Warm and fuzzy

Check out this slightly tl;dr post on College Confidential’s Wesleyan board by “showtunesguy89″…Words his, emphasis mine.

A current freshman’s perspective on Wesleyan

Wesleyan University is unbelievable! Orientation has opened my eyes to fantastic horizons along the wide-ranging human spectrum. I have met people from all over the world and of all types–from the girl hailing from the Bahamas to the transgendered student who identifies as neither a male nor a female. I truly feel that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of a lifetime, in which people will accept you BOTH for who you are (one half of your identity, which includes your personality and origin) and for what you identify as (the other half of your identity, which includes your gender identity, race, and sexual orientation). No one harbors a desire to harm others or to allow judgment to override understanding through interactions; in other words, no one closes himself/herself/zerself off to other people simply because of preconceived notions garnered from a social vehicle like Facebook. Okay, let’s be realistic– Wesleyan is a place where people smoke and drink, among other forms of substance abuse–but are there many secular institutions in America that have completely sober students? Nope. With this aside, Wesleyan is, once again, fantastic! There are males and females that willingly crossdressed for the Foss Cross party last night. (Oh, by the way, my class [The Class of 2011] closed MoCon last night with the last event ever to take place there.) Of course, Foss Cross wasn’t for everyone, which is why Wesleyan also hosted a coffeehouse event on Nicolson Terrace. As you can see, Wesleyan offers something for every top student that is accepted. There is something so rich, so fundamental, and so profound at Wesleyan that you can’t find at HYP, Brown, Columbia, or any of the Ivy League schools, and that’s simply Wesleyan. Wesleyan is a domain of intellectual pursuit, individual exploration, acceptance (and not just tolerance), integrity, respect, diversity, friendliness, social interaction, and so much more. I am immensely proud of my university, and cannot see myself anywhere else, not even at Vassar or UChicago, my former first choices. Therefore, if you want to apply to Wesleyan, I would absolutely encourage (if not urge) you to do so. There is something beautiful about this campus–not only the Usdan Terrace (which, by the way, has amazing food) or the castle-like structures that stand at the bottom of Foss Hill, but also every single student. As a native New Yorker and current New Jerseyite, I have always preferred an urban environment, such as that of the city (NYC), to anything else; even so, I feel that I have finally found my true home away from home. Wesleyan is one of the most selective universities in the nation, but if you make it in, you are attending one of the finest universities ever founded in this nation. God speed to all and good luck!

Damn, kid, you should work for Admissions.

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16 thoughts on “Warm and fuzzy

  1. Anonymous

    I actually posted this. :) Sorry if it makes you sick, but I’ve definitely fallen for Wes. I thought that it’d be Bumblefuck and shit the first week I got here, but I was surprised. And no, I’m not high, though the people around me usually are, haha.

  2. Anonymous

    I actually posted this. :) Sorry if it makes you sick, but I’ve definitely fallen for Wes. I thought that it’d be Bumblefuck and shit the first week I got here, but I was surprised. And no, I’m not high, though the people around me usually are, haha.

  3. Anonymous

    &lt bad elton john impression &gt it’s the cycle / the cycle of love….! &lt /bad elton john impression &gt

  4. Anonymous

    &lt bad elton john impression &gt it’s the cycle / the cycle of love….! &lt /bad elton john impression &gt

  5. Mad Joy

    As a fellow collegeconfidential poster (though I’m a little ashamed to admit it), it’s good to see that current students love Wesleyan… and good for prospective students to see how much current students love Wesleyan ^-^ keeping up the cycle of love :D

  6. Mad Joy

    As a fellow collegeconfidential poster (though I’m a little ashamed to admit it), it’s good to see that current students love Wesleyan… and good for prospective students to see how much current students love Wesleyan ^-^ keeping up the cycle of love :D

  7. Anonymous

    oh leave the kid alone, he’s excited and he hasn’t been jaded yet. i remember when I thought Wesleyan was more fun than Disneyland and couldn’t contain my excitement and was just constantly gushing about it. its a little naive, but a lot of what he says is true, if a little over zealous.its refreshing to see that kind of enthusiasm, we’ll see how long it lasts.

  8. Anonymous

    oh leave the kid alone, he’s excited and he hasn’t been jaded yet. i remember when I thought Wesleyan was more fun than Disneyland and couldn’t contain my excitement and was just constantly gushing about it. its a little naive, but a lot of what he says is true, if a little over zealous.

    its refreshing to see that kind of enthusiasm, we’ll see how long it lasts.

  9. Anonymous

    See, THIS is why the internet thinks we’re annoying. But no worries – glad you’re enjoying it here so far showtunesguy89, it’ll go by fast etc. etc.

  10. Anonymous

    See, THIS is why the internet thinks we’re annoying. But no worries – glad you’re enjoying it here so far showtunesguy89, it’ll go by fast etc. etc.

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