10 Words That Mean Something Completely Different To SUNY New Paltz Students
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10 Words That Mean Something Completely Different To SUNY New Paltz Students

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10 Words That Mean Something Completely Different To SUNY New Paltz Students
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Colleges all over the world have their own culture. The campus has its own set of norms, values, beliefs and even subcultures. There are things that make each place unique. The State University of New York at New Paltz isn't like other SUNY schools. The artsy, alternative vibe creates a sense of individuality for all of the students. If you go to SUNY Newps or if you know someone who does, these are some of the words only they will understand.


1. The Gunk.

When it's hot out, it reeks of rotten Cheetos and old farts.


2. The Kapital.

When you hear someone talking about "The Kapital" you know they aren't referring to Albany.


3. Darold.

If you don't go to New Paltz, you might think that Darold is just some guy. But anyone who has ever been to Hasbrouck Dining Hall knows that Darold isn't just some guy.


4. Orange lanyards.

The easiest way to spot a freshman.


5. New Paltz hot.

Or as many call it, New Paltz vision.


6. Zombies.

Humans vs. Zombies is one of the most popular clubs on campus. If you're a part of it, you just might survive the apocalypse.


7. B-side.

To many, they think that B-side refers to the second half of a record. But to New Paltz, it's an amazing cafe with cheap food.


8. The Atrium.

SUNY New Paltz students know that this isn't a reference to the anatomy of the human heart but to one of the coolest architecture pieces on campus.


9. Athletics.

We don't know what sports are...


10. Diversity.

The coolest thing about New Paltz is the diversity of the student body. They have a remarkable ability to be tolerant and accepting of their peers from all backgrounds and lifestyles.


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