The St. Louis Metro is your friend, and other transport observations

It’s Sunday, and the MetroLink is packed with football fans. I emulate my inner-sardine and stand to one side of the door, barely clutching onto a pole. I’m from the fringe of Chicago, so I’m no stranger to public transportation. Being cramped in a small space where the awkward, accidental groping of sweaty strangers is inevitable almost feels like second nature.

Rima Parikh | Contributing Writer

5 ways to get your kicks off-campus

Although studying and socializing can often leave room for little else, exercising is one of the most important things to keep up with as a busy college student. Here’s a roundup of some offbeat ways to get your endorphins running while breaking the Washington University bubble.

| Staff Writer

A pathway to engagement with St. Louis

As students, it is imperative that we first put ourselves on trial before looking to correct the faults in any institution. Once we have exhausted our own abilities, we can then turn to pressuring administration for help.

Clark Randall | Contributing Writer

Break the bubble this fall and enjoy the weather with fun events

Despite the cries of outrage against St. Louis’ daily weather extremes, fall in St. Louis is simply perfection. ’Tis the season to get outside and enjoy what St. Louis has to offer in the autumn chill. Fall for Free Fall highlights St. Louis’ reputation for free entertainment and activities around town.

Mia Kweskin | Contributing Writer

Break the bubble, enter the ice

Welcome back, everyone; we hope you enjoyed your breaks and are settling in to your new semester nicely. But as much as the spring semester is a new start, even freshmen have been on campus for four months now, and our guess is that a majority of you 2016ers are still somewhat trapped inside the Wash. U. bubble.

Life beyond the Wash. U. bubble: Don’t forget about it

I am in no way qualified to give advice. I’m a freshman. I’m the baby of the family. I’m underage. I learned something this weekend, though, and I think it’s important enough to share. I learned that even when you are 19 years old and can’t wait for tomorrow, there are always people who won’t make it. For some people, this is it.

| Staff Columnist

Embracing diversity in practice

People at Washington University talk a lot about diversity and how to foster it.  I’ve noticed this throughout my stay here. It’s safe to say that most people honestly crave the benefits diversity brings. However, if we truly want this, we need to figure out the difference between shallower multi-culturalism with its overtones of exoticism […]

| Staff Columnist