32 Things That Make Us Elizabethtown College
Start writing a post
Student Life

32 Things That Make Us Elizabethtown College

Just little Etown things.

32 Things That Make Us Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown College

With homecoming just a week behind us, Etown students are reminded of the things that make us Etown. We have everything from unique traditions to various activities. All of these pieces put together is what makes us Elizabethtown College.

1. Carrot Cake means something to you.

2. It's normal to throw marshmallows at your rival.

Well only during the marshmallow bowl against Messiah.

3. You have a vocab dedicated to Etown abbreviations.

I mean we refer to ourselves as Etown. But you also know what SDLC, CBL, LLC, SLE, OCLE, FYS, KAV, OSA, BSC, SWAG, PMs and ITS means.

4. Campus News is your Monday reading.

5. You look forward to the first week of every month because that means new Toilet Talks and Stall Street Journals.

6. Walking to Brown Lot is your cardio.

7. You are guaranteed to see at least two to three people you know on your way class.

8. The President of the College is not just a figure head.

He's a familiar face on campus.

9. Leaving for class late means leaving only 5 minutes before it starts.

Because you can get there that quickly.

10. Community Service is your life.

Educate for Service is our motto and we take it seriously.

11. The dance club is the biggest club on campus.

Emotion showcases are something to look forward to at the end of each semester.

12. The Thanksgiving Dinner/Christmas Tree Lighting is an anticipated event.

We squeeze two holidays in two hours and the President reads us a Christmas story.

13. You have vivid memories of your first year walk.

We walk into to town, holding hands as a first-year class.

14. You know more about your professors than you care to admit.

15. You show the rock collection in the Masters Center to everyone new you bring on campus.

They think it's weird, but we think it's something to brag about.

16. You have a love/hate relationship with the Marketplace.

You love the dessert, but the food is hit or miss.

17. An iced carmella from the Blue Bean can cure your Monday blues.

18. You don't have a football team and you constantly joke about it.

Etown football: Undefeated since 1899.

19. Everyone thinks their dorm building is the best.

You hate Founders, but the people who live there will probably tell you otherwise.

20. You live for Tender Tuesday.

Chicken tenders every Tuesday, how could you go wrong?

21. You're salty when Taco Thursday doesn't happen.

It's supposed to be every other Thursday, but we've been without for a few weeks now.

22. You go all out for homecoming floats.

23. You have a collection of t-shirts from homecoming tables.

24. The Blue Bean is the perfect study place.

25. You love to get packages just so you can talk to the mail services people.

26. You are on a personal level with many staff members on campus.

Whether it's the environmental services staff or dining service, you know them on a first-name basis.

27. 'Brown Eyed Girl' puts you in a great mood.

Because it reminds you of the a capella groups on campus.

28. It's impossible to get through the BSC on Wednesdays at 11.

No one has class and chances are something is happening in the concourse, so it feels like the entire campus is out and about.

29. Mr. Etown is a well-attended event.

You have to get there early to get a seat to watch the Etown guys lip-sync and dance.

30. You feel like half of the people you meet are OT majors.

31. "It's a great day to be a jay" is a familiar saying.

32. You feel lucky to go to such a great school.

Blue Jays Always.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments