Good old Trinity College.
I learned a lot about a small microcosm of life here. One should realize that the social aspect of college really makes your whole experience, so if that's awful, you're screwed. I should say that if you plan on going here, you're either screwed or you've been screwed already just by social misfortunes, adding to you your subtle mask of naivety, that is taken off when you step foot in the real world.
Beautiful setting. Terrible city. Gangs. Thugs. Guns. Murders. Does Hartford have any city budget? The roads are like mine fields.
Bro-y prep school-esque culture.
Horrific immaturity, where you don't feel comfortable going up to new people.
Cliquey. I mean, this is like fucking high school.
I didn't go to prep school, and I was in for a rude awakening. Flat brimmed backwards hats, KHAKI PANTS WITH SNEAKERS, I was appalled.
People backstabbing left and right, no loyalty, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT IS HORRIFIC. They will not help you if you are confused. The department head does nothing to ensure everything is OK. Barely makes time to see students. Liberal Arts Engineering education seemed too good to be true. Awful
If you don't want to join a fraternity and are not blessed with a good group of friends who are, your social life is instantaneously worse. Remarkably egregious culture of posers. People wear the exact same thing as everybody else to fit in. You are living on the actual North Face of Hartford. Abysmal.
Career Center gives zero shit about placing you in a good internship. They will touch up your resume, and, well that's about it.
Frats, frats, frats. The most absurdly ignorant frats you'll ever experience. This microcosm of wealth and entitlement is outlandish. The moment the brothers step off this hilltop they do not know what to do with themselves. They are blessed with a slew of connections, and would otherwise not survive. They live bro culture to the fullest. Did I mention KHAKI pants with SNEAKERS. I mean, what's the deal with that? I guess that's how they "chilled out" at good old prep school.
If you're not recruited to be on a sports team be prepared to not be taken seriously. You'll have to climb two mountains and walk down Broad street at night blindfolded before they give you a chance.
Girls lacrosse is so terrible (to watch), and yet they have their own field.
The Mill is filled with nice(r) people, but still remain sequestered, hard to get involved with, and utterly pretentious, adding a facade of diversity, and poser-ish hipster culture, where people can afford trying new things. Trying everything. Everybody wants to be a DJ. Everybody IS a DJ. Everybody is an artist. Everybody is a photographer. Everybody is a fashion model. But really, everyone is an overprivileged drug addict airhead.
New rappers on campus all the time. Eek. Let's get real people. You're NEVER going to get famous. You have a worse chance then every other attempted rapper. You go to TRINITY COLLEGE.
SAMMY ADAMS is the worst thing to happen to Trinity. He has added squalor to its name and diluted any seriousness and intellect, of all individuals with any taste that are (I guess, WERE) intrigued.
The college is GAUDY. Gilded, if I may.
New events are not readily exposed, if not welcoming. Because, well, very few people are friendly , and just come across as disinterested, sloths only concerned with getting fucked up, and going to frats.
You feel overwhelmed, a lot, and not just from school work, but from the critical student body.
If you do anything wrong, or are deemed negatively in any fashion, most people will not consider you worth their time. People are quick to jump on the bandwagon. It's comparable to foreign students coming to America.
People refuse to go to cool "new" things, that they aren't used to, or that's deemed as uncool because it's not traditional.
If the Republican House of Representative members formed a college, this would be it.
The food is ALL RIGHT. They boasted about that before I got there, but most is just terribly fattening, unless of course, you opt for salad everyday. That'd be a good choice. Besides the fact that it's inevitable you'll get out of shape with all the superfluous drinking, and unhealthy drug habits. Be sure to pick up the common bulimia, coke, or head to the gym consistently.
Major disputes amongst the campus security, and the general safety. I did not feel safe walking the Long Walk at night. Someone was concussed outside of Cook. Cook! In the middle of campus. Craziness.
My car window was smashed in, stereo stolen. Campus safety wrote it down. Nothing was done to aid my loss, or situation. Someone smashed my tail light, someone reversed into, and smashed my rear bumper. None of this was resolved as campus safety was so apathetic in their attempt.
A lot of drinking. Some fun times, because, well, getting drunk is fun.
DRUGZ. Get fucked up. Find that stoner, drug dealing friend. It's college bro. Do it Up. By a lacrosse pinnie, grow your blond hair, brush up on your New England sports, become an "expert" at squash as you walk campus with your $500 dollar racket sticking out of your backpack, even though you really don't know how to play, Get at least 5 North Face Jackets. Yoga pants, erryday.
PLEASE ABOLISH THE FRATERNITIES. IT's the ONLY way to clear the commonality of the sullen situation this school represents. It will eliminate the sense of superiority that is omnipresent. It will kill the superiority, the on campus fighting, the grievances, all to some degree of course.
SHAVE EVERY CREW MEMBERS HAIR. PLZ.