How to interview your way into everyone’s hearts

Hey there, hi there! Instead of food, today I will give you some advice on how to improve your chances when you are job hunting in college.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

College: A different world

With the commencement of the back to school season, many college freshmen, like me, find themselves conflicted with an abundance of emotions.

Efua Osei | Contributing Writer

Advice from the Sexy Fisherman: A guide to romance

For over 20 years, the Sexy Fisherman has been guiding people toward finding solutions to common issues, romantic or otherwise. The Sexy Fisherman is a human-ish counselor with an established practice in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Read the Sexy Fisherman’s advice to common problems and seek the support and kindfish you deserve.

Hannah Beilenson | Contributing Reporter

Finding a fulfilling freshman first semester

Before coming to Washington University, I couldn’t tell you how many times an adult came up to me and said, “College will be great; you’re just going to love it.” It was nice to have those words of encouragement, but after a while I started to feel like I was being burdened with a cliche of late-adolescent life. The “college is the best, therefore you must be happy or else” mantra has become so entirely prevalent in teenage culture. If you asked Wash. U. students what their take was on their first year, I think many would tell you that being at this place is incredible. But, as you may have seen on Yik Yak, Wash U Confessions or in the New York Times, there is an element of adversity that we all have to go through.

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Claudia’s Counsel: I have a friend who lies a lot. He’ll seem like he’s telling the truth, but then later I find out that he lied—what should I do?

Ultimately, if this behavior continues and consistently upsets you, it may be time to reconsider the friendship. Such an ingrained habit is not likely to change any time soon—simply telling the other person to cut the crap does not guarantee that your friend will change his ways once and for all.

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How to “walk of shame” like an expert

I have recently been surprised by the number of people I have heard discussing their sneaky morning escapes from the beds of folks they barely know. Whatever the cause, it seems the proper form begs explanation and further explication.

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Editorial Cartoon: Wise Advice

Daniel Raggs | Student Life

Senior Staff Q&A

Senior Staff Advice Whether a three-year veteran of Washington University or just 12 months removed from the first stay on campus, every member of Student Life’s staff has been a new student at some point. We have all had our highs and our lows, and we are eager to share our thoughts on surviving—and enjoying!—the freshman experience.

A Q&A With Wash. U. Administrators

Few people truly know the man behind the double-breasted suit and swanky “Chancellor” title. But who is this “Mark Wrighton” who is leading our great University? What do we actually know about the scientist whose most widely cited achievement is helping develop chemicals in a plastic light-up stick?

How to fulfill your New Year’s resolutions

As we reach the end of January, as always, our New Year’s resolutions begin to falter. Remember those? The ideas you had about how to change for the year 2011? Although we may break them year after year, we continue to make the same promises to ourselves. The truth is there are several ways to keep from falling through on your pledges. None of them are hard to do, and each can make a huge difference in the way you live out the new year.

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