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At the U of A, I feel as if people are genuinely nice and care about what I have to say. I have made some great friends through the various college classes I have taken. I love how big the school is, but also feel like i dont get lost in the crowd too often. There is PLENTY of school pride. Just ask anyone on campus, or in Arkansas for that matter, how to call the Hogs. You will get the standard reply of Woooo PIG SOIEEE!
Our school's a good size, not extremely large, but definately not little. No one really cares about Arkansas, it's just...Arkansas. Noone from too far away really wants to come here, because of the state's stereotypes. It's definately a college town, ***son Street's a big deal. But there's really not too much to do there at night unless you can get into the bars. If you go to Arkansas, you ARE a RAZORBACK. There is SO MUCH school spirit here during football season, even if we this year or that year, or you've never been into football or school spirit before. You become a Freshman at the UofA and you know the big player names, and you wear red and white to games. You call the hogs all the time, even unnecessarily, like at a house party, where everyone's drunk, or for the latest band at a concert to come back out. It's pretty ridiculous and silly, but it shows so much pride in the Hogs. Most people spend free time sitting at the Greek Theater on nice days, or playing frisbee on Old Main Lawn. We can't wait for a snow day, or night, so we can take our cafeteria trays and sled down the Dixon Street hill, next to the Greek Theater. Or they go up to Wilson Park, and hang out there.
I love Arkansas's spirit. The whole atmosphere of being a Razorback is exciting! I would change parking--we DEFINITELY need more parking and obviously bigger dorms. I think we should expand our campus! I think my school is just right. I could deal with a bigger school, but definitely not a smaller one. I like to be around a lot of people--there's always a possibility of meeting someone new :). People don't really react a certain way when I tell them i attend the U of A. I spend most of my time at my sorority house or at the Grad Ed building.. now that I'm getting into my major classes. I don't go to the library much to study because I think it's TOO quiet. Definitely a college town + more. There are plenty of activities that college students love, and there are also thousands of family homes. The biggest recent controversy that I know of is the recycling rule thing. I don't know much about it. I think Arkansas pride is tip top. I absolutely love going to football games and being decked out in red! Hog fans are the best fans. I will always always remember my experience at the U of A. I will always remember the gorgeous campus, the awesome football stadium, going to baseball games, living in Reid (all-girl dorm), the awful weather change... etc. I think what I will always cherish is my time in Delta Delta Delta. Being in a sorority has helped me realize how lucky I am to have a stable, loving, Christian family. I have become more open-minded to others, and I have also become more confident in myself and standing up to others for what I believe in.
I like Arkansas, it's a good size. When I tell people that I go to school here, they react with maybe a little bit of surprise, just because I am from Oklahoma, and not very many people from my high school go here. When I am on campus, I spend a lot of time in the business building! I have classes there, I tutor there, and I go there to study after school. Fayetteville is definitely a college town. I don't really know how I feel about the Administration. I guess I don't have any specific complaints. Controversy? Like what... we all get along here! I think there is a lot of school pride. Everyone likes going to athletic events, it's a popular thing to do. I think something unusual about Arkansas is that you get your name sandblasted into a sidewalk after you graduate, and it's cool, because a lot of my family has graduated from here, and I can go find their names. An experience I will always remember, hmmmm, that would probably be joining the sorority.
The best thing about Arkansas is the scenery. Being from Dallas, I am used to billboards and skyscrapers and traffic at any time of the day. When I got to Arkansas, I couldn't believe how pretty the hills of Northwest Arkansas are. The school is large, in my opinion, but definitely not too big to handle. You can get to any of the academic buildings on campus walking in about 10 minutes. In between classes I like to go to Starbucks on campus and get a frappuccino or to one of the computer labs to pass the time. There are computers and printers in almost every building, so it's easy to find one! The town (Fayetteville) is definitely a college town, and also one of the big cities in Northwest Arkansas. There has been a lot of development in the past 10 years, so there is a lot of great dining, shopping, and entertainment. ***son street runs into the school and is the spot for the weekend (or any day after classes!) ***son street has bars, food, shopping all in one. There are different drink specials at the bars on different nights and some restaurants are open until after the bars close so you can get food to go before you head home. There is a lot of school pride at Arkansas. When you first get to school in August, buy your student football tickets ASAP because they go fast! It's only $6 a season and a great way to bond with new or old friends and have fun. Game day is crazy on campus because police start to block off streets and people are tailgating in all the parking lots. There are a lot of traditions for the students during the games, and they catch on fast. The most recognizable one is to call the hogs.
Arkansas is a huge school with a WIDE variety of activites and opportunities. Anything can be pursued starting here as long as you know who to ask. If I had to change anything, I guess I would change some people's attitudes, because there tend to be some people here that are really close minded and that doesn't help the university or them in the long run. I think the size of our school is just right, because I can see my friends randomly all across campus during the day, but if I want to avoid some creeper I totally can do that as well. People react differently depending on their age and where they're from when you tell them you go to Arkansas. Most responses include yelling WHOO PIG at me and asking me if I call the hogs regularly. Some of my peers from Oklahoma make fun of me for going to a hick college, but besides that I get pretty good responses. Arkansas has HUGE school spirit and all of Arkansas supports us. Everyone loves the hogs, and it's awesome to be a part of something like what our school and our town here in Fayetteville has going.
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