Your First 40 freak-outs: Food to-do list

While nothing can replace your mom’s cooking, certain foods in St. Louis are not to be missed. There are just as many cuisines in proximity to campus as there are unique cultures represented among the student body.

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Scene staff responds to Yik Yak

Though Yik Yak is hardly a new app and not even necessarily new to the Washington University student body, the app has suddenly blown up in popularity.

The best elective reading

Whenever you find a free moment to curl up with a book and a cup of coffee, try one of these selections.

Eliana Goldstein | Staff Writer

Your First 40 freak-outs: What to wear

Before coming to Washington University, I had worn the same green plaid skirt every day of my school career. But even those who didn’t wear a uniform in high school are probably wondering if there is some unofficial uniform on the Wash. U. campus. The answer is no.

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Pop the Bubble: An Introduction

This column will highlight a variety of the cool places, events and experiences St. Louis has to offer to provide a “to-do” list of sorts for the St. Louis scene. Check out future issues of Student Life for the “Pop the Bubble” column, a new regular Scene feature.

Jessica Bluedorn | Contributing Writer

An official guide to dorm decor

Having a place to call home in St. Louis is important to making it through the year with your peace of mind intact. It’s amazing what a few minor improvements can do to a room.

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Your guide to surviving finals

Laura Harvey Snack: I like to sneak food into Olin Library so that I don’t have to resort to the same foods from Whispers that I constantly eat. I generally tuck Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Thins into my backpack because they’re healthy(ish) and provide energy but are still yummy. And then, of course, it’s all about coffee. The more, the better.

Scene Staff

What to do with a summer in STL

As students, we have relatively few opportunities to explore the local area given the stress of Washington University courses. Sometimes, by the middle of the semester, I forget that life exists beyond Clayton and University City.

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A trip to The Old Rock House

Looking for something new to try this weekend? Bored with the same old spots on the Delmar Loop? This week’s suggestion to pop your Washington University bubble is the Old Rock House, located downtown at 1200 South 7th St. One of this venue’s best quirks is its colorful history dating back to its founding in 1818 as a fur-trading warehouse.

Jessie Bluedorn | Contributing Writer

Bookflix: A guide to summer binge reading

‘Star Trek,’ ‘Firefly’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ read… ‘Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas’ by John Scalzi Scalzi is one of my favorite authors because of his offbeat, hysterically funny approach to the genre of science fiction. “Redshirts” is a stand-alone novel that satirizes the tropes of “Star Trek” in a brilliant and sneakily existential way.

Eliana Goldstein | Contributing Reporter