A memorable moment was the first college we visited, Berkeley. After the tour was over we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted for food, off or on campus. My friend Rebecca really wanted Starbucks so I was down to go with her. We went with a group a friends and started walking down the street where we were basically in the city. We put the directions on google maps but for some reason it was too complicated to understand so we asked a stranger and she told us we were going the right direction and just keep walking straight. So we did, and passed block after block 20 min into our exploring we noticed we only had about 15 min to be back at the campus. The whole group of friends went back because they were scared we weren't going to make it because we couldn’t find starbucks. I decided to put it on my phone and we still needed about 4 more blocks of walking for Starbucks and at this time there was no going back we were so far so we ran to starbucks and back. Once we got out food and drinks we started running because we only had about 8 min to make it back and it took us 20 min to get down where we were. We were sprinting up the hill and crossing streets with our arms full of food, when I feel my left arm completely light and empty, I look down at my hand and my sandwich had fell out of the bag at the bottom through a hole. I yell for her to stop running and see below me on the black dirty street my sandwich open on the floor. We both stared at it for a good 5 seconds in the middle of the road, then burst out in laughter. I quickly react by picking it up and running because I was not going to leave it there and after all our hard work on getting that sandwich, it was not going to waste. So I ate it when we got back to the campus. Sweaty, gross, but I will never forget the time I literally ate street food.
After this trip my perspective in attending college got a lot more exciting, I felt like I could feel the vibes of freedom. It was really cool seeing all the students with friends as well in a coffee shop studying, I feel like I could already picture myself doing that. I’m not too sure about which school I would want to attend but I feel like I would be able to adjust to any school, there's none I have visited that I can say, “I really want to go there.”
My least favorite school was probably San Jose because I didn’t like the vibe. It felt like everyone was so separated, disconnected and plain, I don’t know. Something about it wasn’t right to me. And my favorite was Cal Poly because it was a super pretty campus and the environment seemed happy and really involved with each other and as a school. I really like how they have like the upside down classes where in freshman year you don’t only take GE classes you also take your course as well which most schools don’t do and you graduate faster. I also liked how when applying to the school you are competing against the people in major you want not the actual school spots.
Hi, my name is Anna Nicole.