slc pros/cons? i'm an admitted student but not sure if i want to commit yet! i won't be able to visit the campus because of financial reasons, so this is all scary for me!
Congratulations! Don’t be scared! This place is absolutely wonderful. Sure, I’ll give you a couple pros and cons. I don’t know what kind of person you are so some of the things I like might be things you hate & vice versa.
-Shit is expensive.
-The Metro-North (train that goes to city) can range from $7-$14 one way
-No Greek life. I don’t know why this is going in the cons list actually. Fuck greek life.
-Athletics is not what this school is about
-Probably sucks to be a single straight girl
-Work is what you put into it. If you slack it’s a waste of money.
-There are no ‘majors’ to allow students to study whatever interests them
-Professors are some of the best in their field and will get to know you quite personally. (one of my favorite writers Tao Lin was teaching a class here in the fall)
-Class can feel like a family setting
-Students are creative, quirky and intelligent
-People are weird. Like I thought I was weird. This is a massive pro.
-You will probably never sit alone. Strangers will approach you and engage you about anything.
-Most LGBT friendly school in the world
-It’s quite accommodating for vegetarians/vegans/vaginas
-There are a lot of awesome clubs: feminists, politics dance yoga meditation drawing, 2 burlesque troupes, a ton of zines, theatre clubs, many more
-There are a lot of great events. Amazing speakers. Vera Wang is giving the commencement speech this year.
-The town is adorable.
I could say a lot more if you have more specific questions but I have a book on my lap that I want to read riiiight now. Onwards!
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So busy this week.
Today I’m touring Sarah Lawrence College then heading into the city to interview the illusive COST. It’s an honor that he agreed to speak with me since he’s known for being quite secretive. Perhaps after that I’ll be stopping by LNY’s Young New Yorkers event.
Tomorrow I’m starting one of my increasing number of non-paying jobs, working an exhibit in the Academy of Natural Sciences. I will be in the visually stunning Bicentennial exhibit. Let me drop some knowledge on you among specimen jars, pinned birds and butterflies, skeletons and the curiosities of the natural world.
Wednesday I’m at Paradigm Gallery. Friday I’m at Overkill Studio helping Thomas Buildmore work their First Friday show. Buildmore has a dope outlook on the Philly art scene/street scene. Can’t wait to pick his brain on the direction he thinks Philly is going. Friday is also the deadline for choosing the school I’ll be at next year.