Anonymous said: what are your views on wearing college sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc.? is it annoying to upperclassmen? i'd rather not label myself as a freshie aha.
Wearing UCSC stuff is normal— not just limited to 1st years. On occasion you’ll see other collegiate wear. I can’t remember if it was mostly 1st years that did wear other collegiate clothing. But I did have a friend rant to me about how said people were sporting around a school they probably didn’t get into. On the the hand… some people wear it to support a team (Cal, USC, etc). I feel like there are other things that get you labelled as a “freshie” … Mine was a very loud “ooh a deer!” on a bus.
comedysum said: So I'm an incoming freshman an I was wondering is it worth having a bike on campus? Pros and cons please😕
i’ve personally only biked on campus once. i’m sure i can find a post somewhere with more info. but here are some i can think of:
pros: fitness, beautiful scenery to enjoy while biking, bike paths, bike co-op, no need to wait for the bus
cons: hills, bus bike racks tend to fill…
anyone have any pros or cons?
Anonymous said: Is it okay to wear SOME clothing during the naked run/first rain? For example like a pair of briefs or something? Or is that not allowed?
no point in wearing clothes. it’s called the “naked run” for a reason. i do not support “nearly naked runners.” i hope someone brings back the tradition of cutting off peoples clothes (underwear) who show up to the naked run.
ericka-jean said: Can a C ruin your chances of getting into ucsc?
Anonymous said: Did you ever find your love at UCSC?
I did not, but I did realize my love for someone while at UCSC thanks to friends who saw it and I just… didn’t. (We’re still together too)
Anonymous said: How was it during your freshman year? Any advice for incoming freshies?
My freshman year was 30-70. I didn’t really get along with my roommate and I only made one friend in my entire dorm (whom eventually changed colleges. 8 to Porter). My roommate also ended up moving out and I had a super-single for 2 quarters to myself.
During Winter Quarter I got involved with student organizations which introduced me to student organizing, other organizations and friends (many of which I’m still friends with long after graduating).
The first organization I joined helped me come out of my “first year shell” as many upper classman were surprised I was only a first year (wise beyond my years maybe? haha). I also ended up joining 2 other orgs.
Find something that makes you happy. I enjoyed student organization in high school so finding an org that matched my interests pretty much kept me in SC. If you can find that something I think you’ll be set. Visit as many tables as possible during OPERS.
At a UC where students spend the most (I believe) in student fees… use your campus resources! Tutoring, counseling, campus lounges, etc.
Also… If you THINK you want to do the Naked Run, I recommend doing this your first year because less people know you.
Anonymous said: So does the naked run happens at Cowell too?
it typically runs through all all the colleges (though i’m not sure if this has changed since i left)
Anonymous said: So the naked run is true?