Remember how big and intimidating campus was as a freshman? It’s written all over the faces of new students, in case that is a repressed memory.
Perceptions of campus change with time and experiences, so this week, a senior faces off with a freshman about campus and CSU college life.
Ashley Degroot, 18, is a freshman human development and family studies major who wants to be an elementary school teacher. She seems to have a pretty good grasp about what CSU stands for.
Nathan Diorio, a 21-year-old senior business administration major, has a common CSU student’s outlook, but still manages to ram the buffs.
So which of these two CSU rams will outshine the other? Maybe neither.
Q: Why did you choose CSU?
AD: Because of the location. When I came to campus I really felt comfortable here.
ND: I don’t know. It’s a state school, and it’s better than Boulder.
Q: Are you happy with your decision?
ND: Yes. I like it here.
Q: What do you think of CSU’s green initiatives?
AD: I think it’s great taking the initiative to go green. It’s really easy here to participate, too.
ND: I don’t even know anything about it.
What research at CSU interests you or do you think it most beneficial?
AD: I don’t really know much of the research
going on, and I’m not really interested in it.
ND: I think someone is researching an alternative fuel. Gas prices suck.
What do you like most about CSU?
AD: The environment and the people.
ND: It is a good college town. There is a lot to do. And the education, too; that is what I am here for.
So both knew something the other didn’t. Which goes to show that four years doesn’t make you an expert on CSU.