2015 Making Memories

Saying goodbye

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on May 14, 2015 in 2015 Making Memories

The Class of 2015 snapped selfies, celebrated each other’s friendship and said their farewells to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton May 11 at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner.

Throwback Thursday: First day of school, Aug. 30, 2011

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on May 14, 2015 in 2015 Making Memories

It’s 1,353 days after the first day of school for the Class of 2015, and Washington University in St. Louis senior Will Ralls is amazed by the unexpected course of his college career. He came ready to major in computer science and political science and he did. The rest — serving as a residential ...

Throwback Thursday: WUStock, March 24, 2013

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on April 23, 2015 in 2015 Making Memories

The Congress of the South 40 snagged one of hip hop’s biggest acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, for the 2013 WUStock. More than 2,000 students packed the Pageant to hear “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us” and the duo’s other hits.

Throwback Thursday: Garry Kasparov, April 2, 2012

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on March 26, 2015 in 2015 Making Memories

As a senior chess master, Mark Heimann, a senior in Arts & Sciences, has long admired Garry Kasparov, perhaps history’s greatest chess player. But that’s not what impressed him most about Kasparov’s visit to Washington University in 2012, his freshman year. “Kasparov was somewhat of a househo...

Senior honorary Mortar Board inspires young writers

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on February 26, 2015 in 2015 Making Memories

Improv troupe Suspicious of Whistlers (above) was one of many campus performance groups to act out stories written by Buder Elementary students at the second annual Young Storytellers Festival, hosted by Washington University senior honorary Mortar Board.