Class Is In Session
Hello everyone my name is Adan Figueroa but many of you through my posts have known me as 5ABIOmatic. I am about to begin my senior year at DePaul University and the purpose of this post is to showcase some of the great and not so great things about college through my experiences. I have done this through giving some context of why it is important and also provided a Hip-Hop spin to it by applying a Hip-Hop track to the situation. I hope you all enjoy this piece. To those that are in college or have graduated will able to reflect on their experiences and to those still in high school that have goals to reach college and improve your education these topics are things to look forward to.
An education begins with an orientation, wether its a two or four year institution and it begins at orientation. This is also the moment when many people decide if they made the right choice on their school selection and start becoming more familiar with the surrounding of their school.
Eminem "My Name Is"
Dorm Life/ Living Off Campus [Independence]
Independence is an enormous part of growing up and living off and away from the parents gives students the freedom they need. Living in dorms is good because not only do you leave on campus but you are able to attend any event on campus. Another cool thing is living off campus. Many people I know have their own apartments so it allows them to do whatever they want in opposition to living in dorms where you have to follow school housing regulations. An upside to this is that becoming independent allows you to make friends and get to know other people very quickly. The downside is that you drop about ten grand to live in dorms and if you live off campus with some friends you pay rent, but hey it's a part of growing up and becoming your own person.
Asher Roth "Don'tcha Wanna Be? (My Neighbor)"
If you live on campus you're required to have a meal plan to buy food on campus. As someone that commutes and has commuted his entire collegiate career this is an upside if you have friends with a lot of money on their meal plans that are always willing to pay for your food. Freeloading is pretty cool as a college kid.
Common "The Food" f/ Kanye West
House, Frat, or any random party, just take a pick.
Meek Mill "House Party"
DMX "Party Up"
Snow Tha Product "Gettin It"
Commuting can be both good and bad in college, especially in a city like Chicago. The cool thing about commuting to school is that you obviously save money by not living in dorms but you also do drop money on gas if you commute. The cool thing about going to a university in Chicago is that many schools give their students CTA U-Passes which are now Ventra passes that allow students to get unlimited rides on CTA bus and trains. If you don't live that far off or are getting to a location that is not that far off these are clutch. These passes also come in handy whenever you want to go out on weekends with friends.
Nipsey Hu$$le "Keys 2 The City"
Greek Life to me is one of the best aspects of college life. I am a part of Sigma Lambda Beta and as a part of the organization I am able to cater to my community through programming and service. As a part of a multicultural greek organization what we are known for is stepping and strolling, which sets us apart from many organizations. The highlight of Greek life thus far has definitely been able to put on different events and educate people on issues that effect vari
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