16 Things You Know Are True if You Go To Salisbury University.

16 Things You Know Are True if You Go To Salisbury University.

Rule number one, you have to get a picture with Sammy.

We gulls know that Salisbury University has some very iconic things around its campus. From the perpetual downpour of rain to the late night walks to Cookout and to the school wide phenomenon that is Spring Olympics, it's quite the mash up of different events and traditions. But we wouldn't have it any other way, and I know that we all are longing for summer to end so we can get back to our home away from home.

1. If you're in-state, you see someone you know from high school every day.

2. Cookout at 2 a.m. on the weekends is the busiest place you'll ever witness.

You're gonna have to wait about an hour for that milkshake.

3. Always have an umbrella.

It feels like all of the rain in the world is just sent directly to SU.

4. Nanticoke is the hotel of dorm rooms.

And Severn is the worst.

5. Are you even a Salisbury student if you don't have a picture with Sammy?

Go Gulls!

6. The tunnel and Red Square floods every time it rains.

I'm bringing a pool floaty next year to see if I can float the entire tunnel.

7. Having a biker or a skateboarder fly past you in the tunnel is basically guaranteed to give you a heart attack.

I saw a unicyclist once.

8. You have SafeRide's number saved to your phone.

And you have to fight a crowd of drunk people to get your van.

9. You have about a four percent chance of booking a study room in the library.

And if you did book one, you have to kick people out of it to use it at your designated time.

10. There's a dude that walks around campus just singing and serenading people.

I sang along to Santeria with him in Cookout once.

11. Don't know where the party is? Just ask if it's New Zoo or Old Zoo.

12. The Spring Olympics is huge and it's basically a field day for adults.

I sadly lost the pie eating contest.

13. Hungry Minds always has at least a thirty minute wait, usually caused by a flood of girls ordering paninis.

I just want my damn burger.

14. The dining hall has the best chocolate milk and soft serve ice cream you'll ever have.

The freshman fifteen is purely from those.

15. Every event for SGA, Greek life, or club is held in Red Square.

And they will call you out on the microphone to get you to participate but it's usually where you get free tshirts and snacks.

16. You proudly call it home and miss it dearly when you're not there.

Cover Image Credit: Salisbury University

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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No, A Colored Student Did Not 'Steal Your Spot,' They Worked Hard To Get Here

I keep hearing this ignorant question of, "How come illegal immigrants can get scholarships, but I can't?"


Real talk, this whole "they're stealing our resources!" thing has to stop.

It ranges from welfare to acceptance letters into prestigious universities. People (and by people, I'm referring to those who identify as white) have made the assumption that they are having their opportunities stolen by people of color. That's ridiculous.

I love my university. I love the people at my university. However, when I sit in a classroom and look around at my colleagues, the majority of them are white. Of course, there are some classes that are filled with more people of color, but for the most part, they're predominantly white. So, let's say that out of a classroom of 30 students, only 7 identify as people of color.

In what world can somebody make the argument that those 7 students are stealing the spot of a white student? I don't think people realize how hard those 7 students had to work just to be in the same spot as their white counterparts.

Let me use my experience: I am a Latina woman who is attending university on a full-ride scholarship. I don't always tell people about this, because I don't feel like being asked, "wow, what did you do to get that?!" A lot. I keep hearing this ignorant question of, "How come illegal immigrants can get scholarships, but I can't?"

First off, those "illegal immigrants" you're bashing, don't even qualify for financial aid. They don't qualify for most scholarships, actually. Second, have you considered that maybe, that "illegal immigrant" worked hard in and outside of school to earn their scholarship? I received my full-ride scholarship on the basis of my GPA, but also because I am a lower-class woman of color and was selected because I am disproportionately affected by poverty and access to a quality education.

So, this scholarship was literally created because there is an understanding that minorities don't have the same access to education as our white counterparts. It's not a handout though, I had to work hard to get the money that I have now. When white students get scholarships, it's not a handout but when you're Latina like me, apparently it is.

This way of viewing minorities and their education is damaging, and further discourages these people from receiving a quality education. We didn't steal anybody's spot, we had to work to get where we are, twice as hard as our white colleagues that are not discriminated against on a daily basis.

Instead of tearing down students of color because you didn't get a scholarship, why not criticize the American education system instead? It's not our fault tuition is $40k a year, and we have no reason to apologize for existing in a space that is predominantly white.

To students of color: you worked hard to get where you are, and I am proud of you. To white students: I'm proud of you too. We all worked hard to get to where we are now, let's lift each other up, not put each other down.

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