6 Reasons The University Of South Carolina Is Still The Superior School

6 Reasons The University Of South Carolina Is Still The Superior School

The real USC.


After the recent loss in the annual USC vs. Clemson rivalry football game, I felt the need to explain why the University of South Carolina is still the superior school. We may not always win, but we always win.

Here are just a few of the reasons Carolina is the best school in the state.

1. Our location

Living in Downtown Columbia is definitely a plus because there is always something going on. Not only is living downtown fun but since we live in the middle of the state, trips to the beach or mountains are only a couple of hours away.

2. Tailgates

Tailgates are an all-day affair. They occur before, after, and sometimes during the game. There are also numerous places to tailgate at Carolina, whether it be a Cock a Boose or the frat lots, you're bound to have a good time.

3. Soda City, every weekend.

Small local businesses, food trucks, and other shops set up booths on Main St. every Saturday. You can buy food, jewelry, produce, flowers, and a lot more. The fun literally never stops.

4. Our mascot

Cocky is not only one of the most entertaining mascots in college football but he also participates in one of the best opening entrances for a football team. Let's not forget we have Sir Big Spur, who is the live mascot that attends every game. Saturday's in South Carolina just wouldn't be the same without them.

5. We don't wear God awful orange. 

This one is simple, no one looks good in orange. We wear garnet and black, and bleed it too.

6. The Community

Carolina is a university full of students who are there for each other and help others out when they're in need. Not only are the students nice, but the people of Columbia are also extremely welcoming. No matter where you're from, the community at the University of South Carolina makes you feel like family.

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12 Reasons You Should Not Go To Loyola University Chicago

You don't want to study with a lake front view.

Loyola University is a private university located on the north side of Chicago. With the new school year approaching, many incoming freshmen have made the final decision to attend Loyola in the fall. Although, if any of this list doesn't sit with you quite right, you might want to reconsider becoming a Rambler.

1. You hate being surrounded by one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

Loyola has recently gone through some serious renovations. Between the new changes and the lakefront property, it doesn't get any better.

2. You don't want to have a campus feel in one of the best cities in the country.

As soon as you step on campus, you can't even tell that you're in the city.

3. You're offended by an obscene amount of rabbits.

Need I say more?

4. You don't want to study with a lake front view.

The IC! (Insert heart eyes here.)

5. You don't want to run into the cutest, most amazing nun in the world.

We love you, Sister Jean!!!!

6. You don't want to take classes at an awesome downtown location.

If you didn't know, we also have another campus downtown. It's pretty great.

7. You hate Wrigleyville and the Cubs, being that it's a short 15-minute drive away.

Go Cubs go!

8. You would rather eat McDonald's and Pizza Hut than amazing food like Bop N Grill, Nori and Pete's Pizza.

There are endless Roger's Park food options. If you hate food, this is not the place for you. We love our food.

9. You hate ALWAYS having a designated driver for nights out.

Bless you, Uber.

10. You don't want professors that care and actually know who you are.

I can't stress enough the importance of small class sizes in a big-university setting. Every one of my professors knows my name and it's amazing.

11. You don't want to go to a school that genuinely cares for social justice and equality.

Loyola works really hard to make improvements in regard to social justice, especially within our own academic community. If this isn't something that interests you, this is not the place for you.

12. And finally, you don't want to receive one of the best, most well-rounded educations at one of the best universities in the country.

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I Can't Sing And Dance, But I Am SO Excited To Perform In Baylor Sing

Hopefully I don't actually break a leg!


If you should know anything about me, it's that I can't sing or dance to save my life. So when the opportunity to sing and dance in front of 2,000 people came my way, I was ready to say "heck to the no."

Baylor Sing is one of the most important and iconic traditions our university has to offer. For those of you don't know, Sing consists of organizations on Baylor's campus, such as fraternities and sororities, putting on seven-minute Broadway-style performances complete with singing, dancing, costumes, makeup, and lots of props.

When I first heard of Sing, I never thought I could do it myself.

Especially when I have not one dancing bone in my body. The Sing act itself is an intense 7-minute performance that I thought I would never be able to do. And when I was presented with the opportunity to join my organization's Sing act, I was ready to say no.

As a student with a 24/7 on-campus job, I thought I wouldn't be able to handle it.

But then I heard about all the amazing memories and friends people make while putting together their act for the entire Baylor community. They said you would meet people in your sorority that you would have never known or become best friends with before Sing. And then they told us about how rewarding it is to put on an act you have worked on for a long time and finally show it to an audience of more than 2,000 people. Even then, I was still nervous to commit to Sing.

But I did it anyway. And now I can't imagine my Baylor experience without it.

Sure, I almost twisted my ankle twice while dancing, lost my voice after a 3-hour rehearsal and complained to my parents over the phone about how Sing took a lot of time and energy from me, but it will be all worth it in a few short days.

I can only imagine what our first show night will be like, as the curtain draws open and the spotlights shine on our faces, ready to give a performance of a lifetime.

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