Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Reasons BYU Campus is Better than the UofU
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
Note: I am being very careful not to say that BYU IS better than the UofU. This post is specifically in regards to the campus. (Although, let's be honest, anyone who knows me knows what color my blood bleeds ... and it's not red).
Reason #1: The UofU campus is HUGE. Anyone who complains about walking across BYU campus is crazy. This thing is monstrous and it takes forever to get from point A to point B. Mostly, I hate running errands. Especially when it's freezing outside.
Reason #2: BYU doesn't let skateboarders on campus. I know that it makes travel time from point A to point B much shorter, but for those on the UofU campus that don't own skateboards ... well, I fear for my life sometimes, actually several times a week.
Reason #3: It's cleaner. BYU employs as many students as they can and it shows because BYU is always clean and the grass is never trodden down and flowers and pretty and leaves are raked ... UofU not so much. Granted, there may be a lot more trees on the UofU campus but I still remain firm that BYU is a very VERY clean campus and I miss that.
Reason #4: No cigarrette smoke. I have never liked the smell. I never will like the smell. And it drives me crazy having to walk 10 minutes behind someone who is smoking. I know it's a part of life, but it wasn't a part of life on BYU Campus.
Reason #5: You don't get people dressed up like crazies on halloween.
Reason #6: The BYU Bookstore is AWESOME. They have anything and everything you may ever need. UofU bookstore = crappy. I can't even find the staples I need for my stapler. I realized very quickly I'd only be visiting the bookstore for postal services.
Reason #7: Janitorial services are way better at the BYU. I don't mean that our janitors don't do a bad job, I just mean that since BYU hires so many students things get cleaned often. I only get my trash taken out once a week here.
I know BYU's campus is not perfect, but there are some simple pleasures I definitely miss. I so took BYU for granted while I was there. Thanks custodial services and grounds crew for all you do!!!
at 10:35 AM