From the monthly archives:

February 2012

Have you ever awoken with the question, “What am I going to do today?”  Of course you have! I have on numerous occasions wondered what is there to do in St. Louis. Several spots have kept my attention for a longtime; U-City and the Central West End. I am not the clubbing type so I cannot vouch for the hottest clubs in the Lou. I love scenery and food; U-City and the C.W.E take care of both.  The best season to cruise on the strips are well on the way. Going in and out of the locally owned businesses allow you to have a taste of unique clothing, gear and food. I enjoy  Blueberry Hill and Fitz’s in the U-city loop and relaxing at Coffee Cartel in the C.W.E. The great thing about these locations are the easy accessibility from the Metrolink station and the other nearby amenities like Forest Park and everything that comes with it, such as the art museum, zoo and science center. I hope that you have a chance to visit these locations this weekend or when the weather is feeling great. Have a wonderful week FBU community!

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Alumni Posts

Go Cards!!

by Alumni Posts on February 29, 2012

in In Saint Louis

When asked the question, “What is my favorite place to go in St. Louis?”, Busch Stadium came to the very front of my mind! Going to a Cards baseball game has to be my favorite place to be. The night is always packed with great entertainment, good ole’ stadium food, and great memories with friends. Oh, and I forgot to mention- GREAT PICTURES! The last game I went to was by far the most epic one of my life. My section was the party section and we got balloons and what not. Before I knew it, I looked up and there I was up on the jumbo tron! I immediately hyperventilated and began dancing like a fool. Needless to say, goofy memories like this are easy to come by when attending a Cards game. The fans in St. Louis are great and contribute to the whole experience while downtown.

Tip for the day: Go to a Cards game while in St. Louis. There will be no regrets!

ava :)

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Lizzie

Favorite place? Hmm..

by Lizzie on February 29, 2012

in In Saint Louis

For this week’s prompt, the question asks about your favorite place in St. Louis or how/why St. Louis is a fun place. That’s a great question.

I have been to a few places, but there are a ton more to discover. Even though I was born here, I have not been to many of the popular areas. Do I have a favorite? Well, there’s too many to choose from! I think what I like about St. Louis is the convenience or such, but it’s also nice and small. I’ve visited Kansas City and Chicago once before. Both places are really nice, but Chicago has really crowded streets and neighborhoods, and prices are so high! I do love the beach there. Very beautiful. Kansas City isn’t so bad. It reminds me of St. Louis.

In St. Louis, I love Bubble Tea, the Chinese restaurants, Vietnamese restaurants, St. Louis Arch, St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park is overall amazing (I still haven’t visited the other areas in the park), IHOP, St. Louis Galleria, and so much more. I know some of these places are in other cities, but I rarely go out of town. I think the prices here are pretty low compared to others. I also can’t say that St. Louis is the best, but there are things that people will love.

I do not know all of the great and fun places in St. Louis, but it shouldn’t stop people from exploring, right? Maybe I’ll get the chance to visit most of the hot spots during my time.

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One thing that I think makes St. Louis a great place to live is the food. The bountiful, diverse, succulent… FOOD. I speak not just of restaurants, but of stores as well: as an admitted health nut and tree-hugger, I am delighted that my organic kombucha tea and chia seeds are simply a 7 minute Whole Foods trip away. And don’t get me started on the Soulard Farmer’s market!

Of course, the restaurants in St. Louis are nothing to scoff at either. I’m a big fan of Asian food, and I’m quite pleased with the selection at The Drunken Fish in the Central West End as well as at Thai Too in Webster. If you’re more of a meat and potatoes kind of person, I can secondhandedly vouch for that as well – when I was younger my parents and I would go out to eat at McGurk’s Irish Pub in Soulard or Citizen Kane’s in Kirkwood. And I can’t forget all the Italian food I’ve eaten on The Hill! Speaking of ethnic food, you can find all kinds of crazy eateries on South Grand Boulevard. I could go on and on! Whether you’re into the organic macrobiotic lifestyle or a die-hard carnivore, anyone can find something good to eat in the STL. :)

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I Love My Mommy Day

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

I know it is not mother’s day or anything, but I just wanted to dedicate this week’s blog to my mom Mary Rose. I went home this weekend and realized the little extra special things she does for me, my brother and sisters, which just warms our hearts. I want to give her a special […]

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Happy Lent!

by Elizabeth February 27, 2012

Yessir, it’s that time of year again (provided you’re a (practicing) Catholic (and I think other Christian denominations celebrate it, too) (I’m really hitting the parentheses here, no?)) : Lent. Last week, we had an Ash Wednesday Mass in the Chapel, and afterward, there was a soup-and-bread “meal” where faculty and staff members dragged in their crock pots and offered everyone bottomless bowls […]

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New Obsession

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

Hello Everyone, This was a previous post of mine, but my ineptitude at technology failed to make it public…until now! A recent obsession I have come to terms with is Words with Friends. Those of you who have no idea what this is… it is SCRABBLE on your phone or Facebook!! The best thing about […]

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Determination, Procrastionation, Eating Disorder Awareness

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

Hello everyone, As some of you might have noticed, the Lenten Season started this past Wednesday. This year, I have been hoping to be less of a procrastinator. Lately, I have been putting things off until the last minute, which causes stress, the ripping out of hair, and the occasional yelling at the ceiling to […]

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Why is a College Education Important to Me?

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

I strongly believe that having a college education will allow you to reach dreams and set goals that you would never be able to reach otherwise. My goal is to become a speech-language pathologist, and without a college degree, that would not be possible. My education is also important to me because it will allow […]

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student by day, babysitter by night

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

Hi all! This weekend’s post is being brought to you by late-night weekend babysitting. As a busy graduate student, finding time for a part-time job is limited. Between classes and clinic, my availability to work is nonexistent. However, I tend to spend money on brain food, coffee when I find myself camping out in Starbucks […]

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