social Programming Board, was elected president and will succeed current president Matt Re on Thursday, April 3.

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Two distance records highlight WU Invitational

Juniors Lucy Cheadle and Drew Padgett each bested school and track records as both the Washington University men’s and women’s track-and-field teams recorded top-six finishes in the largest meet of the outdoor season to date.

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Elevate! wins SU Exec election

Elevate! won election for all five Student Union Exec positions, SU announced Thursday evening. Junior Emma Tyler, former president of Social Programming Board, was elected president and will succeed current president Matt Re later in April.

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Knight Hall and Bauer Hall open

Too busy studying for GenChem to go explore the new B-School buildings? Student Life has you covered, with 17 photos of the beautiful new building.

Men’s track wins 13th UAA title, women place a narrow third

On paper, the Washington University men’s track-and-field team was the favorite heading into the University Athletic Association championships. The Bears lived up to the billing over the weekend in Waltham, Mass., winning eight of 16 events en route to their 13th UAA Indoor championship and fourth in the last five years.

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‘Too krewel for school’: Wash. U. students march in Mardi Gras parade

The things they carried ranged from two $40 cases of beads to a 30-pack of Budweiser. And for around a dozen Washington University students, the burden came with the added benefit of marching in the 2014 Soulard Mardi Gras parade Saturday morning.

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Bear Basics: The serve with Betsy Edershile

Editor-in-Chief Sahil Patel learns how to serve from Washington University women’s tennis player Betsy Edershile.

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Sextras! The photos for the Sex Issue you didn’t see…

Thanks to everyone who liked us on Facebook and got us to 2,000! We may come across as a little premature, but we at Student Life just got too excited and can’t wait any more. Here are some of the hottest, wildest and weirdest photos from our Sex Issue shoots this month!

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This weekend in Wash. U. sports

Men’s basketball clinches UAA title The Washington University men’s basketball team locked up its third consecutive University Athletic Association title with a pair of victories over Brandeis University and New York University over the weekend. The Bears hold a four-game lead over second-place Emory University with three games remaining, making Wash. U.

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