On Being from a Big City

Mike O., M1

As a New Yorker, I once believed that St. Louis would be a dreary midwestern city with little to offer in terms of fun activities. In this case, I’m incredibly happy to be wrong. After living here for a little while, one notices that St. Louis is a vibrant city with a plethora of engaging activities. While this is not an exhaustive list, St. Louis is home to Forest Park (which is larger than my Central Park), several museums, great breweries, delicious food, sports teams (Cardinals and Blues), and nightlife. They say the people make the city, and for St. Louis I couldn’t agree more. St. Louis is home to many interesting people, who happen to be very nice. In my opinion nothing beats my hometown of New York, but St. Louis is a close second and I’m incredibly happy to call it home.