- Wawa was the go-to spot after high school dances and parties
Going to Wawa after every party and dance was a tradition. You and your friends would walk in and see everyone who was just at the dance or the party. Sometimes you looked forward to going to Wawa after more than going to the actual party or dance.
2. You went to Disney World on senior trip
Going to Disney World on senior trip was easily the highlight of your senior year. Getting to spend 5 days with your best friends in the happiest place on earth was a dream come true. It isn’t until you started college that you realized that people not from Jersey didn’t even have a senior trip.
3. You definitely wanted to punch someone while driving on 295
295 may be the worst highway in the state of New Jersey. There is and always has been construction and you weren’t really sure why. If you had to drive to the Cherry Hill Mall to find your homecoming dress, you avoided 295 like the plague and found some other way to get there.
4. You went to BB&T Pavilion to see a concert
Formally known as Susquehanna Bank Center, you definitely went to BB&T to see a country concert. You most likely pre-gamed in the parking lot before and ended up running into so many different people you know.
5. Going to Philly was the norm for class trips
Whether it was going to one of the historical sights for your AP History class or going to Magic Gardens for Spanish class, you definitely went to Philly on a class trip. You always ended up being late for something because of the awful traffic on 76.
6. Prom was at a banquet hall or golf club, not your high school
A lot of high schools around the country have Prom at school but that is not the case in South Jersey. You definitely had prom at a off school location and loved being able to take pictures on the steps of some nice banquet hall.
7. You know what the term, “it’s bricks outside,” means
Instead of making it easier for ourselves and saying, “it’s cold outside,” we in South Jersey have adopted bricks as our word of choice. This saying is all well in good in South Jersey but saying it to someone from another state is a social experiment.
8. You observed many Twitter fights over school rivalries
Twitter. The platform to voice our opinions. You definitely saw Twitter fights between rivals before big football or basketball games.