You don't really know why, but Caf food just doesn't cut it on snow days. When the roads are iced over, your best option is to slip and slide in your Uggs to Central for a half order of barbecue nachos.
Speaking of Central, you can thank your student I.D. for all those $0.25 drinks that helped you acquire a full-fledged collection of plastic cups that now take up most of your cabinet space
Garbage, Angel, whatever its name may be. Snaps to you for helping keep these guys alive and thriving with the can of tuna you set out on your balcony for them
Nothing going on on campus this weekend? One solution never fails: Congregate on the Rozier Deck and the sand volleyball court. Though these nights are always a spur-of-the-moment back up plan, they undoubtedly make for some of the best memories with some of your favorite people.
If you have ever lived in baseball, you have probably had a conversation similar to the one below:
"Wanna come over and play some video games?"
"Sure, what's your room number?"
"Oh, uh, sorry….I just remembered I have to…take a shower." *click*
Dr. Murphy, otherwise known as Chanda Panda, is inarguably one of the coolest people you know. Something about a retired Grizz girl, a psychology expert, and a ball of good energy all tied into one really makes for an extremely admirable professor.
There have been plenty of times when you've woken up 10 minutes before your first class and weren't even phased. You brush your teeth, throw on a cap and some flip flops, and you're ready to conquer the day. You know you may look like a basket case, but, the truth is, you are already friends with most of the student body, so you're beyond trying to impress anyone.
Nothing against the ole' residence hall, but Stritch is kind of in its own little world. Hidden behind the dormitory castle we call the LCC, poor Stritch is sometimes off our radar. Still, living in Stritch does have its perks, like having their own parking lot and, if you think about it, an exclusive community of their own.
The security guards are pretty well known here at CBU, as everyone who drives on and off campus at least catches a glimpse of them everyday. It should come as no surprise that we stopped at the guard shack to engage in casual conversation…and exchange snap chat usernames. I mean, c'mon. They have to entertain themselves somehow when they're working alone for hours on end.
Real-deal, extensive purchases like command strips and makeup wipes usually demand a trip to the Kroger at the intersection of Poplar and Highland. However, for things like cleaning essentials and the undying junk food binge, the DG is your saving grace.
Being a wet campus has its perks…until you encounter Campus Safety's own Officer Cross. Only Cross' timeless interrogations can be sure to have all students on their best behavior, even if they are of age.
Even if you just got out of what was the hardest test of your college career, Mr. Mike never fails to make you smile when he gives you a high five in the Caf (or points out the best grapefruit selection on a Monday morning).
By hours, we could possibly mean days, but hey, we’ll take it as a blessing in disguise considering the amount of homework that gets done during those troubling times of darkness.
To say CBU is small and you get to know everyone on a personal basis seems like an exaggeration…until you find yourself at your professors house on a Friday night and realize, “This is probably not normal at most schools...”
A trip to The Buc is just not as gratifying without catching up with Ms. Robin, an established member of the CBU community that everyone knows and loves for her humor and kindness alone
Sure, The Rock is possibly a pebble in comparison to many of the landmarks located on bigger college campuses, but we love this tradition. Not every college student gets to make his or her announcements so *monumental* (pun intended)
This is a biggie. No. Seriously.
Admit it: Miss Sadie is the most adorable and cheerful woman you have ever met. If you haven't seen Big Mike or Ms. Robin around, Ms. Sadie can always be found making everyone's day a little less blue in the Counseling Center located in the Thomas Center.
Our hidden and highly frowned upon gem… We all remember the moment our freshman year when someone suggested we walk around the underground tunnels of CBU or climb the arches like our favorite superheroes and the way our eyes lit up like “WHAT. THIS IS A THING?” Not nearly as cool as it sounds, but are you really at CBU if you haven’t done it?
College students are never as angry as when they wake up one freezing morning to discover their school is the only college in the city that is still in session.
Why would you? You know everyone, and leaving your apartment open guarantees an ongoing flow of visitors throughout the day and night that always keep you entertained.
Most of us are lucky if we have more than 78 cents in our bank account. We hear the word “free,” and it’s basically like we hit the jackpot.
Being CBU students, we definitely face some ups and downs. But despite the bumps in the road, we all know that we owe CBU much more than our hefty tuition for giving us the friends, opportunities, and experiences of a lifetime.
Morgan Harper is a Junior English for Corporate Communications major at Christian Brothers University and a staff writer at the Galleon
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