College has been the best time of my life and sadly my time at Ball State is coming to an end, but here are just some of the things Ball State students do during college.

1. You'll see Cory Cox at the chug AT LEAST once before you graduate

2. If it's above 50 degrees, everyone is throwing a darty on Jackson or Neely. It doesn't matter the day

3. You will drink a lot of alcohol out of plastic water bottles and that's okay

4. Don't even think about getting a parking pass because there will never be a parking spot for you to park anyways

5. You'll know your exact order and probably even the order number for China Express

6. You'll find short cuts around McGalliard because of all of the lights and traffic

7. You're going to know all of the bartenders at Brothers

8. You'll take dramatic pictures of the Bell Tower and post them like no one has ever seen a picture of the Bell Tower before

9. If you see Charlie Cardinal, you get a picture with Charlie Cardinal

10. You will probably be drunk at Club Bracken a couple of times before you graduate

11. Whenever you're happy, you're going to "chirp chirp" at everything

12. When someone says queso, you go to Puerta

13. You will definitely dance on the bed of a truck that has a fraternity flag at the tailgating fields

14. And then you won't go to the game. Ever. Even though it's free

15. Ball State might be a dry campus, but you will definitely drink in your freshman dorm (I would say Lafollette but they're tearing it down)

16. Late Nite carnival is one of the best nights of the year

17. You're going to spend your last $10 on alcohol from Friendly Package

18. You'll learn to appreciate Muncie and all of it's glory

19. You'll make lifelong friends that will help you in your hardest times and be right by your side for your best

20. You'll make memories that will last a lifetime and be forever grateful to be a cardinal


These are just some of the things that make Ball State so great. I'm so thankful for these last 4 years and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Also, thanks to Nick Harris, an IU student who apparently spends too much time at Ball State and could help me with this article.