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A Day in the Life with Katie

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Ohio, Biology, Class of 2021



Meet Katie! And get ready to experience WashU through her eyes Washington University in St Louis

Katie gives you a tour of her Modern Double Dorm Room in Umrath House Umrath Hall

Katie shows you around Umrath House Umrath Hall

Katie shows you the quad on a beautiful snowy day Brookings Quadrangle

Katie shows you her favorite building on campus - Rudolph Hall Rudolph Hall Wustl

Katie shows you some of the student-owned shops on campus South 40

Katie shows you the underpass - her favorite spot on campus Congress of the South 40

Katie gives you a tour of Olin Library Olin Library

Check out a Lecture Hall in the Lab Sciences Building Department of Chemistry

Katie shows you around Brookings Quad Brookings Quadrangle

Katie shows you around the Olin Business School Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, John M. Olin School of Business

Check out the Research Lab on campus where Katie works Research Bldg

Behold, the Research Lab! Washington University in St. Louis

"We're heading into the BEST place to eat on campus" Ridgley Hall and Holmes Lounge

Take a tour of the Dining Halls in The Forty Paws & Go Market

Katie suggests some Off-Campus Entertainment options Delmar Loop

Katie shows you around "The Loop" Delmar Loop

Katie gives you a tour of the Rec Center on campus Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center

Check out the pool in the Rec Center! Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center

Squash Courts, Track and Field, and more! Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center

Katie tells you about the Art Museum on Campus Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Katie gives you a silent tour of the Law Library Washington University School of Law Library

"Nobody cares about that statue..." Graham Chapel

Katie tells about the Observatory on top of Crow Hall Crow Hall

Katie talks about the difference between STEM & Humanities at WashU Washington University in St. Louis

Katie explains the different schools at WashU Umrath Hall

Katie shows you around one of the Art Studios at WashU Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Why'd you choose WashU? Brookings Quadrangle

How's the Campus? "A lot of people describe it as a mini Disney World" Brookings Quadrangle

"At WashU we're lucky to have such a beautiful campus" Brookings Quadrangle

So I'm just going to talk a little bit about the difference between stem and humanity is here at Wash U. If you're in stem, uh, science, technology, engineering, math, um, you're gonna have a lot of tests, and you're gonna have a lot of quizzes. But you we'll have to write a lot. Or really at all. I had, like, one research paper do the whole semester. Um, and But if you're in humanities, you will rarely have a test. You might have, like a midterm in some finals, but you're gonna have to read a lot, and you're gonna have to write a lot. Um, so if you're stuck between deciding which one you want to dio think about that. And like, I hate writing. So I knew the humanities wasn't for me, So just We're about to go in. The business building is called the Business Schools called Poland. We have Olin Business School. We have Owen Library, so it's confusing. But, um, Bauer Hall is the business. It's just got redone. So it's really nice in a Starbucks in here is like all glass everywhere. It's really nice, so this is it. What thing? People study sometime when that when those, like dividers, Open up your stuff That's out there. One. You good on here? I'm not in business school, so I don't know a lot, but you're not here. There's a really nice places to study. Um, it's a really nice building and just got redone. Okay, We're heading into my I the best place to, you know, campus. There's just no contest there straight up. No contest. This place is called homes lounge. And they have carvery, which basically just means like a fancy type of meat. And they could put it in sandwiches. They basically just have like sandwiches. But the carvery is so good. Like yesterday they had flank steak. Sometimes they have, like glazed ham. They have turkey breasts. It is. It is so good. You guys, you have to come here. It's right on the other were still on the other side of campus. Right over here is so good. You just order it. You go up, order it. Tell me you want the carvery and they give you the best thing that you have ever eaten or will ever eat in your entire life. So this is your order Here. This's the cover. You can't see it, but it's turkey. They heated up here in the hand. So I am walking out of the South forty right now? Yeah, obviously it's a walk off south for you gets into your classes on DH as you are. I think these girls it's a big day. I think they just got in a shorty. Um, so anyway, atyou walkout of South forty. They're all these shops, and they're all student own, which is really nice. This is my favorite right here. It's the candy shop. I always go after my exams to get candy because you either need Teo. Forward yourself for all your hard work and studying and the fact that you crushed your exam or you need to eat away your sorrows, which is? It's usually the ladder. But, you know, whatever, there is laundry. There's a laundry shop. If you're too lazy to do your own laundry, you can get someone You could get them to do your laundry for you. They, like Pick it up, do it and drop it off for like a fi. How did how much it is? There's cornerstone, which is like a tutoring place. If you need help with a class, you could go there. Um, it's really nice. All of these, all these Okay, so I'm just gonna show you my floor. Um, I live in, um, wrath house, which is so residential colleges and made up of two dorm buildings. So my residential college is south forty. Um, like so for ho South forty house. Um, but I live in, um, wrath, which is the other dorm building. It's all freshmen. I live on the first floor. So this is all of the dorms past here, and then on the other side, it's This is all like, offices and common room stuff. But if you live on any floor except for the first floor, the whole floor is just going to the dorms. Um, so every floor has a big common room. We only have one. Most wars have to, since the whole thing is dorm building dorms. This is our common room. A lot of times, my floor is really close. So a lot of times we'll come in here, we'll hang out, we'll be doing homework. We'll eat together. Um, so it's a really nice community. Your freshman floor's like a big thing here at Wash Okay, so we're gonna go around to the two Jims on campus. Now, this first one is called the Sea behind me. The actual building is called Summers. It's really knew. It just opened, like last year, ten sixteen or something. But this is the main Jim. It has cardio stuff, has a little waits. It has a pool. It has two studios. Where you Khun Dio? There's a lot of fitness. Classes are offered like every day of the week. I really like the hot yoga, but they also have, like, group fitness classes for, basically, whatever I want to do. So we're going So this is one side of the gym has a fun of cardio machines. StairMaster trying to stuff all kind of TV's too. Studios air here, this top form. I forget the name of both of you. This is the Olympic studio right there. The studio. As you can see, it's a class in there right now. And then this lower one has all the blinds drawn. But that is called, I think the studio nineteen o four, I believe, is what that's called. And that's like where you're the crosses are this There's a bunch of classes you've been taking them. And then on the other side of the gym, right here. This is where all the weights are. So this is like the freeway. They have places you could do pull ups, everything waits over here on this side is all slot machines, bench press or underneath there, this thing you could do dead lifts. So it's a really nice place. This is like the public, like, if you're not a sportsman or anything, this is kind of a well on the top floor. We have a whole track, indoor tracks, like, If it's freezing outside like it is today, you come in here and ruin. That's a basketball for it So I'm going to describe a little bit about town. We're lost. She was located. So see, the schools called wash you in St Louis, but we're right on the outskirts of St Louis is very close to Clayton is one of the nicest same move. Suburbs. It's such a nice area. Yeah, a little bit outside canvas on some sizes, just these amazing, like massive houses. And also it's really pretty area. And and so they're surrounding town is very nice, bizarre or, you know, it's a great place out. And hello, What is this? I said to get you over there and restaurants. Bars in all in area? Wouldn't say it is cool. There's just a lot of things that you're on campus there's Forest Park is the largest, I think City based the country. It's right outside walking distance of so called No, I would say it depends on who you are, but the town can be an important part of you watching experience. But some people just designed not to get Afghanis at all. And that's really up to. I think there is so much to do on campus that you know you're really losing out getting off campus. But at the same time, I'm someone who likes to go explore the place. And they are just so many fun things to do that it's cool to not have So I'm majoring in economics, and I'm Mina ring in computer science, and I definitely did not know what I want to study before I came to college. So I applied to be in the Arts and Sciences School. And so that really allowed me to take a wide variety of classes and kind of try a bunch of different things out. And also another great thing was that I could take classes in other school. So I took a lot of business classes. I took some engineering classes, and I took a few classes in the art school, so those were really able to do a little bit of everything. Kind of just figure out what I wanted to study, the coolest cause it taken in my major. I would say I haven't really taken any of the cool e con economics electives yet, but I'm supposed to take game theory next year, which is supposed be really cool for my minor. I think the coolest cause have taken Wass Web development, which wass just like learning how to build websites like the code behind it. No, so damn it's at Wash U. I am a finance and economics and shot the mayor with it. It's minor at moment. I just finished a Russian here, so we'll see, please. But general academic climate, I would say, is pretty. It's very which is really not do we have and amazingly, just a really, really great business. We'll definitely expected to be a more competitive by. I guess you'd say, like some other business schools are. And one of the nicest things about ours is, you know, we're consistently a top ten. Last year, poaching clients were ranked number, the number one business school and underground business school in the country. We have such a collaborative atmosphere. I did know I wanted to study finance primarily before coming to college because I watch you walk through a high school for business and finance. Not everyone does, and a lot of people just jump into it on DSO. Things about business school is, you know, people. I think a lot of premed kids especially like to poke fun at the business school and say it's typically easier. I don't think the classes are too sleazy, but I would say there is what's called the business school her, which is really nice for students where essentially business school classes curved to B Plus. So long as you're about the average you tape, we can do pretty well. Nice. Three cool spots I've taken in my major was most likely. First spot's called Neck to ninety Presser is this incredible? Unfortunate? You like school this year? He was here for a while. Yeah, really did a great job with just, you know, bringing up his incredible examples from everything from anything from your TV subscriptions to buying a taxpayer get tight. And this really in death economic theory, which I thought was right. And so my classes, primarily this school, they weren't crazy. Homework Intensity. What? You still got time? Most of them were test based on that papers here Okay, So now I'm gonna show you where you can eat on the forty on DH, there's two places. One is called Bear's den. And that's where you can, like, put in orders and get like fresh food. And then pause and go is a place where you can get food that's already been pre made or like If you want some snacks, that's where you get your snacks to bring back to your dorm Um and everything like that. So I will show you this. It's in south forty. I just showed you You walk in on, there's a bunch of different stations. This is a stir fry place. There's kosher. If you'ii coaster, there's make your own pasta, pizza, hamburgers over there. There's a world fusion right there, which is really good. They have like, Indian. They have a lot of food from, like, different cultures. So basically, what happens is you go out, you fill out your order, you get what you want. And then you go over here just like your car. You pay, and then you know it's So this is pausing. Go. They have. Like I said, they have stuff. Snacks, ice cream, popcorn machine. There's always sandwiches here that you could get their pre made. My favorite thing here is to make your own salads far. So if I ever wants out, you could just come in here and make your own. And it's really nice. They're pretty cheap. So over here, there's more snacks. Teo, go stuff. It's a lot of drinks, chips, really, Whatever you want, have Rahman here. There's a custard machine and their soups, and so you can get up. It's really nice. And smoothies. This is everybody's favorite part. You can make your own snitch just to further record. If you're worried about being able to eat healthy when you're at college, don't worry. Wash U is rated. I'm pretty sure we're rated number three for food of all colleges across the nation. Um, so the food, first of all, is really good. And if you're worried about like if you track your calories or few track your Mac rose or whatever you d'oh, there's a website that wash U has. If you just search washing nutrition, it'll come up and they have the nutrition info for every single piece of food being served on campus that day, so no matter what you can eat, you can even, like, put together things and like make your own salad and it will show you what the nutrition info is for, like whatever you make. So if you're worried about that, don't worry about it Is super easy Tio healthy here and and they make it.