10 Things You Missed Most About College Park Over Winter Break
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10 Things You Missed Most About College Park Over Winter Break

I <3 College Park.

10 Things You Missed Most About College Park Over Winter Break

As we end the six-week-long winter break, I reflected on a few things I missed most about College Park. Although I certainly did not miss the food, the stress, or the school work, here are 10 things I missed about CP while I was away.

1. The Dairy

Ah, the Maryland Dairy. The beloved ice-cream that Terps can only enjoy while on campus, since it may or may not be FDA approved (but you didn’t hear that from me). From s’mores, to rocky road, to classic vanilla, the dairy can cover a multitude of sins with every delectable scoop.

2. The Gym

Maryland has one of the nicest athletic facilities; with an indoor pool, weight room, indoor track, the list goes on. The gym also provides weekly group fitness classes (check out HIIT, my personal favorite) available for all students free of charge. Even if you have never lifted a weight in the gym, you know you missed the smoothies!

3. UMD Snap Story

If you’re like me, you live for the Snap story. I wake up every morning to see what crazy things are happening around campus, or to see if anyone I know became famous overnight with one of their not so original “studying” Snaps while opening a box of Insomnia cookies. Unfortunately, over break you had to settle for DJ Khaled's Snap Stories.

4. The Sports

M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D will win!! The victory song has been stuck in my head for the past six weeks and I cannot wait to be reunited with my fellow Terps and sing it as loud as I can at the Iowa game our first week back on campus!

5. In-Con

Obviously, there are grocery stores and inconvenience stores at home, however, you have to drive to them... in an actual car. I have missed having Ben & Jerry’s just a quick stroll away.

6. Insomnia Cookies

Although I have a love/hate relationship with Insomnia, it has been a hard adjustment to be separated for six agonizing weeks. I haven't missed the calories, but I have definitely missed the ability to have fresh baked cookies delivered to me at any time of night or morning, let’s be honest.

7. The Gyro Station

Diner food sucks, however, the Gyro Station is its one redeeming quality. What have I done for six weeks without soft, warm, delicious pita bread?!

8. Swipe = Money

Wait... you mean I actually have to use real money to pay for things?!

9. The Atmosphere

I’ve missed watching the sun set behind McKeldin Library and the reflection of the sky in the fountain. I’ve missed crunching the fallen leaves as I walk through the encompassing bare trees. I’ve even missed the psychotic squirrels that scurry past me on my trek to classes. But most of all, I’ve missed being surrounded by people who love the University of Maryland just as much as I do.

10. My Friends

[Wipes tear.] My college friends have become some of my favorite people. I don’t know what I did without them for six weeks; from all the late night talks to crazy adventures, I can’t wait to be reunited for another semester of unforgettable times (and awkward group photos).

See you in a week, Terps! I hope you enjoyed winter break and didn't miss College Park too much while you were away.

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