Campus is alive in a way that I should’ve expected, but had no way to prepare myself for.
Congress of the South 40 announced its newly elected 2018-2019 executive board through its website and social media platforms March 30.
Oh, the woes that come with freshman move-in.
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.
As new students arrive at Washington University for the first time this Thursday, they will be greeted by spacious dorm rooms, Tempur-Pedic mattresses and most importantly, a themed dorm floor. Each Residential College’s residential advisers are in charge of creating and executing the themes. While not all of the floors had finished putting up decorations as of the writing of this article, Student Life picked five of the best we found.
I am starting to feel less like an ant and more like individual: someone who potentially matters here.
While the FYC has good intentions of providing freshmen with a memorable and educational orientation experience, freshmen tend to be overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of Bear Beginnings, and there isn’t enough time to recover for the first day of classes.
After the last crisp, clean sheet is stretched onto the bed and all the appliances find their own little corners to nestle, the place starts looking less like a dorm room and more like a home. The family has nearly an entire moment to appreciate their creation before a yell rings out through the hall. “Yo bro, can you help me with this box?”
With a 2-1 road victory over conference foe New York University on Sunday, the Washington University men’s soccer team positioned itself better for an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. An 86th-minute goal by freshman midfielder/back Jake Shapiro, assisted by freshman midfielder Grant Baltes, gave Wash. U. the lead for good.
Around 6 p.m. the afternoon of Friday’s Walk In Lay Down event, a small group of students were sitting in a freshman’s JKL room, with sealed bottles of alcohol visible and the door open, when they say a residential college director entered the suite.
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