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Are you a nice girl with a nice face? Do you like California boys? Engineers? Wolverine enthusiasts? This week’s campus cutie might not make the first move (chasing pigeons trumps chasing girls any day in his book), but if you’re lucky enough to have a conversation with Chris Levin (an intelligent conversation, that is) he might tell you about his unicycling skills or his impassioned hatred for manatees (sea cows, as he calls them). And if you really want to impress him, be sure to brush up on your Sean Connery impression… If you’re looking for a genuinely funny, absolutely adorable, unusually unique guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously, this campus cutie is right for you.
Name: Chris Levin.
Hometown: Pasadena, CA.
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Economics Minor.
On Campus Activities: Sigma Chi House Manager, Thurtene Honorary, Books and Basketball Day Leader.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanna be Max Elliott when I grow up. Get it? Cuz he’s tall?
Celebrity girl crush? That’s a tough one. I don’t know! There’s too many pretty girls in the world to choose just one crush.
Celebrity boy crush? Young Sean Connery.
Favorite animal? Wolverines because I saw a cool documentary about them recently, so they’re on my mind.
Did you know that Vivek Pandrangi can keep his hair standing straight up without gel? Or that all he really wants in life is the power to get free frozen yogurt whenever he craves it? If you don’t know him, he’s easily one of the friendliest – and cutest – guys on campus. He’ll strike up a conversation, or start a one sided rap-battle, with pretty much anyone. So, next time you see him being walking around campus or studying in Holmes Lounge, feel free to strike up a conversation about red pandas or Liam Neeson’s voice. But don’t get any ideas – this week’s Campus Cutie is happily taken.
Name: Vivek Pandrangi.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.
Major: Anthropology and Biology.
On-Campus Involvement: Sigma Chi Scholarship Chair, Biology Lab TA, and New Dimensions.
Tell me about New Dimensions: It’s a soccer coaching organization - it’s an immersion program for low-income refugee kids between 2nd through 5th grade
What did you want to be when you grew up? Well, how young are we talking? Because when I was really young I wanted to be Goku from Dragon Ball Z… because he’s just damn cool.
What’s your favorite place on campus? Holmes Lounge.
Celebrity girl crush? Keira Knightley.
Celebrity boy crush? Liam Neeson. He’s got a good voice.
As if we needed another reason to love running the Her Campus Wash U chapter, HC Nationals and its sponsors have outdone themselves once again by surprising us with a Back to School Survival Kit! We were so excited to get such cool (free) stuff that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! No seriously, we have so many energy drinks right now - let us know if you want some...
1. Neuro SONIC not only tastes great - it helps increase alertness, maintain energy, and support mental performance. It’s perfect for that late night study session in Olin or that downtime after dinner on Friday when you don’t have time to nap but need a pick-me-up before getting dressed up and hitting the Loop bars.
2. Busy collegiettes on-the-go are always looking for easy and nutritious snacks, so you can imagine how happy we were to open our care package and find generous supply of mini white chocolate macadamia LUNA bars. LUNA offers a ton of different delicious flavors so you don’t have to sacrifice healthy choices for delicious ones while powering through a long day of classes.
Kara's ready for class, keeping it simple but chic with this geometric-printed sundress!
Four years is a long time... Or so you thought when you were just a tiny, young freshman spending your first painfully awkward night in your twin XL bed, missing Mom and Dad. Before you know it, though, those four years will have flown by and you will be leaving the comfy WashU Bubble… forever. There are a few things, however, that every WashU student must do before they graduate and move - abruptly - into the real world. So, we’re making it easy for you! We present to you The WashU Bucket List: 100 Things To Do Before You Graduate. Freshmen: Start now. Seniors: Good luck.
John Donut. Go to there.
Eat a Holmes carvery wrap. And meet Arthur while you’re at it.
Enjoy the Food Truck Festival in Soulard. Yum.
Go to the Mardi Gras Parade in Soulard. It will change your life.
Make it to WILD. They have free pizza.
Have High Tea and the London Tea Room. Hello Kate Middleton!
End your night at the casino. Good luck.
Take a tour at Fontbonne. Pretend you really want to go there.
Did you know that Wash U had a squash club? And that its president can do a backflip?!! Well I didn’t until now. A man of few words, Hunter Matthews loves James Bond, frozen custard, 80s rock anthems, and obscure sayings (“Too prime.” Excuse me? “Always a shot!” What does that even mean, Hunter?). Miscommunications aside, if you’re looking for a laid back, outdoorsy guy that can make you laugh no matter what, this week’s Campus Cutie is the guy for you.
Name: Hunter Matthews
Hometown: Washington D.C.
On Campus Involvement: Kappa Sigma Rush Chair, Squash Club President
So uh…tell me about Squash Club. Well I went to a prep school for high school and had to play a winter sport. At the time I was too short for basketball and didn’t want to wrestle, so I decided to try it out and ended up sticking with it.
What’s your favorite place in St. Louis? Castlewood Park – I go hiking there. And Ted Drewes.
Favorite animal? Dog. Is that too boring?
A little. Least favorite animal? Parakeets. My roommate had them this summer and they always woke me up in the morning.
What’s your theme song? The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
You may have heard (KCV)’s mash-ups at Harry’s, Tiff’s on the Landing, the Pageant, or at our very own Kappa Sigma house. This week’s Campus Celeb (and honorary cutie) is an up and coming DJ from LA. And did I mention he’s six feet tall?!! It’s only a matter of time before Kesar Varma makes it big – this musical genius is confident, engaging, and beyond talented. Like him on Facebook and check out Parentheses are Mandatory – his latest mash-up on SoundCloud. If you like what you hear, be sure to tell him –someday you’ll brag about meeting him before he became famous.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
On Campus Involvement: Ashoka Co-Social Chair, Kappa Sigma
Secret Talents? Accents. I can do accents really well.
What’s your best one? My Indian one. I’m Indian…
Understandable…What’s your kryptonite? My dog! And puppies in general.
So why are the parentheses mandatory? Because everyone has something special about them and something that defines them. Also SoundCloud wouldn’t let my username be KCV so I had to add parentheses.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s formal season! And it has been for quite a while. But is your perfect dress just slightly too long? Or too short? Or too big after your spring break diet? Fortunately for you, this week’s Campus Celeb is not only a fashionista but also a master seamstress and savvy businesswoman. Sarah Ettinger can take your favorite dress with the huge rip in the seam and sew it up as good as new. So if you’re looking to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions on your fanciest photo op of the semester, like the Sarah Mae page on Facebook, let her work her magic, and consider her your formal fairy godmother.
Name: Sarah Ettinger
Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Major: Fashion Major, Art History Minor
On Campus Involvement: Delta Gamma, Editor at Armour, Club Lacrosse
Tell me about your alterations business: I’ve been altering people’s clothing to help save rent money for this summer in New York. I’ve been a lot of doing hemming, darts, taking in, taking out…just basic alterations.
What are you doing in New York this summer? Last summer I worked for Marchesa, and through that experience I was able to get a design internship this summer for the women’s runway department at Michael Kors.
Are you sick of everything on your iPod right now? In need of some new music to help you survive a long study session or make your pregame this weekend that much better? As the music director for KWUR, this week’s campus celeb has the expertise you’re looking for. She also has an ear for up-and-coming music, a great sense of humor, a laidback, friendly attitude, and did I mention she loves dogs? That’s right, we should all have a girl crush on Hanna McCrum. Lucky for you, it’s KWUR Week so you’ll get the chance to meet her! And hear all the best new music, of course.
Name: Hanna McCrum
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major: PNP, Writing Minor
On Campus Involvement: KWUR, EST, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Position in KWUR: Music Director
What does that entail? I’m essentially responsible for communicating with people who send us CDs, tracking how the CDs are doing in KWUR, and reporting those results to College Music Journal. And there’s the occasional ticket/concert giveaway.
What’s your favorite part of the job? Talking to the promoters. They’re super friendly and passionate about their jobs so it makes it really easy for me to work with them from the other side.
You also host a radio show, right? Yeah, I do a show with Kaitlin Huennekens. It’s on Sundays from 4-5 if you wanna check it out.
Admission: FREE with Student ID
What if I told you that this Sunday you could roll out of bed and stumble upon the set of a #1 Billboard Hot 100 Artist? Well you can - thanks to CS40, Macklemore will be performing right outside your dorm! So forget your normal hung-over Sunday study routine and head to the Swamp. Starting at 1:30, you and your friends will enjoy several openers, including:Broom Closet Beer Club Kid Scientist Rhyme n Reason Allen Qiu Jammin’ With Phil DJ KCV
Consider the slight chance of snow in the forecast as the perfect excuse to don a fur coat - it’s the only way to fully embrace the Macklemore experience! From now until Sunday, I highly recommend you listen to Heist on a loop. Learning every single lyric on the album counts as studying, right? Happy WUstock!