- Class: Freshman
- Major: Anthropology
- Gender: F
- High School: Osbourn Park High School, Manassas,VA and East High School, Cheyenne,WY
- Transfer Student: N
Wyoming may seem like a boring place, if you have never been here. You may not even know where it is, WE ARE NOT IN COLORADO. WE are the other square state, just north of CO. I am originally from the east coast so if you love the ocean like i do then yes things will be lacking but besides that its a pretty great place to live. Unlike other places we do a lot of outdoors things. Rock climbing, snowshoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, camping, bouldering, like i said, lots of outdoor things. If you have never breathed fresh air than come on up. As a state, WY is far above the water line with concern to elevation, we also have the freshest air. If you are a runner, skier, or all around sportman,then you really want to train here, it will expand your lung capacity. The only things that i would change would be exactly how the winter is, the wind, and the colors, the shades of brown and beige may work for some but i like a litte green here and there that is not from an Evergreen tree.
As far a living in a college town and going to UW, well for some it is not as easy to handle as it is for others. Laramie,WY is known as home to the University of Wyoming and basically over winter and summer break the town loses half it populaton. I personally think this is very funny. UW, itself is a great place to come. The classes are like some of the major colleges and Ivy League schools on the coasts but different. I have taken classes ranging from 20 students to 150 students. In the 150 student classes i feel every bit as much involved as in the 20 student classes. Ironically enough we also talk outside of classes. I don't know how many times the issue in my Pol Sci class has been turned into a full blown argument with my friends who don't even take the class. From the students that i have met, competition is a must. Not the hardcore, i am going to wipe the floor with you competition, more like i will ignore you and still kick your butt on the test then rub it in your face. Ok maybe that is a little bit of an exageration. More like the person who got the best grade makes everyone else who didn't feel better. We are here to learn and that is what our profs tell us but they also know that we are paying for this education, ok more like our parents, and that sometimes school can just take over, they trust and know that we are adults which makes going to calss even better cause the person teaching you understands you.
As a student body we are diverse. We have exchange students from all over the world who come here, to UW for an education. Though most students who go here are from the state itself, many are from neighboring states and the coasts. As a student body we like to distinguish ourselves from other people, making us very... um... unique?. Ok we will just say that we are not all flamboyant but we are individuals and very proud of that fact. As a small university you can't help but interact with many diferent students from many different groups. We are stuck 45 minutes from the nearest "city" so we do all try to get along and make this experience cohesive for everyone around us. As far as politics and student dynamics goes, we recently hosted Senator Barack Obama and former President Clinton here at the university. This focused the students politics even more. We discuss and disagree on many things but we all know that not everyone is right or wrong and we respect peoples opinions even if they seem to be completely bias. Our futures are always prevelant to us but we live in the moment and then wake up in the morning and curse cause we have a test that day. But we have fun and live our lives knowing that we are in control of our future and it is no one else's fault if we fail at our studies.
The Best Things
lots of things to do, you just have to look harder
The Worst Things
The long winters and constant wind