about evergreen is a double-edged sword. You think no grades,
no required general ed credits or major requirements. The no
grades thing, combined with Evergreen being ranked the “#1 cannabis
school” last year is bringing in the students who don't
give a shit. Not having any order to the credits
you're earning makes transferring tricky, as you might need just
one or two certain credits that you can't get without
taking a 16 credit program you can't stand.
are a mixed bag too. You get the few that
truly believe in the philosophies of the college and don't
slack. But you also get a lot of really flaky
people. Sometimes I wonder how these types got through graduate
school. With them, you can turn a paper in weeks
late and it won't even matter. This really makes those
of us who have our act together feel like we're
wasting our time.
Something that goes hand-in-hand with this flakiness
is the bullshit you'll find in your narrative evals. A
lot of programs here are fluff, and it's easy to
see that just reading the catalog. You really do need
to be incredibly self-motivated to come here, but if you're
not..you'll get by anyway. There are entire 16-credit programs dedicated
to puppet theatre; photography; printingmaking; etc.
The social life sucks.
Nothing starts happening till 10, and everything is shut down
by 1a.m. due to the campus-wide sound curfew. There's usually
only one, sometimes two, big parties on campus on any
given weekend. Despite almost everyone having friday's off class, nothing
happens till friday or saturday night, and usually only one
The music people are into is almost exclusively
indie hip hop or modest mouse. You make the call
if that's a good thing, personally dancing to the same
atmosphere song every weekend gets old.
It's a small enough
school that you can meet someone and see them around
again. My problem with being at such a small college
is everyone knows everyone, I really wanted to get away
from that aftr leaving a small town.
Olympia sucks. No
bands come here, the only decent theater is a 20
minute drive from campus or a 45 minute busride. Oh,
the buses? Yeah, they stop running around 6 on weekends.
Good luck seeing a movie or eating dinner or doing
Also, the rain? I'm from the northwest, but the
rain here is just sinister. It's out to get you,
no doubt about it. Olympia is in a special pocket
of geography that sucks all the shitty weather into it.
And how could I forget the food. Freshman are required
to buy a (minimum) $500 meal plan. The food fucking
blows, and it costs a fortune. It's run by Bon
Appetit, a massive corporation that makes food for prisons.
guess what I'm trying to say is if you have
dreadlocks, like talking about Phish shows or trading Modest Mouse
bootlegs and want to get a B.S. in BS, come