I came to Elon Univeristy, about an hour from Raleigh, in the Fall of 2005, when my father read an article about this up-and-coming school in North Carolina that I just had to apply to.
I was the first of my parents’ four to apply/go to college, so not really knowing any better, I applied to 10 schools.
- UNC Asheville
- NC State
- Brown University
- Carnegie Mellon
- University of Pittsburgh
- Ithaca College
- Cornell University
- Brown College
And finally, at the last minute, I applied to Elon University. Long story short, on the way back from a beautiful visit to Pitt, my dad pulled us over and stopped us at Elon, at which point, we decided I would go to this beautiful place that was sunny, where the swans were walking around and where it wasn’t snowing (At that point, in April, it was snowing in Pittsburgh as we left).
So I went, and it literally changed my life. You would not be getting this absolutely phenomenal blog if I hadn’t gone there, I can guarantee you that ;). So it’s gorgeous out, and it got me thinking about Elon (plus it’s Elon’s 125th anniversary so Happy Birthday, beautiful school!)
If this were Elon…
- I would be sunbathing, similarly to the way I’m doing above, except I’d be in a bikini.
- I’d be pretending to sunbathe, but I’d really be watching these cute boys play volleyball. I was always too scared to talk to them.
- I would have napped at least once by now, because of the fact that I stayed up til 2 am doing homework the night before instead of using my time efficiently.
- I would have run into our handsome President, Dr. Leo Lambert on the sidewalk, and gotten really flustered, too much to do anything but utter an unintelligible greeting.
- I would have Twisted Measure practice that evening, that usually would consist of us doing actually singing for an hour and a half or so, with half an hour of us pulling pranks on each other or singing things in the wrong key on purpose to peels of laughter.
- After practice, I’d go get a grilled cheese from Varsity with these greasy chip things, and chase it with a coffee from Acorn, our local sandwich shop. At this point, I was just starting my coffee addiction, but I’d adopted the awful practice of drinking coffee at night, and a 5-hour energy mixed with a Sunkist in the morning a lot of times. Quite obviously, I took my health quite seriously.
- I would have hit Belk Library to “study”, which really means socialize with boys and kinda work on stuff. When I got sick of that, or when I felt like walking home by myself would be too creepy, I’d leave, watch Nancy Grace, and come home.
What was the culture at your school like?
Oh, and Long Live Elon!