30 Things You Can Do If You Miss SUNY Delhi

30 Things You Can Do If You Miss SUNY Delhi

It's a great day to be a Bronco.

Whether you're a current student on summer vacation or a proud alum of SUNY Delhi, there are some universal things that you can do to remind you of your good days as a Bronco. This list is just 30 of the ways you can truly show that you're heart bleeds green and gold:

1. Carry a case of water bottles (or beer) up a giant hill

2. Wait in line for 30+ mins for a mediocre stir-fry or omelet

You'll probably lose your appetite by the time it's done, anyway.

3. Paint a local fire hydrant.

4. Go to a small, over-priced convenience store at midnight

Those over-priced Cheetos and Cokes are life.

5. Spill beer on your floor, leave it there for a week. Step on it.

6. Play 105

Your non-Delhi friends will think you're crazy.

7. Get drunk and walk to a gas station at 2 a.m.

8. Cram 15 of your friends into the smallest room in your house

It'll remind you of those sweet, sweet dorm rooms.

9. Stand outside your local bar and talk loudly.

10. Go to a crowded food court and wait in line, only to be disappointed in your meal

Mm, good ole' Farrell.

11. Make Jungle Juice in a tote from the Dollar Store.

12. Go to a diner

It'll never be the same as the Delhi Diner, but hey, you tried.

13. Don't shovel or salt any pathways leading to your house.

14. Stand in the center of a brick pathway and clap to see if it will make funny sounds

You'll look like a freshman in the Agora all over again

15. Go to an event that you have no interest in because it's free, something to do and you're 150 percent likely to run into a friend.

16. Loudly watch TV with your friends in a public lounge

Extra points if you stare at every person that walks by.

17. Set an alarm that sounds like a church bell to go off every hour, on the hour.

18. Buy a Prepaid Visa and only use it to buy coffee and snacks

It will simulate those (n)ever-lasting Bronco Bucks

19. Sit at the library for hours and accomplish literally nothing.

20. Panic when your Prepaid Visa starts to run out of money

Don't even think about adding more money; you're pretending to be a college student remember? Broke and in dire need of caffeine.

21. Dress like it is summer in the negative degree winters.

22. Cry because you went Bronco Broke

Now how will you ever buy your snacks and coffee again?

23. Tell every person that has a problem to BroncoCheck themselves before they BroncoWreck themselves.

24. Go to a river with your friends

Don't forget the alcohol though: slippery rocks, water and alcohol go together like Mac and Mac Attack.

25. Go to an over-crowded gym just to take selfies.

26. Buy a statue of Buddha and go hiking

Leave the statue behind so next time you'll feel like you're in Delhi all over again.

27. Wake up seven minutes before work and try to make it on time.

28. Take a cold shower

It doesn't matter what time of day it is, it's rare to find hot water in Delhole.

29. Pick your favorite pizzeria, vocalize your opinion and refuse to eat at any other pizzeria.

30. Disappear for anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks

Don't worry; if you're dedicated enough, when you come back, you'll be a stronger person and have a forever family.

Now, you're tripping down memory lane!

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.

I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn't sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It's obvious your calling wasn't coaching and you weren't meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn't have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn't your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that's how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “It's not what you say, its how you say it."

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won't even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don't hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That's the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she's the reason I continued to play."

I don't blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn't working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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


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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.

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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.

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