10 Rules Of The Quad

10 Rules Of The Quad

Walking through campus is the same as driving on the road.

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If you think the "rules of the road" don't apply to sidewalks, you're dead wrong and I promise you annoy a lot of people. All the rules of driving your car on the road apply to walking on a sidewalk, especially through a college campus. I know you know the rules, but in case you forgot we are going to review them now.

1. Always walk on the right side

It doesn't matter which direction you are moving, as long as you're moving on the right side of the sidewalk. It's just like driving a car (Europeans - you're off the hook for this one).

2. Do not stop in the middle

If you must stop, move off to the side so you aren't in anyone's way and people can go around you. There is plenty of room for you to get out of the way, please do so.

3. Watch where you're going

GET OFF YOUR PHONE! There are people constantly moving around you—to your right and left, behind, and maybe even coming towards you. Pay attention so 1) you don't get hit, and 2) you don't hit anyone else. You don't have to be completely off your phone - apparently that's asking for too much - but at least look up every once in a while or learn how to type without looking at the screen.

4. Keep your ears open

It may seem like you can easily navigate with headphones in your ears, but if there is a vehicle coming up behind you or someone calling out to you - you won't hear them. I"m not asking you to not listen to music, but turn it down enough so that you can hear or only put one headphone in/on.

5. Keep up the pace

If you go super slow you will annoy people and they will pass you. If you go fast, you can pass people, but just make sure you're not bumping into anyone or causing problems. And if you're late to class - all bets are off, do whatever you need to do to get there on time (or just skip).

6. Pass on the left

This rule is easy to maintain if everyone stays to the right of the sidewalk. This way, fast people can easily pass slow people and slow people are out of the way. Pass on the left, then go back to the far right in case someone decides to pass you. And don't be in a huff when you pass people - not everyone is as fast as you Speed Racer.

7. Walkers: beware of wheeled vehicles

Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, and anything else with wheels is unpredictable. Just steer clear or anyone and everyone riding something because they can't stop as easily and, although there are rules for them to follow, they may not.

8. Bicyclists: be courteous

There is a designated area for Bicyclists to ride (THE GREENBELT) so go there. Please.

9. Skateboarders: be careful

I promise, every time someone walking hears you coming up behind them they are nervous and will move to one side or the other. Just go through the path they opened up.

10.  Scooters

Keep doing your thing.

If you follow all these rules, you should be able to walk your way through college without accident or incident. I say "should" because not everyone follows these rules, and it only takes one negligent person to ruin things for everyone else.

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21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.

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Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"

Literally.

15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

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15 James Corden Carpool Karaokes That Are The Define Of A Jam Sesh

"Traffic is terrible, thanks for helping me get to work!"

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When James Corden came onto the late night television screen, my mom and I were hooked. He was so funny and had many great ideas for his show. One being, Carpool Karaoke, which is our favorite.

​​​​1. Cardi B​​​​

This one just made me laugh so hard. Cardi is just herself which is what makes the whole video! Plus her driving (because she does have a drivers license) will get ya!

​2. M​igos

Adding in their twist to songs and even rapping their new ones. This was good.

3. Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato

These two go way back to their Disney Channel times. Listening to their angelic voices plus their stories is really entertaining.

4. Bruno Mars

His smile to his vocals you don't want to miss out on this one!

5. Jennifer Lopez

The funny questions to the insane car dance moves this is great!

6. Adam Levine

Throwing some nostalgia into their ride. This one will be sure to make you smile!

7. Justin Bieber vol. 2

Classic and new JB, what can go wrong?

8. Stevie Wonder

For all you 70s and 80s kids, this one is for you!

9. Adele

"Hello...it's me...I was wondering if after all these years we could meet...and drive around."

10. Lady Gaga

Her vocals are just amazing!

11. Shawn Mendes

You can tell he does not need any autotune!

12. Broadway ft. Hamilton and more

This made all my broadway song dreams come true!

13. Sam Smith

He's killing it!!!

14. All I Want For Christmas Is You

This makes my day every time he comes out with the Christmas Carpool Karaoke!

15. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Yall this is just so great and funny!

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