I Went to Purdue by//Kami Geron

IMG_6494.JPGLooking Into The Future. Last weekend I toured Purdue University, around four hours away from New Albany. Like many others, I classified Purdue as only an engineering school so turned my attention to other colleges. Besides that, I’ve seen them on TV playing basketball, and thought what even is a Boilermaker? Who wants to wear those colors?

We toured the campus at night. We passed the bell tower and the Purdue “P”. We walked in between old building and frat houses. Finally I got into the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering. Since I was a little girl I’ve been in love with space and still have so many models, articles, space patches, and legos to prove it. The design of the building called out to an architect in me, the models to the explorer, and the projects to my inner engineer.

The next day I toured in broad daylight. I saw student life on an early Saturday, and buildings in their full beauty. Best of all, I experienced something most will never get to, a Purdue basketball practice. I saw players who were the best of the best doing basic drills, and it’s powerful to know even the best practice is the basics from time to time. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to be kicked out, but living life in the edge is what a journalist should do, right?

It’s so interesting to see the light and dark in things, the daytime and nighttime view of buildings and architectural structures. So to all my Boilermaker dreamers, enjoy Purdue, it’s a wonderful college both inside and out.

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