In early September my family and I took a trip up to State College, Pennsylvania for the Rutgers Penn State game. Even though it was not the outcome I wanted for my Scarlet Knights, we still had a great time. Just being there for only a couple minutes, I quickly learned that when you travel for an away game with your desired sports team, you are going to feel like the minority.
Kickoff was at eight o’clock in the evening, so that meant my day started at eleven in the morning in “Happy Valley.” Driving into the college town, College Avenue was filled with vocal fans and vibrant colors of blue and white. From cheerleaders handing out stickers labeled “Unrivaled” to extremely loud “We Are” chants filling the town, State College was turning into New York City by the second. As the opposing fan, it got really intimidating.
Luckily, my family and I caught up with our Penn State neighbors who took us under their wing and kindly guided us around campus. We hit all of the main locations like Old Main, the Nittany Lion Statue, Penn State’s Berkey Creamery, and the Penn State Bookstore, where I felt really uncomfortable being …show more content…
Many obnoxious students who were clearly out of control “kindly” greeted us. From the student wearing an orange jumpsuit (in regards to the 5 players who were dismissed from the Rutgers Football Team for armed robbery) to the dirty mouth students who could not find better words to describe Rutgers, it was bad. At the time, it was safe to say, “We are… not surviving this mess alive.” It felt like hours walking through the lot. Finally, we got to the appropriate tailgate were we greeted by very nice alumni who welcomed us with open arms and delicious food. Obviously my family and I were not the only Rutgers fans in State College; there were a numerous amount of Rutgers fans in pockets all around the
Happy Valley Essay When you hear the words Penn State or State College spoken, people 's minds don’t immediately think of the history of sports in Happy Valley or Nittanyville, which what most students of Penn State still call Paternoville. They think of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Jerry Sandusky served as the assistant coach under Joe Paterno during 1969 to 1999. He retired, but still maintained an office and worked with the Second-Mile at Penn State up until 2011.
In contrast, the rhetorical strategies used by Lisa Byers displays a nice phenomenon about Fraternities, the credibility of this writer was respected due to the interviewing of many of the fraternity members to know why they are doing this. According to the article that shows how frats are trying to help the local community, one of the member says “As a fraternity and an organization on campus it is part of our ideals and founding beliefs that we should be helping the community,” said Allegheny sophomore John Kauffman, a member of Phi Kappa Psi. This proves that not all fraternities are bad for the community and this perspective is showing that some members care about the development and improvement of their university even though many people
December 3 2015 was the Newton Railers seventh grade basketball team second away game. I was waiting all day for the basketball game it seemed like the day was endless. Finally 2:50 came up on the clock to let me know it was time to leave class and get ready to get on the bus. I got all my gear and got on the bus. I put my headphones on a got pumped for our game.
The NCAA men’s basketball championship is a showcase sporting event that affords institutions to the ability to showcase the talents of its athletics department, while providing fans with the opportunity to be a part of something larger than themselves. Communities who host NCAA basketball events offer those in the community with a chance to experience, in person, what millions of fans experience in the month of March. March Madness is a compilation of 67 college basketball games, within a two-and-a-half-week period, that takes place in 14 cities around the country, annually. To watch a game, live, can be a once in a lifetime chance for fans, as well as players who participate in the Madness. If a city is given the opportunity to host the
The Chronicles of Scarlet Pt. 1 It was a steaming hot day on July 24th and I wanted a cat. So I did what any child does to their parents when they want something I begged. Like I brought up the slideshows and I was like did you KNOW that cats ARE the MOST child friendly PET?!?!?
It was hard to believe I was headed to University of Michigan to watch the Wolverines play Akron in football. It was my first time going to the Big House. Our tickets came late, we had to print off four copies to get in . We got there so early we tailgated with some students. Then went to buffalo wild wings for drinks and to use the bathroom before we went in the stadium.
The relationship with alumni of a national sorority chapter illustrates the external influences of alumni as constituents and integral part of an institution (Kuh & Whitt,
Once revered as tradition, hazing has quickly become a controversial topic as decades have passed--and the temporary wounds and bruised egos developed into permanent injuries and even death. Hazing, in it’s simplest form, is an initiation process that is conducted across a variety of social groups, but notably within fraternities and sororities. These acts generally involve some form of humiliation, abuse, or harassment which then allow the individual to join their community. Although focus on the victims and their families have taken precedent, universities and colleges have now been under scrutiny for not taking enough preventive measures in order to ensure safety for all parties involved, and furthermore, the poor decisions made after hazing
I have been waiting since the start of summer for this day, the day to go against Topeka West the school that have been talking stuff for the longest. There was so much hype about this game and it was finally here, when the bell ringed at the end of the day i rushed out of class and got on the bus to head over to chandler our practice field. When we got there we all the football players loaded off the bus and when we got off there was a table of chips,water,gatorade,PB & J and fruit snacks so we didn’t play on an empty stomach. After we ate and got ready coach talk to us for a little bit and then we got on the bus to head to Hummer sports park, it was a loud bus
My freshmen year at Indiana University was very much of a surprise for me personally. I learned several things about myself as an individual and what I want to do with my time at Indiana University. Bloomington is a buzzing college town that always has something going on. Most people associate Bloomington with Indiana University and never really look past that. My first few months on campus I never looked past the image of Bloomington as a college town but when I did it changed what I wanted to do with my time on campus.
Amber’s discussion regarding “Glimpse of Scarlet” has several views that I agree with. She also made observations that I had not thought of until reading her views. While discussing the argument between Lisa and Guy, Amber states “it is this very passion that Lisa had been craving earlier in the story”. This was something that I had not thought of while reading the story. When Lisa stumbles upon the man and woman having an affair, I heard the excitement but I did not think of the passion that she was possibly looking for.
“This has got to be a freshman game attendance record,” my teammates said. Our coach was even astonished, “I have never seen this building so packed.” I immediately stopped the drill I was doing and just watched. My eyes lit up wider than a kid in a candy shop who just received his allowance. Then the noise began to rattle the PIT into an environment of bedlam.
The sun illuminates countless all-American names, with the occasional Coke or Papa John’s sponsor signs. The play clock ticks down to zero, and the stadium is finally filled to maximum capacity. Kickoff commences, players scramble across the field, and suddenly the only problems in the world hinge on if the Nike plastered football is past the downs marker. There are the elite suites high above the stadium cloaked in shade, but the majority are cramped and blisteringly hot. We are all united as one, cheering our team to victory, and thriving on the culture that is modern day sports.