The Banksys of the South 40: Chalk artists add positivity to campus

This past Tuesday, Student Life sat down conversation with David Massey, one of the artists behind the sidewalk chalk art that has been periodically appearing on the stairs of the South 40.

Josie Robinson | Staff Writer

Q&A: Patrick Stickles seeks mutual validation through music

Patrick Stickles is the lead singer and songwriter of Titus Andronicus, a punk band from New Jersey that makes music that is big, loud and anthemic, recalling both an era when rock music defined popular culture and the independent bands, like Husker Du and the Replacements, that chafed against its commercial impulses. In anticipation of the band’s March 15 show with Craig Finn at Off Broadway, Stickles spoke with Student Life about the band’s intentions for “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” and beyond.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Don’t believe the album title—you’ll love the Frights’ new record

Impossibly catchy melodies, memorable lyrics that hit home, a ceaseless and infectious energy and the courage to try just about anything – the Frights’ new record, “You Are Going to Hate This” (produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR), has all these things in spades. It’s hard to say exactly which song you’ll be humming as you walk to class after listening to this album, but, rest assured, you will be humming and you won’t be able to stop.

Alberto Nissim | Contributing Writer

Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher talks influences, writing process

The British rock band Royal Blood has been garnering quite a lot of attention lately. They count the Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Jimmy Page among their fans. This past February, they won the Best Live Band and Best Live Band categories at the New Musical Express awards, as well as Best British Band at the Brit Awards.

| Associate Editor

Kenan Thompson talks college shows, personal future

After the show, Student Life caught up with Thompson to talk about what it’s like doing college shows and the future of this seasoned comedian.

| News Editor

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?

Q&A with Jamie Silverberg, freshman women’s tennis star

Women’s tennis freshman Jamie Silverberg has not lost in singles play since the fall season, a streak spanning 14 matches. She hasn’t lost a set in the last five matches and helped the No. 10 Bears upset No. 7 University of Chicago, one of Wash. U.’s top opponents in the University Athletic Association.

| Senior Sports Editor

Q&A with: An Anonymous Replacement Ref

Back during the 2012 NFL officials’ lockout, several of the replacement referees that the league used were from lower levels of football, such as NCAA Division III.

Ned Prochulee | Drunken Zebra

A Conversation with Deakin of Animal Collective

UPDATE: Animal Collective has postponed their March tour due to an illness afflicting Avey Tare, a vocalist and founding member of the band. Though they’ve long been critical darlings, Animal Collective have spent much of their existence on the outskirts of the music industry due to their highly eclectic sound. But in 2009, everything changed. […]

Mark Matousek | Music Critic

Letter to the editor

I think it’s safe to say I would not have been accepted into Washington University in St. Louis in March of 2010 had my personal essay contained as many “likes” as my interview in StudLife has. What’s my point? Well, I’ll tell you.

Elana Widmann | Class of 2014

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