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Hall: Norris. Floor: fourth. Side: east. The most basic way to summarize my location on campus is Nor4East. Norris Hall may be at the far end of campus, but it has its advantages: A/C and spacious rooms. Although you might feel isolated up on the far end of North Campus, you soon realize you’re not the only person living there. Most of my floor-bonding experiences include the first-year girls on my floor. We get together and engage in rituals with some of our friends in which we learn new things about each other and do random fun activities.
Issue: Spring 2009
When my fellow Alt Breakers and I started to give each other nicknames, I knew all barriers between us had vanished. It surprised me — after less than a week together on our spring break service trip, our group skipped the polite acquaintance period that exists after introduction and went straight to familiarity. After all, you don’t call someone “Creepy Voice” or “Lost in Boys” until you feel they won’t take it the wrong way. The nicknames signaled we had become family.
The presiding officer’s heavy wooden gavel comes smashing down on the table as the opening theme to Lady Gaga’s new single blares from my computer speakers. My friend and I flinch, sigh, and exit the YouTube window, shaking our heads at yet another failed attempt to spice up the beginning of the Joint Board meeting between the Student Government Association cabinet and senators. We’ve got three new resolutions on the table and four budgets to approve, so we know it will be a long Wednesday night. With hours of debate ahead of us, why not start off with a catchy song?
- 448 Enrolling Students
- 108 Varsity Captains
- 45 International Students
- 86 First Generation College Students
- 115 Students of Color
- 293 With Community Service
- 42 With Research Experience
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