Freshman adapts to Quinnipiac, learns lessons

By on October 17, 2006

We’ve been here for almost two months and by now the shock of leaving your friends and family has pretty much worn off to the point where you may have noticed a couple things about QU. Here is a list of things I’ve noticed since moving in.

Milk and ice are worth their weight in gold. Have you ever just wanted a nice glass of milk? Or got disappointed drinking luke-warm apple juice? You are not alone. We’ve all done the room search in our hall hoping someone had some milk or at least one ice cube to spare. In this case, it would be acceptable to cry over spilled milk.

I mean no disrespect to the cafeteria or the Bobcat Den, or as I like to affectionately call it, the “BobRat.” But there really is nothing compared to a home-cooked meal. I never realized how good those spaghetti dinners and morning pancakes were until I left.

There are two types of people who attend QU. Girls named Kate from Long Island and boys named Mike from New Jersey. If you happen to forget the girl’s name that you met at the party or on the shuttle back from Toad’s, here’s a secret. Ask her about Long Island. Girls, if you see that cute boy, mention Springsteen and you’re golden.

There should be a shuttle to Ledges. I feel bad for those poor souls that have that trip everyday. If they were going to exercise that much they would just climb the Sleeping Giant.

Speaking of the Sleeping Giant, I found out I could climb a mountain and live to tell the tale. I thought climbing mountains was something only Lewis and Clark did, but I found out that not only is it possible, but a great time and well worth the trip.

I have no idea how to do laundry. I did my first batch ever in college and was not pleased with the results. Who would have thought that a combination of towels, whites, bright colors, my hat, flip flops, and an inaccurate amount of detergent wouldn’t come out right?

Once I go to bed, I’m going to bed. The Jaws of Life could not drag me down from that bunk.

Walking to the Quad and looking at the view can solve any problem. Fail a test, go to the Quad. Fight with a roommate, go to the Quad. No one had extra milk, go to the Quad. Girls are the most beautiful creatures on the planet. I guess I’ve known this for quite some time but the constant reminder of them walking around all the time really drives it home.

The number one thing I realized after coming to QU is I made the right choice. I am looking forward to the best years of my life.


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