Showing no signs of rust after 12 days without a match, the No. 14 Washington University men’s tennis team routed Webster University 9-0 Friday at the Tao Tennis Center. The Bears had not played since their spring break tournament in Hawaii, when they went 2-2 against four ranked schools.
With the National Weather Service predicting a mix of rain and snow for the day of WUStock as of Thursday morning, student concern over Macklemore’s slated outdoor performance has mounted. But organizers say they will hold the concert on the Swamp, barring severe thunderstorms, a tornado warning or some other, similar act of nature.
With temperatures set to soar into the 90s this week, students are reacting to the unusually balmy weather. According to a study by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, this winter was the fourth-warmest winter on record in the United States.
I like a snow day as much as the next guy—heck, maybe even a little more.
Washington University, with the exception of the School of Medicine, will remain closed through Feb. 1 in response to the severe weather threatening the area. All non-essential services on the Danforth, North, South, West and Tyson campuses will be suspended, including classes. Essential services, which include the Washington University Police Department, Dining Services and certain personnel in Facilities Planning and Management, will remain operational. The medical school remains open. Per University policy, individual employees must decide for themselves whether it’s safe to travel to and from work.
Washington University, with the exception of the School of Medicine, will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, the administration announced. All non-essential services on the Danforth, North, South, West and Tyson campuses will be suspended. Essential services, which include the Washington University Police Department, Dining Services and certain personnel in Facilities Planning and Management will remain operational. It is unclear whether the University will close any or all services on Feb. 1 in response to the severe weather. Closures will be announced on a daily basis on the University website and through the usual communication channels.
Now that we’ve all returned to St. Louis and the semester is officially underway, you might be feeling a little nostalgic for those fun-filled days of break. Let’s face it—St. Louis probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s list of places to be during these cold, snowy times. But in fact, St. Louis can be quite the winter wonderland. At first blush, your options may appear limited—but this is far from the truth. Here is a list of just a few things to keep you busy before classes get too strenuous.
For the more than 300 students who underwent formal recruitment for Washington University’s seven sororities last week, the stress began before arriving at Wash. U. The storm that blanketed the eastern U.S. in over a foot of snow disrupted air traffic nationally, raising significant difficulties for students attempting to return early to the University.
I’d like to lodge a formal complaint against the University for failing to de-ice the Underpass properly. For weeks, I have been worried that one of the many menacing icicles dangling from its crevices might fall and pierce me on my way to class. (Hey, it happened on “Grey’s Anatomy.”) Fortunately this has not yet occurred; but there is a particularly slippery and hard-to-detect patch of ice where said icicles have melted.
Face it: Snow can suck, and that’s not just the Floridian in me talking. It’s not only cold, but it’s also hazardously slippery, it melts into slush, and it looks nasty after a few days. Unfortunately, this is St. Louis, which means we could be done with snow for the year or it may still be hitting us in April. So I guess we should be prepared to make the best of it. There are a few St.