Anonymous asked: I don't see where people are finding the West hate in that one post. jfc, people need to chill. And even if they did see hate, there's a thing called opinions. Speaking of opinions, what do you think of the brownstones on bay state? I'm considering it for next year, but I love having my own bathroom in Hojo.
I lived in a regular dorm room in a brownstone my sophomore year and I loved it, and I have friends who have lived in apartments on Baystate who have also loved them. I recommend finding someone who can swipe you into any brownstones you’re considering, though, because I’ve heard that some are not so nice. Any renovated ones are amazing though—great location, pretty big rooms, and just really nice. It does kind of suck having to share a bathroom with the rest of your floor, but they’re cleaned for you, so that’s a plus.
Anonymous asked: Just a third party observation...but you're kind of being a Grade A douche to your followers at the moment. You might wanna work on your people skills for the future.
I don’t work for BU. I’m not a PR professional. I’m a student, a human being who posts my experiences, and people choose to take the neutral things I say and get defensive and rude. When people act that way, I have no qualms about being an asshole back to them.
Anonymous asked: West campus is 100 times better than warren. The view is phenomenal, Its more of a community feel, better dinning hall, people at Warren typically never work out at FitRec because they live so far away, nicer staff, cooler people, I have NEVER been "woken up by the band"- I didn't even know that was a thing people complained about. Also Warren looks like a jail cell, is so old its falling apart, has crowded elevators, and straight up smells like rotting cheese. Plus the "common rooms" are lame.
Fuck off. I respect that people have different opinions, but everyone is getting oddly defensive about West when I only said TWO bad things about it. Your douchey complaints are not appreciated.
Also the dining hall sucks if you prefer a diet that isn’t 75% meat.
Anonymous asked: i absolutely love west campus, so haa
i really don’t give a fuck, so haa
If you’re graduating or going abroad and have a ton of dining points that are about to expire, order Domino’s using your points and add a donation to St. Jude’s onto your order instead of letting that money go to waste.
Edit: Yep, you can also get half returned if you have $10 or more left. But you can get $5 back or make a $10 donation, so why not donate a little?
Anonymous asked: Where is a good place to meet people freshman year?
Orientation over the summer is great for meeting people, but in my experience most people lose touch with their orientation friends. I recommend you do FYSOP because you get to meet people, do community service, and move in early.
Once you get to school, you’ll probably become friends through clubs/activities/sports or your floor. A lot of people become really close with the people who live on their floor if they live in Warren or West. And there are so many clubs to join, so you can easily meet people with the same interests as you. It’s definitely worth it to go to a bunch of general meetings, get a feel for what the people in the group are like, and then decide which ones you want to join.
Anonymous asked: As a 2017 BU student, when would be the best time to purchase clothing? Are free clothes received freshman year?
Some people get really overeager and buy a bunch of BU stuff and wear it the first week and everyone can tell they’re freshmen. I don’t really think there’s a best time to buy BU apparel because the bookstore is always overpriced. You’ll probably get a few free t-shirts during orientation and the first couple weeks of freshman year.
(Or am I misinterpreting your question? Are you from a nudist colony and by “what would be the best time to purchase clothing” you just mean any clothing? That would be cool. We need some nudists at BU.)
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Anonymous asked: i'm a recently accepted student in the class of 2017, and i was just wondering if being in CGS is considered an embarrassment on campus? do people look down upon you for it, and is it awful or a good experience generally?
It’s definitely joked about, and there are some people who genuinely look down on it, but honestly, you’re getting the same degree as everyone else. You’ll still do the same amount of work as everyone else. Most people I know in CGS have had pretty good things to say about it, but I can’t give you a personal account. Maybe some followers can leave their (respectful) opinions.
Anonymous asked: West is nowhere near as bad as you're making it seem.
“Bad things” I said about West: it’s far from most classroom buildings and you might hear the band playing some mornings. Libel!
Anonymous asked: I'm in the class of 2017, and I was wondering what the party scene is like at BU. Where do the parties take place? Is marijuana use common? Is it easy to find a party every weekend?
Since BU is pretty big, it really varies.
Most freshmen spend their weekends doing the freshman crawl—walking around Allston (a neighborhood just West of BU where a lot of students live) to find a (usually frat) party that will let them in. There are also MIT frat houses on Bay State Road right on BU’s campus that have parties. Most people initially make the mistake of looking for parties with a big group of people, and then they can’t get in. It’s kind of shitty, but I guess it’s all part of the experience.
It’s also not uncommon for people to go to parties at Harvard dorms or final clubs. Or if you’re into live music, there are some DIY basement venues in Allston that have shows a lot of weekends.
After freshman year, it’s more likely that you’ll go to parties hosted by a friend or someone in a student group/sport/activity you’re active in since some people move off campus. This is definitely an option freshman year too; if you have upperclassmen friends, it will be so much easier to find a good party. And of course there’s always Greek life.
Weed is pretty common at BU. I know a lot of people who smoke and a lot who don’t, so you won’t be an outsider either way.
Anonymous asked: How do you get into MIT frat parties?
1. Be a female.
2. Walk up to the front door.
3. Try to look hot as you’re looked up and down like a piece of meat as they judge whether you’re worthy of their sweaty, ~genius~ company.
4. Walk in.
1. Be a male accompanied by five or more females.
It’s pretty terrible, actually.
Anonymous asked: What dorms are better for freshmen?
Warren and West are the two predominantly freshmen dorms. Some info about each:
Shelton or Towers (edit: or HoJo) are also good if you want a quieter, smaller dorm.
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