Easy last-minute Halloween costumes

Halloween is nearly upon us, and for some of us—let’s be honest, a great majority of us—that means a last-minute scramble to find an easy Halloween costume. While many people think that means you have to rush to Target and shell out money on a lame, overdone costume like a witch or nurse, there are actually a lot of costumes that you can pull together from items you brought to college.

Lindsay Tracy | Contributing Writer

Halloween in the STL: 2014 Edition

Halloween this year is on a Friday, so there is simply no excuse not to go out with friends, wear a super elaborate costume and have a great night. If you’re looking to get off campus this year, and the Top Shelf event at Harry’s really isn’t your scene, check out these St. Louis Halloween events, ranging from a world-class haunted house to Halloween parties all over town.

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Claudia’s Counsel: Two friends in our circle just broke up and now things within the group are weird. What should I do?

We love our friends, and when they get hurt, it’s hard for us to not come back swinging on their behalf. We care for them and want to protect them, and this becomes even more complex when the issue is between two of your friends.

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On St. Louis Patina, Chris Naffziger blogs the city’s beauty and blight

Chris Naffziger stops as we cruise through an area of North St. Louis where, for entire blocks, the city almost disappears. In front of us, on Hebert Street in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood, the crumbling skeleton of a building barely survives, making for a sight you might usually associate with the aftermath of a natural disaster. But instead of a tornado, brick thieves struck the historic four-family house, built in 1895, several years ago.

Chris Bean | Contributing Reporter

How to succeed at WILD

WILD can be quite the spectacle. It’s one of the few times per year that the majority of students at Wash. U. leave the books on the shelf and truly let loose. It’s an all-day affair, almost a holiday of sorts. For those of you who have yet to experience the event, it may seem alluring or even daunting, but I’m here to tell you that it probably won’t be what you expect at all.

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Claudia’s Counsel: “Is it better to make some compromises and be in a relationship or date around to find the perfect match?”

I personally think it is better to continue dating until you find the person you believe to be the best possible fit for you. This is idealistic, and I understand that not everyone may believe in the concept of “soul mates,” but I also do not believe that you should settle for a person who only half clicks with you.

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St. Louis Fashion Week comes to Sam Fox School

You may have noticed a slew of high heels and designer purses around the Sam Fox side of campus this past Saturday. No need to worry—there was no explosion in the design studios. However, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts did host Saint Louis Fashion Week’s Midwest Fashion conference.

Maisie Heine and Lindsay Tracy | Contributing Writers

Best ways to celebrate the end of midterms

While your exams may have been last week or more still might be around the corner, everyone deserves a break. Scene staffers certainly had plenty of exams this week. With fall break this weekend, it’s the perfect time to embrace the “play hard” ethos that is so often missing from our campus come mid-October when classes start to get a little too real.

An insider’s guide to senior trip in Kansas City

You had your weekend in Chicago—complete with booze cruise and Instagrammed pictures with the Bean—all planned out, and then you heard the news: the senior trip is in Kansas City, Mo., this year. Fortunately, Student Life’s got you covered with a must-see list of destinations no matter your tastes.

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Fall break: St. Louis edition

While many students like to take advantage of Fall Break (regardless of it only consisting of one extra day off) by travelling to a large state school like Mizzou to experience Division I college football or returning home to visit family and friends, there are also several interesting day-trip options for students who decide to stay in the St. Louis area. Here are five excursions that can enhance any boring Fall Break, for those who want to escape the Washington University bubble and experience the Midwest.

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