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k what's the best thing about ASU? all the choices - classes, majors, places to live, ways to get around, people. one thing i'd change? the FREAKING OUT OF STATE TUITION. and parking. what a RIP OFF. size-wise? ASU could be too big, but the way it's set up, you don't have to get lost in the crowd, academically or socially. how do people react when i tell them where i go? depends. a lot of people are surprised that a square like me is at a school like "that". but people know the name and most people seem to consider a good school, despite its rep. where do i spend most of my time on campus? everywhere, really...im all over the place. i will need all new shoes for next year, even though i got all new shoes at the beginning of this year...i do that much walking. favorite places are my dorm (now that i'm free of my evil roommate), hayden library, and the dining halls. college town? well we've got mill avenue, which is like pearl street mall in boulder, colorado. aka, awesome. and there's great public transportation and a lot of cool stuff that's easy to get to and not far, like the ever-wonderful tempe marketplace, home of target. <3 ASU's administration? eat some fiber, visit the bathroom, and then turn around and look before you flush - that's my opinion of ASU's administration. biggest controversy on campus? people chasing you down asking you if you have a minute for the environment or for gay and lesbian rights, people standing and screaming about how masturbators and girls in strappy tank tops are all going to hell, etc. you can't go anywhere without dodging swarms of them. school pride? oh heck yes. i was shocked to see people actually WEARING the ugly school-themed t-shirts they give out free all the time. people get real into the whole sun devil thing (this does not include me). anything unusual about ASU? i wouldn't know...i've never really been to any other college. XD there's a lot of navajos and a lot of barely-hispanic people with national hispanic scholarships, i noticed. one experience i'll always remember? stupid question...how can i choose just one? party roommate, moving dorms in the middle of the night, tutoring little kids in south phoenix (which is NOT the nice part of town), all my classes so far, the orbit... most frequent student complaints? inflated out-of-state tuition, far away parking that costs a small fortune, foul dorms, overpaid president crow, campus stalkers (see above), the HEAT, internet (cisco clean access agent = evil incarnate), overpriced markets (where you can get toilet paper and odwalla bars and the like), dining hall hours that seem better suited to a retirement community that a college campus. (you're not allowed to be hungry at night or on weekends, pretty much) oh and math teachers that don't speak english. oh and one other thing just to mention...ASU gives our scholarships like leftover candy after halloween. oh and one thing that sucks about ASU is that you can't take pretty much ANY art or music classes unless you're an art or music major.
ASU is way too big. Classes are always over crowded and sometimes people have to sit in the aisles. I have had a couple of professors who don't even seem like they want to be teaching at all. They seem like their just there for the money and don't really care about the students. It's horrible how there are no greek houses. I was going to rush but I decided not to because our greek system is not what it's supposed to be at all. I had a couple friends who wanted to go to ASU but since their parents were so involved in the greek system them wouldn't let them because it's not traditional. Manzanita is GROSS! The dorms are way too strict. Were college students aren't we supposed to be expressing ourselves and letting ourselves go? We can't when everyone is always watching us everywhere. I don't really have any amazing memories from my first two years at ASU. It's more like "what college town?" Everything around campus is so old and sometimes I am afraid to sit in my seat in class.
There are so many great things about ASU. The students are nice and there's a lot of things to do. The classrooms are a bit too large, but I believe it's being worked on. Students in engineering spend most of their time in the engineering library doing homework or at the many local bars. The biggest recent controversy was cheerleaders posing provocatively in lingerie. They're getting rid of the cheer squad and picking up a tamer "Spirit Squad." Students complain about everything, but that's our right. We'll always remember our friends. There is a tremendous amount of school pride.
The best thing about ASU is the weather and the relaxed attitude. I would change the out of state tution and lack of school funding for clubs and sports teams. My school is the perfect size for me. People say oohhh that school is huge and i hear thats a party school. They give me this "knowing" smile that says I know you drink and party a lot just because you attend ASU/ You must have been a slacker in highschool. I spend most of my time in the MU. It is definitely a college town. I think our administration should stop wasting our money on "research" and lower out of state tution, give out more scholarships, cut down the monopoly on textbooks, stop cutting varsity sports, and fund club teams and other organizations. The biggest controversy on campus was Lisa Love cutting the swimming team, tennis team, cheerleading team, and wrestling team and the MU being torched. There is a ton of school pride. I will always remember the football games sitting in the student section and the Undie Run. The most frequent student complaints are the rising cost of tuition and the mismanagement of school funds.
ASU has probably one of the largest student populations in the country. With over 63,000 students last year, and even more coming in the fall, there's always a crowd on campus. Even with a student body that amounts to the size of a small city, I find that ASU is the perfect size for me. I always wanted to go to a big school where I could meet lots of people and where I knew there was a lot of school spirit. ASU students have a lot of pride in our school. At football games all you see in the student section is a see of students sporting gold shirts and painted faces, all cheering and singing the fight song everytime we score a touchdown. And its not just in sports that you can see the school spirit, its everywhere. There's not a single place in all of Tempe that you won't find ASU students representing their school with pride. The college town atmosphere that many students crave presents itself in a rather small area in Tempe. Well actually its four blocks of one street, Mill Ave. Mill is just a couple blocks from the dorms on North Campus and its a great place to walk around, grab some food at one of the many different restaurants, go shopping, or go bar hopping at night. Its always packed with college students, especially on the weekends when everyone is going out to have fun and celebrate the fact that they don't have to get up in the morning to go to class. The best part about ASU, in my opinion, is that there's always something to do or see on campus. On any given day there are booths set up around the Memorial Union or there's an event going on at PV Beach, the lawn area between the Palo Verde Dorms on North Campus. There are also speakers that come to the Grady Gammage Auditorium and speak to students about a variety of topics, we even had Barack Obama and Bill Clinton speak on campus last year. Whenever you're looking for something to do between classes or after you're done for the day you can always find something. Last year, when I was a freshman at ASU, my friends and I had a couple of places that you could always find us: In front of Palo Verde East, the dorm we lived in, sitting at the tables, at the tables on the back side of Palo Verde East, which a couple of my friends gave the nickname Asia because it was the "far east of the building." If you couldn't find us in either of those places we were probably in one of our rooms hanging out and relaxing after a long day.
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