Be A Billiken Blog
What's life really like for college students? Brinda, Colleen, Luke, Mike, Natalie, Nicole and Scott have the inside look at college classes, dorms, college sports and campus activities at Saint Louis University. Check in with them here, or follow them on Tumblr.
It’s springtime here in Saint Louis and beautiful flowers are blooming all around campus!
I am planning to do an upcoming video blog answering questions that any future Billikens might have.
Send in your questions by commenting on this post and check back to see a video blog posted featuring the questions that you have sent in!
I encourage you to ask anything that is on your mind because this is a great time to voice out anything you might be curious or concerned about, and get a more detailed look of what life really is like being a Billiken! I am looking forward to your questions!
Peace, love, and be a Billiken.
My Spring Show hosted by the Indian Student Association could not have been more perfect. My family even came down to see me perform and many of my best friends watched as well! All proceeds benefited an NGO called Manav Sadhna, which helps the needy in Ahmadabad, India. It offers many resources such as health education, childcare, and spiritual programs. ISA also sponsors a scholarship to send one student to India over summer to work at Manav Sadhna. SLU students have fun while helping communities around the world in need, and I can’t be prouder to be a Billiken.
It’s so nice outside that we had class by the dolphin pond today!!! The best part of spring is classes outside!!!
P.S. Disregard my crazy hair in our class selfie :)
Peace out from beautiful SLU!!!
This week is SLU’s Atlas Week! There are a lot of speakers, film screenings, discussions, and much more going on around campus to increase awareness for global issues. This year, the theme of Atlas Week is “Education: Igniting the Flames of Change”, with internationally renowned Shabana Basij-Rasikh giving the keynote address tonight about advocacy efforts in Afghanistan. Her TED talk has been viewed countless times, and she even helped start a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.
What’s also exciting is that the Indian Student Association’s Spring Show is culminating the week with our biggest event of the year! Nearly three hundred tickets have been sold already. To give you an idea of what to expect, here’s a video of my dance from last semester! A lot of my friends in my show dance group are part of SLU Shakti. They just won first place in a Midwest competition called Tufaan and are headed to nationals in California in a couple weeks to represent our University. Wish them luck!
"Here comes the sun, do do do doo…"
There’s no place like Saint Louis University in the spring! Yesterday was “Fountain Day,” an unofficial full-out holiday among the student body. The SLU grounds crew turned on all the fountains across campus—from the clock tower to the dolphin pond—and everyone was enthusiastically out-and-about enjoying the return of beautiful St. Louis weather.
I actually took a little siesta in the clock tower auditorium as I let the warm, spring air breeze by. Today we have thunderstorms rolling through, meaning the trees and flowers will finally be in full bloom later this weekend! I can’t wait!
Visit SLU and watch life come alive.
- Luke -