The State University of New York Purchase College
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Neither is the rest of the campus either. The commuter lounge is a little ringy dink room in Campus Center North aka The Hub (a eatery on Campus where the food is comparable to fast food places at a mall). The Purchase Loop is supposed to come every hour. More often than not, it is very late and barely if at all sticks by the bus' schedule. If you miss the bus, pray it is not past 7 pm so that the 12 beeline can get you off campus.Which everyone does on the weekend. They either go home or simply spend their time away from the square, dull brown, extremely ugly campus buildings. Their monotone color scheme just brings out the blandness of this campus, which was by the way designed by a prison architect. But don't worry, they are renovating it! You will get to here the construction everyday while walking or participating in class! Enjoy......
THEY ARE NOT SOCIAL, FRIENDLY, OR NICE.
If you're not a druggie, hipster, or an elitist snob, you will have a hard time making friends here; especially after the first week of the semester when all the new students have already gotten sucked into their cliques and close themselves off from anyone else (which REALLY stays true to the "Think Wide Open" motto of the campus, doesn't it??)
The student body is mostly a bunch of pretentious "intellectuals" who are all ready to engage in a long-winded, textbook-loaded debate at any moment about why their screwed up lifestyles of drugs and government-hatred are justified and a result of taking their educations into their own hands instead of blindly accepting the limited public-school sheep food, at the drop of a hat.
They are not up for small talk about the weather; nooo, no no no, don't try and make any friendly, polite conversation around here, that irritates the hell out of everyone. They all just want to talk "intellectually" and seriously about issues or gender roles in the media so badly that they don't even bother to acknowledge you if you wave hi to them while walking past.
Even if you're an artist or have a passion for theater, that STILL doesn't guarantee you'll fit in here. People's ideas of "art" here are gruesome, disgusting, crude, and overly sexual. I once took a stroll through the Visual Arts building, and there was a drawn sketch of someone's "bodily functions". It was disgusting and offensive, but that's the liberalized "artistic expression" that is the norm around here. It's a filthy school not even worth the mean students who couldn't be further from the "Think Wide Open" motto that the campus pretends to have.
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