- Class: Senior
- Major: Sociology
- Gender: F
- High School: Treynor High School
- Transfer Student: N
UNL is just the right size. I love that I am able to meet new students every semester and also be able to develop close relationships with the faculty. I spend my time about equally on campus and our downtown area. Lincoln's downtown area is great because it offers movie theaters, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, smoothie shops, and great clothing vendors. I love football Saturdays. The excitement on college game day is like nothing else I have experiences. Fans are kind to the opposing team and there is a welcoming of outsiders to Lincoln. Most schools show disrespect to fans of the opposing team, but not here in Lincoln. We pride ourselves in having and showing great sportsmanship to the fans and teams we play.
Professors do know my name. My favorite classes are always Sociology courses, Women's Courses, English Courses, Dance Classes-including the history of dance and introduction to dance history, Dance injury and prevention/Kinesiology, and I also enjoyed taking the Science of Food and Geography. Students at UNL really are not competitive in classes with one another. If a student has a question he or she knows they can ask any class member for help and receive assistance without being yelled at or demeaned. In the Sociology department I spend a lot of time with most of the professors. I talk to about half of the professors once or twice a week outside of class. I enjoy the personal relationships I have developed with the faculty because I know I can ask them questions about anything at anytime. The professors at UNL are extremely kind and have an open door policy. Professors have no problem with students dropping by their office just to talk about how their semester is going or ask questions about graduate school or about class for example. The academic requirements at UNL are difficult but managable. I have enjoyed being challenged during the four years I have been an undergrad. I have learned so much more about the world than I thought I knew. I thank all the professors for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and become a more accepting person of others.
As a Latino Achievement Mentoring program mentor I have dealt a lot with Latinos during my years at UNL. I have come to learn a lot about Hispanic culture, tradition, and Latino youth in general. I have taken several courses in the Women's studies program and feel that I have become more involved with the LGBT community. I attended the Vagina Monologues this year, watched "Boys Don't Cry," read "Stone Butch Blues," and have been to many campus events that talk about GLBT individuals and how everyone can fight for the equality of GLBT individuals. Most students in the dining hall talk about how tired they are with school and wish it were the weekend or wish that we were having a spring or fall break soon. Students laugh a lot about their own friends and make jokes with one another. The financial backgrounds of the students at UNL are of lower to middle social class. Some students, of which I do not know, are porbably upper class though. Students are politically aware, but not all are active. If I had to guess I would say that most students in the dining hall are center in there political beliefs. I do know that myself and the rest of Sociology majors and Sociology graduate students are far left though! I have never heard other students talking about how much they will earn one day. I think it is something we all hope to do-make money and do well in life, but for right now most students are focused on doing well in school and graduating from college.
The Best Things
The classes, faculty, and overall campus feel
The Worst Things
Parking! I hate the parameter parking checkers! They are like Nazis! If we are not in the desiganated area at the designated time we are for sure to get a $10 ticket!!!