was MORE THAN mistaken when I posted my comment about
LU some 6 months ago.
YES, LU's very conservative. BUT
NOT BORING! I recommend going to the LaHaye and making
use of their Gym or Pool. It's a good way
to unwind ('specially after tests, bad days, or getting used
to life again).
If sports isn't your thing, they do
have gaming consoles you can play there (but it's better
to come with your own, that way games aren't so
hard to come by).
Even better yet, they have a
movie theater across from north campus that is only $1
USD for LU students [with LU ID].
not your thing, try doing some community service. there are
a lot of options [plus you'll be fufilling the needed
20 hours of service each semester. you may even make
a few good friends in the process, so why NOT?
DO study. the classes are hard, but for valid
reasons. Mainly to get you to learn and THINK. Don't
understand the homework? NO SWEAT! Email your teacher for tips
and tricks to getting the gist (the teachers are VERY
knowledgeable and willing to HELP [not do your home work
People on the most part are neutral, but
good. They won't speak with you until you speak with
them, so if you're lonely, get off your 'but' and
say something friendly to someone... IT PAYS OFF (but do
choose your allies wisely). sure some of them are rich
snobs who outwardly worship money/stuff, leave them to their own
folly (same with any legalist).
make sure to have a
job. extra money helps out BIG time when
your computer or it's stuff goes on the fritz... or
you get a bit hungry and the 'rot's closed [and
you've still a few hours until dorm meeting/curfew].
recommend trying the local dining faire. ask your RA about
B-dubs (buffalo wild wings) and the “T-room” (famous for cheesy
westerns (burgers with egg and cheese))
My only real gripe
was my roommates. as musicians, they seemed to enjoy being
a bit intolerant towards any gamer (as in imitating characters
as they speak, rudely watching over your shoulder, policing for
foul language, etc.) but since i was on “the
Circle” , it could not be helped. my hint: Be
stern and assertive, but not to the point of being
a whiner. Also, if you want more privacy, try out
east campus housing. it's EXPENSIVE, but not bad (and you
can cook if the 'rot's food isn't appetizing).
21 [or a Lynchburgian local], you can apply to live
off campus. It's cheaper than living on campus [but it
does not include food, although you can BUY a good
meal plan at the start of each semester :) ,
or buy food wholesale from Sam's ;)]. LU even has
an apartment finder if you're stuck on deciding on where
to live, or need a bargain!
all in all.. I
like it better than local community college.