- Class: Junior
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Live Oak High School
- Transfer Student: N
Parking needs to improve. LSU's size feels just right. I often see people I have had classes with over the years. I also cross paths with friends regularly. People from New Orleans sometimes look down on LSU. Other than them, people do not seem to care either way. THE REVEILLE loves to stir up silly controversies whenever it came. I quit reading the campus newspaper after last semester. The stories insulted my intelligence. I would say that school pride ranges anywhere from self-loathing to some to excessive.
Some professors and teachers know my name, but in the larger classes they usually do not. I loved Rick Blackwood's Sex & Violence Film/English class. Sadly, Rick works in California now. I hate Algebra. It is sad that LSU forces its students to take math classes in a computer lab. I saw my teacher for forty minutes each week and had to spend three to five hours in the lab. If someone is sick and uses a computer, then everyone gets sick. I miss the old-fashioned days of pencil and paper math classes. Most people do not participate in class, although sometimes a lot of people do. It depends on the subject and who is taking the class any given semester. I overhear some intellectual conversations outside of class. Sometimes I engage in discussions with other students or teachers. A few students are competitive. Most people are not. I loved Femi Euba's Drama Writing class. The students and Euba were a blast. I am a English Creative Writing major and am getting a Film and Media minor. I like a lot of the English teachers. However, the Film and Media department is useless. Patricia Suchy never returned any of e-mails, even though I have actually created my own TV show and films, and I have worked in Hollywood. She is not helpful at all, and I am confused as to why that is. LSU is geared to getting a piece of paper, at least for what I am studying. I hear that other departments are more useful.
The outsider religious nuts who frequent Free Speech Alley can be annoying sometimes, but they are mostly just silly. It gets old seeing them all of the time, especially on Tuesdays. I am a lesbian, and I find that most students are at least respectful of that. Most students are used to it because most of them have gay friends and/or relatives...However, I had a negative experience at a LSU football game. A friend and I were sitting in the heart of the student section. Some guys got in my way, so I asked them to move. As a result, I was harassed over my somewhat androgynous looks until the boys left the stadium at halftime. They were very drunk and rude to people. It seems that you do not have to be gay to experience that sort of thing. Straight friends of mine have had the exact same problem and chose not to sit in the student section anymore...Also, anti-gay slurs are often used as insults toward the opposing team. LSU students can be very immature at sports events. I find that the Jewish members of Hillel are very friendly. They are currently hosting a "Queerly Jewish" film series with GBLSU. The Women's Center has some active members who are a lot of fun. They usually have events on a weekly basis. I see all kinds of people forming friendships around campus. There is a lot of racial diversity. LSU students are beginning to develop their political beliefs. I find many younger students to be naive but enthusiastic. A lot of students are conservative because their parents are. That does not mean they will remain that way by the time they graduate. LSU also has a healthy number of liberal and moderate students. It is hard to say what group has the highest number of the three. Rarely do I ever hear of students mentioning what they plan to make "one day." Not many people are specific about that.
The Best Things
it is cheaper to go here compared to out of state schools
The Worst Things
apathy for programs LSU should give more support