18 Things That SUNY Delhi Students Complain About

18 Things That SUNY Delhi Students Complain About

SUNY Delhi is a small school which makes it easy to get bored and complain.
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SUNY Delhi is a small school which makes it easy to get bored and complain. But really every campus has its flaws. So, here are the top 18 things I hear Delhi students most commonly complain about.

1. Small Everything

A small town means a small campus and small class sizes. It's almost like high school again. You're kind of familiar with everyone, even if you only see them every day in the dining hall. Except for those who live off campus--unless you know them personally or from class, they're pretty much alien to you. It's also really hard to have friends in your room, let alone live in it if you don't have a single.

2. Male to female ratio

When you attend a school that offers statistically male dominated fields, the numbers aren't going to even out the way everyone would hope.

3. Not being able to buy food after a party

Now that the local Price Chopper closes at midnight, the only options are C-Store (thanks to the change in hours late in the spring semester), the gas station, or if you know someone with a car, a long drive to Oneonta (with the help of a DD of course). If all else fails, just hope you have some food stashed back at the room.

4. Bronco Bucks

There are two types of people at Delhi; the ones who never spend any of their Bronco Bucks and binge spend at the end of the semester, and then theres the ones who always seem to be Bronco Broke. It always seems like the second type is the majority.

5. The Hill

Admittedly, if it weren't for The Hill, it would be so much easier to walk into town. The Hill is the one thing you don't look forward to walking up after a party.

6. Mac-attack

Every Delhi student has experienced Mac-attack, and agrees that they'd rather live off of C-Store. But most people eventually learn that the only time to eat at Mac is if you want the unlimited drinks/ice cream/cereal, or if it's Accepted Students Day.

7. The Wi-Fi/cell service

Delhi College; a school where the majority of your work is online but its located on a mountain in the middle of nowhere so good luck getting Wi-Fi.



8. Dry campus

Even though this doesn't stop on-campus drinking, it's still pretty annoying and complaint-worthy--especially if you're 21 and over.

9. The long wait for pasta

Ever want to stop at Farrell for some pasta between classes? Well, think again because you're either going to be making your way to class late, or you're going to settle for something that you didn't really want.


10. The shuttle

"Take the shuttle," they said. "It won't be that bad," they said. Cramping in a shuttle that usually smells can be awkward when the driver seems to think they're straight out of "Fast and Furious" while they try to make conversation about your college life. It also takes forever to get picked up, so just hope it isn't cold.

11. Cramped dirty frat houses after running out of alcohol or getting busted after an hour

It's always a good time until there are no more drinks, or until the cops show up outside.

12. Farrell not opening until 4:30 on weekends

Waking up before 4:30 on a weekend is hard when Mac is your only option and it's mostly just breakfast food. Don't get me wrong--there are perks to an all-day breakfast, but sometimes we just want some real food.

13. The cold

Welcome to Delhi, where it can go from sunny to below zero and snowing in a matter of 5 minutes.

14. Pledging

If you want to be part of a fraternity/ sorority, the process can be extremely difficult and push you to your limits. Sometimes it can affect your grades and force you to drop. Every process is different which means different things to complain about. It can be tiring, but once you make it to the end, everything you complained about will have paid off.

15. The amount of effort it takes just to get to the gym/bubble

Its more of a workout and actually takes more motivation just to make your way up to the gym than it does to start your gym routine. College on a mountain problems.

16. Living in Russell hall

The rooms are definitely the smallest and the building and bathrooms are pretty filthy. Plus its one of the farthest from where most classes are held.

17. The fake Mac madness nights

There's nothing worse than looking forward to Mac madness, and you walk in to find out that they're serving pancakes.

18. Laundry rooms

When it gets to the point that you have to drag your laundry to another floor to do it, you earn the right to complain. The laundry rooms are where it becomes every man for himself. Nothing's more annoying than waiting for a washer and finding that someone has left their clothes in there for hours or when you find your clothes thrown all over the floor.

Waiting for a washer/ dryer to open up like...

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I'd Rather Be Single Than Settle: Here Is Why Being Picky Is Okay.

They're on their best behavior when you're dating.
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Dating nowadays described in one word: annoying. What's even more annoying? when people tell you that you're being too "picky" when it comes to dating. Yes, from an outside perspective sometimes that's exactly what it looks like; however, when looking at it from my perspective it all makes sense. I've heard it all, "He was cute, why didn't you like him?" "You didn't even give him a chance!" "You pay too much attention to the little things!"

What people don't understand is that it's OKAY to be picky when it comes to guys. For some reason, girls in college freak out and think they're supposed to have a boyfriend by now, be engaged by the time they graduate, etc. It's all a little ridiculous; however, I refuse to put myself on a time table such as this due to the fact that these girls who feel this way are left with no choice but to overlook the things in guys that they shouldn't be overlooking, they're settling and this is something that I refuse to do.

So this leaves the big question: What am I waiting for?

Well, I'm waiting for a guy who...

1. Wants to know my friends.

Blessed doesn't even begin to describe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do. I want a guy who can hang out with my friends. If a guy makes an effort to impress your friends then that says a lot about him and how he feels about you. This not only shows that he cares about you but he cares about the people in your life as well. Someone should be happy to see you happy and your friends contribute to that happiness, therefore, they should be nothing more than supportive and caring towards you and your friendships.

2. Actually, cares to get to know me.

Although this is a very broad statement, this is the most important one. A guy should want to know all about you. He should want to know your favorite movie, favorite ice cream flavor, favorite Netflix series, etc. Often, (the guys I get stuck on dates with) love to talk about themselves: they would rather tell you about what workout they did yesterday, what their job is, and what they like to do rather than get to know you.

This is something easy to spot on the first date, so although they may be "cute," you should probably drop them if you leave your date and can recite everything about their life since the day they were born, yet they didn't catch what your last name was.

3. How they talk about other women.

THIS IS CRUCIAL FOR FINDING A NICE GUY. It does not matter who they're talking about, if they call their ex-girlfriend crazy we all know she probably isn't and if she is it's probably their fault. If they talk bad about their mom, let's be honest, if they're disrespecting their mother they're not going to respect you either. If they mention girl's physical appearances when describing them. For example, "yeah, I think our waitress is that blonde chick with the big boobs." Well if that doesn't hint they're a complete f* boy then I don't know what else to tell you. And most importantly calling other women "bitches" that's just disrespectful.

Needless to say, if his conversations are similar to ones you'd hear in a frat house, ditch him.

4. Phone etiquette.

If he can't put his phone down long enough to take you to dinner then he doesn't deserve for you to be sitting across from him. If a guy is serious about you he's going to give you his undivided attention and he's going to do whatever it takes to impress you and checking snapchat on a date is not impressive. Also, notice if his phone is facedown, then there's most likely a reason for it. He doesn't trust who or what could pop up on there and he clearly doesn't want you seeing. Although I'm not particularly interested in what's popping up on their phones, putting them face down says more about the guy than you think it does.

To reiterate, it's okay to be picky ladies, you're young, there's no rush. Remember these tips next time you're on a date or seeing someone, and keep in mind: they're on their best behavior when you're dating. Then ask yourself, what will they be like when they're comfortable? Years down the road? Is this what I really want? If you ask yourself these questions you might be down the same road I have stumbled upon, being too picky.. and that's better than settling. :)

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Andy Ruiz Jr. May Not Look Like The Typical Boxer, But It Doesn't Make His Victory Any Less Deserved

Andy Ruiz Jr. just proved that dreams can come true.

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On June 1, boxing fans witnessed something special as Andy 'Destroyer' Ruiz Jr. defeated Anthony Joshua via TKO after going seven rounds in the ring at Madison Square Garden in New York City to become the first ever Mexican-American heavyweight champion of the world. Ruiz Jr. (33-1) was a heavy underdog (+1100) heading into the match-up with Joshua (22-1) but ultimately flipped the script to hand the British fighter his first professional loss ever. Surely the fight will go down as one of the greatest moments in sports history.

Some members of the media and fans have been quick to label the fight as a 'fluke' and 'rigged' which in the end is no surprise to me. That always happens in the sports world. Many did not believe we would get this result yet failed to remember the one rule of sports -- expect the unexpected. Over the past week, I've been coming to the defense of Ruiz Jr. in the wake of others choosing to call him a joke.

I was shocked and surprised to hear two of my favorite sports analysts, Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe, make fun of Ruiz Jr. and frame him as just a guy that looked like 'Butterbean.' When I viewed their tweets on social media it honestly made me upset. Sure, Ruiz Jr. may not have fit the mold of what a professional boxer should look like, but they simply should not have just judged a book by its cover.

Personally, I thought it was disrespectful for Smith and Sharpe to throw shade at Ruiz Jr. in the way they did. I felt like they should have done a better job of acknowledging the winner considering the result of the match. Yet choosing to bash someone because of their physical composition appeared like a low blow. The very foundation of sports allows people of all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and backgrounds to compete -- that's why most people follow them in the first place.

Smith was open behind his reasoning for his tweets in which I'd like to shed some light on. Smith was upset about how boxing time after time contains elements of corruption with fans having to wait years until promoters schedule big fights. He along with other followers of the sport were looking forward to the highly anticipated yet potential future match-up between Joshua and fellow heavyweight Deontay Wilder. Smith believes that by Ruiz Jr. beating Joshua it essentially diminished the chances of that fight ever happening with the same amount of buildup, but that still doesn't provide any excuse for mocking the new heavyweight champ.

Ruiz Jr. was there for a reason and ultimately seized the opportunity that was right in front of him -- that's not his fault for getting the job done. Just because someone doesn't look like the part doesn't mean they don't possess the same qualities and characteristics as their counterparts. The following pair of videos display the amount of talent Ruiz Jr. does have in the ring. Even fellow boxer Canelo Alvarez and former UFC lightweight/featherweight champion Conor McGregor acknowledge that and have come out to say something on their behalf.

Unfortunately, I don't expect much to change because most will stand their ground and continue to behave the same way. All I'm saying is I did not enjoy some of the top figures within sports media stereotyping Ruiz Jr. based on his looks. I would think that we would be better than that and recognize that anyone can accomplish something great in this world. It all just starts with a simple dream.

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