The second college trip went very well. I lucked out again and had a lot of cool people on my bus, which meant that the bus rides themselves were fun. The hotel stays, down time, and often the tours themselves were home to a lot of random stuff, and a number of inside jokes spawned from them (the balloon, Harry Potter, videos of people dancing, Disney movies and orgies to name a few).
-Yale: Very animate information session, but I didn’t like the look and feel of the school. Too old-fashioned.
-Wesleyan: Didn’t impress me, but it didn’t depress me. I’ll still consider it a choice, especially after hearing that they have sex parties.
-Connecticut College: Wasn’t paying attention.
After being very late to Yale, we skipped lunch and rushed to the other colleges. When we got to the hotel, it was like a wasteland. The only places nearby were McDonald’s, Boston Market, a liquor store, and Petco. We had a weird visit to Petco and then hopped over to McDonald’s to play Durrac with three decks of cards mixed together. A long game, but fun, especially when a group of kids asked where we came from and I said that we were professional Durrac players that attended Flushing High (local zone school) and walked all the way to play in their McDonald’s. Weird things happened at night, involving Lizzy McGuire sex and orgies.
-Brown: Aesthetically pleasing. That’s all I really remember about it.
-Harvard: Aesthetically pleasing too. We had a rushed lunch, but our tour group dispersed quickly at our insistence and I got to gobble down lunch with friends at a cool bagel place.
-MIT: Now the fun starts. This place is geeky, and proud of it. I loved the place, from its architecture to its student body to its facilities geared toward geeks (large convenience store, fast food, and arcade with DDR, pool, and air hockey all on one floor). Definitely going on my application.
A couple friends and I got lost in MIT after we ducked into the bathroom, finding no tour group in sight when we got out. We wandered the campus and found another set of people that was lost, but no tour group. Through avid use of our cell phones we found out where everyone was convening to go to the hotel, so we waited there, playing chinese poker and forming a grass orgy. When we got to the hotel, we originally wanted to go to a local restaurant, but getting lost, we decided to chill in the MIT rec center we passed by on the tour. Failed miserably at DDR, did a little better at pool, and overall had a really nice time. Got to watch Mel Gibson flop around in pantyhose while I ate pizza with friends, too. When curfew came around, a mixed group of us chilled out for at least half an hour watching badly dubbed anime and laughing at Futurama. When we finally went back to our rooms, we (geekily) watched the History Channel and accidentally left it on all night.
-Boston University: Safe school in a city. Is there anything else to be said?
-Olin: When given a choice of a business college, an engineering college, and a women’s college, there’s only one real choice for me.
Time to declare my real gender. Olin was amazing. It’s a miniscule school, admitting only 75 kids a year, but I actually wasn’t really turned off by that. Until Stuyvesant, I had been in very small schools, and I liked knowing everyone and having everyone know me. The buildings were spacious, the architecture was nice, and so overall I loved the campus, if you could even call it that. Hot stuff.
-Amherst: No clue. The info session guy was very entertaining (random witty comments), but I don’t recall ANYTHING about Amherst.
Dinner was held at McDonald’s at a rest stop. We probably made them enough money so that they can take the rest of the year off. After that, we had a long, but very enjoyable, bus ride home, filled with Aladdin, falling baggage compartments, and henna holding. The convoy our bus was in actually broke up as we approached Stuy, with the two other buses going another way. Our bus got there first 😀 .