College Professors are Different

By: Rose Mannas Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, USF Forget what you know about teachers from what you experienced in high school. In fact, forget that you even called them ‘teachers’ because now you only call them ‘professors’. These men and women are powerful forces of nature that are hardly held down by policy, political correctness, or even lesson plans. I have had some of the wildest professors. They have stopped class to be taught how to do the Hotline Bling by Drake, to Snapchat (see photo attached), and even hold hands and sing a song in a language nobody spoke just because it was ‘stuck in his head’. They cuss, they make politically charged statements, they throw people out of class, and they don’t care what you think of them. College professors are their own breed of people and they are the people on campus you love and hate the most. If there is one thing you need to consider most important, it is this: Make sure your professor knows who you are, knows you are serious, and continues to know who you are after you finish their class. Networking is one thing you just cannot learn the importance of …

Dorm Tour: The University of San Francisco

Contributed by: Rose Mannas Curious what it’s like to live at Stanford? Check out this video for a brief tour of a real Stanford dorm brought to you by a current undergraduate student! Dorm Life at USF: All freshmen must live on campus unless they are within a certain milage of campus. With housing is the mandatory purchase of a meal plan (one meal plan, expect athletes can get a bigger one). There are dorms on campus: Hayes Healy: Alternating sex floor. Single, double, and triple rooms. Also living learning communities Gilson: Same as Hayes Phelan: Mixed sex floors, gender inclusive floor (can have opposite sex roommates), and living-learning communities Fromm: All girls Lone Mountain: Same as Hayes Loyola Village: 21+ housing or junior class standing only, apartment style living Interested in more? Check out Campus Sherpa’s Youtube channel for more dorm videos of various universities throughout the country! 

Not Home for the Holidays

By: Rose Mannas Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, The University of San Francisco All families have holiday traditions that they just can’t see themselves missing, whatever their culture is. For my family, one of these things include pulling all of the Christmas decorations down from the attic. We play Christmas music throughout the house and take a few hours working all together to transform the house into Christmas-mode. But when I got home from my Fall semester my Freshman year, the house was already transformed, and I was left to just enjoy the tradition without participating. You will find that once you leave for college, you are going to miss key happenings in your family that you hate to see go on without your presence. Unfortunately, it is inevitable and includes things that you did not even know you cared about. If your family cannot afford to get you home on every holiday, it can be so painful to sit at school, sometimes alone. Where I go to school, the majority of students are from the Bay Area, making it so easy for them to get a ride home or pay $10 to use public transportation to get to their home …