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Posted by Bridget Kunz on November 17, 2015
You know you're talking to a fellow Bearcat when you can bond over bad weather jokes or your favorite Binghamton-area eats like old pals. Life at Binghamton is filled with so many great, and some not as great (cough cough...winter weather), experiences. Here is a list of things only Bearcats can understand, written by soon-to-graduate senior Bridget Kunz.
After they scan your student ID, you grab as much free food as you can possibly carry (even if you aren't hungry). Because hey, it's FREE!
You live for Saturday morning so that you can order your chocolate chip-banana pancakes. But those lines, though.
You swore it was unnecessary. Well, now it’s your favorite and most essential accessory for combating the temperamental Binghamton weather.
You wake up to a Blackboard e-mail from a professor saying class is canceled. You could use this extra time to do homework that has been piling up, but you decide to binge-watch Netflix instead.
College-in-the-Woods Night Owl milkshakes are by far the best you have ever had in your life. Upperclassmen remember the days when they cost $5, and shudder at the thought.
You're simply envious of their youth and that they are just beginning their college experience, while yours is on the way to being over.
Yet, it's a rare occurrence that might be more magical than Harry Potter himself.
They always makes your day brighter.
But it's so much effort to have to say what SOM, ITC, UDC, CIW, C4, Nowl, E-board and PODS mean.
That feeling of victory when you are standing in the one exponentially long line to pay for your breakfast before your 8:30 a.m. class and you are the first to sprint over to the newly opened register.
You become irrationally loyal to the building in which you live.
Everyone you interact with seems to be coughing up a lung. It finally catches up to you the week you have multiple tests and papers due every day.
You are a warrior on the field, because that championship title means everything.
But now they are a staple of your diet and you have a very specific way you like your order.
Attempted being the key word. Going to the East Gym and finding an open squat rack at 5:30 p.m. during the week is like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
That one spot where you easily get into the zone and get through all the studying you've been putting off until last minute.
And experienced the crushing feeling of walking into Bartle and realizing everyone and their brother had the same idea.
Whenever you go, you tell yourself you are going to try something new, but always end up with a delicious plate of rigatoni ala vodka.
This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to choose hitting the books over a game of KanJam with your buddies.
You know what Baxter looks like, and then you Google image 'bearcat' and are like "wjfkefbjenfklf?"
Throwing elbows and dirty looks is not uncommon during peak times. Has anyone ever heard of personal space?
With finals and commencement ceremonies looming, Spring Fling is the perfect day of fun, festivities and food to take your mind off things. Let's be real. Who doesn't love funnel cake and carnival rides?
Yes, we have been undefeated since 1946. Yes, that is because no actual football team exists. But here's hoping!
It's something you put in your agenda before you even arrive back at school for the fall and spring.
Flo, the Progressive Insurance girl, is probably the most referenced. Why not brag -- she's great!
October is the month that your Instagram feed blows up with pictures of the leaves changing colors around the Nature Preserve pond and from the top of hiking trails.
You make scientific inferences based on their clothing, personality and how they speak. Long Island.
Even as a senior you have cold-sweat flashbacks to your first time registering as a freshman at Orientation. Whether it was you or the kid next to you, tears were shed.
People know it's you from afar based on your puffy jacket, hat and snow boots. No one knows what your cold-weather clothing looks like because your outer layer rarely comes off.
And then all your friends at actual Ivy League schools give you a look that says, "Whatever makes you feel better." You respond with a look that says, "In-state tuition makes me feel better!"
You have a lengthy response about how you are triple majoring with a minor, have two part-time jobs, are the on the E-board of four student groups, have an internship with a startup and volunteer in your spare time. Oh, and you just nailed the GREs, but you might take time off before grad school to join the Peace Corps or write a novel, while working on plans to start your own business.
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