Being the Black Sheep

By: Rose Mannas Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, The University of San Francisco Do you notice anything different about me in the picture (far left). Maybe its that I, along with the charming older man in the row in front of me, are not wearing burnt orange. This photo was taken when I was home for Thanksgiving my freshman year. We drove from Dallas, where I am from, to Austin to go to a UT football game. My sister, my mom, and my dad are all Longhorns. Both of my parents graduated in 1990 and my sister is in the Class of 2017. Needless to say, I come from a very proud Longhorn family. But I am not a Longhorn. I always knew knew that I was not going to be a student at UT. I could never see myself on the campus, and the twice-a-month trip to Austin to football and basketball games really took its toll on my interest in the school. I have nothing against UT, but I felt as if I have almost already gone there. I knew all the great hang out spots, all the drama, fraternity and sorority top houses, best tailgate locations, and the …

College Feature: How to Tell If You Can Live at NYU: A Touring Guide

By: Samantha Baugh Campus Sherpa Blog Contributor, NYU  Most college tours are pretty straight-forward, even the self guided ones. You want to check out the dorms, the dining halls, the facilities of your intended area of study. If you have extra time it is always good to look at the main social areas: quad, student center, and library. The same is true for New York University. However, like our unofficial motto says, we are “in and of the city.” To tell if you really like the NYU campus vibe, you have to like the New York City vibe. Of course, no one has time to tour the entire city, let alone just Manhattan. However, the Greenwich Village area is a great place to start. I would suggest looking for restaurants with cheap menus and good food in your area. Also, look out for spots that hold your favorite types of environments I personally spent the majority of my first semester looking for the ideal movie theatre. It is now my favorite place to get away from the non-stop feeling of the city. By the end of the first month you will have a favorite off-campus study spot or relaxation destination. …

Why We Chose Georgetown

Choosing a college is not easy for most of us; it can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming to choose where to spend the next four years of your life. We’ve been there, and some of our Sherpas from Georgetown University want to share with you why we chose Georgetown. Sherpa Erika: MSB ’19 I initially fell in love with Georgetown because I loved the undergraduate business program and the location was perfect, but more than anything, I chose Georgetown because during my initial visit, it immediately became apparent that the students here were not only incredibly driven, but also extremely passionate about whatever it is they were involved with/pursuing. Whether it be athletics, politics, or professional clubs, students at Georgetown are constantly working towards something they love, which as a student here, I’ve come to realize not only inspires you on a daily basis, but also motivates you to strive for your goals and pursue what impassions you. While the stellar academics are doubtlessly a given, an undergraduate environment where I could pursue my professional aspirations while continuing to be involved in a myriad of activities I loved seemed so ideal, and I really couldn’t have chosen a better place …

Campus Stories: UCLA

The campus and buildings of UCLA have been in 184 different films and television shows, and filming of music videos, television shows, and movies are constantly seen on campus and near our local town, Westwood. I was eating brunch right next to the filming of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, where the female cop on the horse rides around the UCLA campus. It was so interesting to see how many takes of a two second scene they had to film. I was also right next to the filming of an episode of Modern Family from the new season. They used my friend’s fraternity house as a location in a scene!