There is one act that your everyday Saint Louis University student who uses legs to walk cannot get out of, and that thing is ye olde West Pine trek. Whether your foot-bound commute is 20 minutes from Xavier to Littiken, 5 from Spring to Morrissey, or 1 from DuBourg to Verhaegen, you deserve to make it a good one.
What’s the best way to get this done? A West Pine-dedicated anthology of tunes to power your feet forward, of course. Like the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” for performing CPR, your West Pine Mixtape should give you a beat to boogie down campus. Why make conversations with people you know whilst out and about when you can listen to Jason Derulo, Wham!, or the explicit version of “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne?
My favorite part of listening to music with every single step I take is not being able to talk to others, whether I’m genuinely trying to communicate with them or not. I love the thrill of making an idiot out of myself as I rip out out my headphones when a pal shoots me a friendly platitude. I revel in pride when peers shout things at me and I am socially forced to pretend to have heard them. I don’t know about you, but here are my reasons for always jamming out on West Pine journeys:
Why listen to the sweet sounds of every undergrad breathing through the cold when “He Could Be the One” by Hannah Montana is so captivating? Plug your white bundles of joy into your ear canals, turn up on that volume button with vigor, and move your feet, Billikens.
To prove my point, I have listed some West Pine anthems below. Enjoy, drones.
Consume art at every possible moment, Bills. Raise a middle finger to social interaction. Make Tyra Banks proud. Walk with power, walk with Taio Cruz, and walk with the sweet lyrics of angst-induced Blink 182. Cheers.