BY CHRISTIANNA CASALETTO // NOV. 12, 2015 // 

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY ARONICA.
PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY ARONICA.

1. Our campus is extremely photogenic.

Have you ever seen an ugly photo of our campus? We have grassy green hills, huge trees that keep us cool in the summer and give us colorful leaves in the fall, and buildings that look like fairytale cottages and others that are high tech and modern. You can’t help but think that everything on campus is Instagram worthy.

Just check out the Curry College Instagram page and see for yourself.

2. The New England weather will always keep you on your toes.

Pack your parkas and your short shorts, because who knows what the weather will bring! Fall days range from sweltering hot to a dusting of snow. After last year’s record breaking winter, students never thought they’d wish for less snow days. Although, sledding down the Kennedy Hill on lunch trays and having snowball fights were winter highlights.

3. Walking to the Kennedy Building is a major form of torture.

The hill leading up to Kennedy will have you huffing and puffing for at least the first ten minutes of class. But, if you look on the bright side, you’ll see a significant improvement in your leg muscles by the end of your first year!

4. You’ll constantly wonder if nursing students ever sleep.

Nursing students march around campus like soldiers in uniform in, only their wearing navy blue scrubs instead of camouflage. Chances are that when nursing students aren’t at a clinical, they are stowed away in the library, hunched over a stack of nursing textbooks.

5. The kitchen staff are some of the greatest people you’ll ever meet.

When you walk into the dining hall, you’ll feel right at home. Everyone knows your name and you know theirs. Otto, Mary, Laura, Roni, even Hassan – the gang’s all there! The staff are like a family; Jools is your cool aunt who slips you an extra piece of pie, Jason is your super edgy cousin who always has a story about some unbelievable adventure and Colleen is your mom who can cheer you up with a delicious sandwich and a smile. With their friendly faces and awesome personalities, you’ll want to get to know each and every one of these awesome people.

PHOTO BY BEAUTIFULCATAYA. // CREATIVE COMMONS.
PHOTO BY BEAUTIFULCATAYA. // CREATIVE COMMONS.

6. OMELETTES. ARE. LIFE.

There is nothing like rolling out of bed at 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning and sleepily making your way to the Stu just to wait in the Global Cuisine line for an hour. But it’s all worth it once you get handed a plate full of fluffy, cheesy, egg-y goodness. With tons of choices, an omelet is the perfect way to cure your weekend blues.

7. President Ken Quigley is a mysterious man.

Faster than a speeding bullet, President Quigley will be in and out of a room with a wave and a smile just as fast as he came in. When he is around, you can’t help but be captivated by his presence.

8. The Colonel is shrouded in mystery.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE. HOMECOMING WEEKEND, FALL 2015.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE. HOMECOMING WEEKEND, FALL 2015.

No, you do not pronounce it how it’s spelled. And yes, our mascot does look like the KFC guy, but who wouldn’t want to be associated with fried chicken?

9. The Bell Tower Clock is annoying, yet helpful.

Sitting prominently above the Levin Library, the Bell Tower Clock tolls and rings every hour on the hour for what seems like hours. It’s an “Old kill joy,” as Cinderella would call it. The tolls interrupt your dreams, but make sure you’re on time to class.

10. You spend all of your cash on coffee.

If someone asks you to go to P.S., they are definitely not asking to go by Public Safety. Although we don’t have our own campus coffee shop, we’re surrounded by great off-campus options. P.S. Gourmet, Marylou’s, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are great coffee stops right nearby to give you the caffeine fix you need.

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