Walking to class from STA or NCS is a full-body workout, especially the stairs. The stairs. They should make a horror movie about the stairs. Every time I go to English class, I feel like I’m dry-heaving by the time I get up there.
As you may (definitely) have heard or experienced by now, lunch at NCS can be occasionally underwhelming. It certainly isn’t low-quality, but I wouldn’t say it’s appeals to the foodie in me. The only reason I say this is because the food they serve is not fundamentally “nast”; for example, chicken is great. In fact, Chick-fil-a, a restaurant where the only meat they serve is chicken is, in my opinion, the best fast food chain in America. However, serving the same meals constantly (chicken and rice) for months can become boring and overall diminish the food’s quality.
When crossing in front of the Cathedral for a class during the day, you will, more likely than not, be met with the force of a strong gust of wind pushing you in the opposite direction of your class, adding on to the precious minutes that you are already late for class.
There is a chance a [rabid] raccoon is on the loose around the Close. But, do not be afraid for he is the savior who God sent for our sake to answer all our prayers (at least mine) to cancel sports 🙏🏼.
In fact, the Close is a peaceful, quiet refuge for all sorts of animals, including a bobcat! I actually do not remember this myself, but rumor has it that one made an appearance a couple years ago, and it was quite the experience. Apparently, we were blessed with a lockdown! Too bad I missed out!
Big Bootie Mix Vol. 14 (BBM14) by Two Friends got you through the end of 2018. And listening to it in 2019 makes you nostalgic.
DigiExam is not only a waste of storage on my computer, but it also doesn’t work and is out to get us all. It will start by crashing mid-exam or telling you that you submitted it when in reality it just didn’t go through.
Teachers tell you not to study for exams during break, but as soon as you get back and are overcome with the stress of exams to the point of tears, they bring therapy dogs and project cat videos in Hearst auditorium to ~soothe us~. You may also find yourself suddenly becoming extra religious before a test or exam that you know you’re not prepared for. I know I’ve found myself taking the sign of the cross out of retirement for a test here and there. As if doing that, even though I haven’t been to church since being confirmed, is going to magically give me an A.
Tourist season is the worst season. There are two types of tourists: the ones that travel in large school groups with countless boys and girls donning that infamous Washington DC apparel (love to see it) or the self-guided tourists who will take any opportunity to ask us locals a question whether it be, “Is this the Washington National Cathedral?” or “Can you take a picture of us?”
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