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I love the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss. I love the grove. I love the town. I LOVE the people. It is exactly the right size for me.
The best thing about Ole Miss is its great traditions. I think the size of Ole Miss is just right, it isn't too big and it itsn't too small. I spend most of my time on campus in my sorority house. Oxford is the perfect college town, complete with a "downtown" square full of shopping, good eating, and great bars and atmosphere.
Ole Miss is a cultural place, rich in heritage and proud of its background. Buildings and a cemetary date back to the Civil War, which is just one example of the lasting significance of the University. Many people here have parents and/or grandparents who came here. The Grove is probably the claim to fame here, as the greatest tailgating experience in the country. The small town of Oxford is cozy and warm, yet filled with things to do. To get the best experience out of Oxford, do as the locals do. There is always plenty of live music to be heard and restaurants to be patronized. The Square is another well known part of Oxford. There are always many students studying at Uptown Coffee on the Square. Students here have a bond that may not exist at other schools. The Southern pride of being a Rebel is an intense and emotional feeling that is rooted deep at the hearts of the students here.
For me, the best thing about Ole Miss is that it's small enough that I know people, but large enough that I'm not in every class with the same people. If I could change anything about Ole Miss, it would be the parking situation. That's what most students complain about. Yes, you can usually find a spot, but if you're running late, it doesn't help if that spot is ten minutes' walking distance from class. That's happened to me before-in the middle of a sleet storm, no less. I spend my time on campus in either Farley Hall (the journalism building) or J.D. Williams Library, where I work. There are enormous amounts of school pride on campus. Just wait until football season! Even with a losing team, droves of fans dressed in their best going-out clothes will turn out to tailgate in the Grove and scream "Hotty Toddy!" from the stands. If that's not school spirit, I don't know what is.
The best thing about Ole Miss, in my opinion, is the atmosphere. We have so much pride for our campus and the environment it entails. During football season,the strongest sense of school pride pervades through the historic town of Oxford. The Grove is where students, alumnae and fans alike gather to share not only that sense of pride, but the best tailgating in America. The most "unusual" thing about Ole Miss is how we all put on our Sunday's best for tailgating before the big game. My friends that attend other colleges think that we are ridiculous, but everytime I visit their campus on a football weekend they seem to be mimicking our famous tradition. One experience I will take with me forever is participating in rush and joining a sorority. It was incredibly intense and competitive, I do not believe any other school is as cut-throat with rush as Ole Miss. I saw many broken hearts and girls transferring schools after being "denied" their top pick.
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