Ballpark Village dress policies deserve (further) criticism

Major League Baseball is back in St. Louis for 2014, and Busch Stadium has new neighbors. Ballpark Village, a new district in downtown St. Louis for dining, drinking, shopping and partaking in St. Louis sports culture, represents the completed first step in developing land left over by the 2006 construction of Busch Stadium III.

| Charlie Beard | Class of 2015

Stepping Out: Central Table

[rating stars="3.5"] Featuring a sushi bar along with a varied menu of pizzas, pastas and other entrees, Central Table, located in the Central West End, offers something for everyone. This upscale restaurant with valet parking has a modern vibe and advertises an excellent dining experience. The latter claim, however, is quite debatable.

Tyler Friedman | Scene Editor

Beads, booze and boobs for noobs: The comprehensive guide to navigating Mardi Gras

With revised weather forecasts calling for temperatures in the mid-40s and almost zero chance of rain, you have no reason to miss this year’s Mardi Gras festivities. Sure, you may have midterms, but finals count for more of your grade anyway. And when you’re 30, do you really want your only memories of Wash. U. […]

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Your guide to Mardi Gras

While the term “Mardi Gras” conjures more images of drunken revelry than it does of history, the celebration in fact has an interesting story behind it. The quirky day, which includes outlandish activities and crazy costumes, is the perfect escape for those of you that haven’t escaped the confines of Olin Library in more than a week.

Scene Staff

30 signs that you’re a Wash. U. student

The fact that you’re no longer pre-med isn’t the only thing that’s changed about you since stepping foot on this campus. When you go home for break, you realize that no one can decode your language of acronyms and your friends from high school don’t understand your social life. While there’s no “typical” Wash. U. […]

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Wash. U. carves out niche in St. Louis history

St. Louis just turned 250, and Washington University threw it the intellectual equivalent of a birthday party. But while Friday’s symposium focused on the mutual growth of the University and the city around it, some at the event felt the day glossed over lingering tension in the community, some of which the University contributed to.

Talal Ahmad | Contributing Reporter

250 years later, St. Louis still matters

St. Louis may not be the most important city west of the Mississippi River like it was in the days of westward expansion and, later, the 1904 World’s Fair. In fact, the rest of the country probably considers us little more than another midsize city in “flyover country.

Can we talk about the Arch, and whatnot?

I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve never been to the Arch. In my four years as a student here at Washington University, I have never actually seen the symbol of this wonderful city in person. I also don’t feel too bad about it. Why is the Arch so important? Seriously, it’s just an arch.

| Senior Forum Editor

St. Louis on the silver screen

Celebrities you didn’t know were from St. Louis

A walk along the Delmar Loop will provide you with a whole who’s who of famous St. Louisans: Scott Joplin, Chuck Berry, T. S. Eliot—the list goes on. But there are also plenty of younger, more contemporary celebrities who are from St. Louis. Here, Cadenza looks into some celebrities whose St. Louis roots aren’t so well-publicized.