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5 Reasons Why Old Dominion University is FLY:

1. "Big Blue" is the Capital One National Mascot of the Year. ODU's mascot, a lion named Big Blue, is the 2010 winner of the national mascot of the year award. School spirit rocks!

2. They have a Quiddich team. Yes, the famed sport from the Harry Potter Books. Students break into teams, get on brooms and run around.

3. Before you graduate, you have to ride the Lion. Speaking of lions, there's a statue of one in the center of campus that students sneak a ride on top before they leave the university. It's actually not allowed by the administration, so if you get caught, one student says you have to write a reflective essay.

4. There's a Ghost Hunter Club. Just in case you think cafeteria food isn't spooky enough, there's a club you can join to search for apparitions and haunted places.

5. Old Dominion University was named by royalty. It derives its name from one of Virginia's state nicknames, "The Old Dominion." Given to the state by King Charles II of England for remaining loyal to the crown during the English Civil War, the nickname serves as a reminder of ODU's royal roots.


5 Reasons Why Longwood University is FLY:

1. There are a lot of random art sculptures and pieces on campus. They used to have a two-headed rubber duckie on campus but it got sold. Don't ask who bought that.

2. The Chi is always watching... There's a secret society called The Chi that walk around in hoods (not White ones) and make sure that LU students are all following the honor code of the University. They leave little notes around campus. (Kinda creepy but cool, huh?)

3. Oozeball is the sport of choice. It's volleyball but the focus is on playing it in the mud. They even add water to make sure the mud is the right texture.

4. The highlight of Oktober Fest is COLOR WARS. Based on graduating year, the classes are divided into the red team and the green team. The goal is to cover the other team in your color. Which ever team is covered the most by the other teams color loses. (They like to get dirty at LU.)

5. Crowns are good luck; Rotundas are bad luck. Throughout campus in random places, there are crowns and blue rotundas on the concrete paths. The crowns are good luck if you step on them (one student said he makes sure to step on three before he takes a test). The rotundas are bad luck (one student said stepping on them means you'll have blue babies). So if you see a crowd of people fighting to walk on spot on the path or, conversely, if you see a crowd of students randomly parting like Moses and the Red Sea, you know why.


5 Reasons Why Univ of NC at Pembroke is FLY:

1. They get to walk through the drive-thru at the McDonald's across from campus.

2. They be "Cookin." It's a dance native to UNC Pembrokers

3. They're one of VERY few schools allowed to have a Native American Mascot (The Braves). It's because UNC at Pembroke was founded by Native Americans.

4. Their off-campus club of choice is El Tenampa, a Mexican warehouse turned into a nightclub.

5. Due to severe flooding when it rains, a student actually used a raft to get to class.


5 Reasons Why Wesley College (DE) is FLY: 

1. The students all get pom-poms upon arrival to the campus as a freshman.

2. The Basket is apparently the best dining in town.

3. Their roads must be smooth as ever... I paid a gazillion dollars in tolls to get there from NYC.

4. In Dover, when there's a fire, the siren lets the WHOLE TOWN know. That thang was loud as heck. I think they called EVERY fireman in Delaware.

5. They're the first place I've performed where during my Q&A, instead of asking questions about me and my work, a student rose their hand and asked "Can I perform my poem?" He was pretty good too!


5 Reasons Why University of North Carolina at Charlotte is FLY:

1. They have trollies to take you around campus. That beats an MTA Bus ANY DAY

2. The founder of the school, Dr. Bonnie Cone, is actually buried on campus.
You can pay your respects in the Van Landingham Gardens behind Fretwell and at the corner of Mary Alexander and Van Landingham Glen. (Kinda creepy though!)

3. The University has their own movie theater on campus, complete with a concession stand.

4. A UNC Charlotte student won the ultimate fan contest for BET’s 106 & Park video countdown show. I saw him on TV right before I performed in the Student Union Norms

5. OMG, they have an Apple store & a hair salon in the student union.
Why leave the school grounds???