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Greenville, NC
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18,317
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$19,683 ($5,869)
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Athletics: Pirate Pride is about going to football games even when the team doesn't win every time. Participating in the `Purple! Gold! Purple! Gold!' cheer is a must, too. It doesn't hurt to wear some Pirate colors either, or even paint some on. Tailgating is awesome here. I've heard a joke about how Pirates pre-game harder than some other schools party. I think that can be true, sometimes to the point that people might actually go to games and support the team because they don't remember how bad it was. It's really inspiring for me, as a senior, to see how many alumni seem to keep coming back to town on football weekends. Hotel and restaurant parking lots always seem packed.

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Athletics: Not everyone can win all the time. I know that. Somebody has to lose sometime in order for there to be a winner, but the losers shouldn't be the same people all the time. For a while, we were the constant losers. Please, Coach Holtz, please lead our boys to some football wins. I know it's going to take a bit of time to recover from the past few years, and we're ready to give it some time, but please start winning at some point. The games are fun, but right now, the tailgating is better. I'll be happy when the games are better than the tailgating, or at least are good enough to stay sober for after tailgating. Our team should be good enough to be worth watching in the rain. My parents told me it used to be like that when they were here in school, so I've grown up with that idea, and I'd like to see our football team turn around and regain some of our lost prestige sometime while I'm here in the next few years.

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Athletics: I'd say the most overlooked sport at ECU is tae kwon do, one of the martial arts. It's a club sport with very, very, very little funding-practically none. The club gets no respect. Given the fact that this is an Olympic sport, I think that this sport could use some more effort put into it at ECU, especially since we have students here who've won important competitions.

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Athletics: It's got to be hard for athletes to have all of that pressure on their academics, but I guess that's cool, because it seems like a lot of them just try to major in video production because they think it's easy or something. It took me forever to get into some of my major classes because the athletes got priority registration for some of them. That's messed up. I hear they have required study hall like every night if they are on a sports team, too, and that's great. Being an athlete shouldn't be an excuse to have lower grades than other people and still pass. Just because someone is good at a sport and their skills can bring a lot of money to ECU doesn't mean that they should not be held to the same academic standards as the rest of us.

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Athletics: Club sports really should not be overlooked at ECU. We're tough, too, and we compete just like the big varsity teams, except we don't have the same degree of funding-sometimes none-and we are usually better. We actually win. Try that, varsity teams!

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Athletics: Look for the vehicles of the real ECU enthusiasts on game weekends. I've seen a car, one of those old pimpmobile kinds of cars, around town that is painted in that old gold color of ECU, and it has purple pirates on the sides. Several times, I've seen an RV that is all painted up with purple and gold, and there's a pirate on the tire cover on the back, too. I can't quite fathom the level of dedication that would drive someone to paint their car or RV like that, but I guess I admire it. They must have had a fantastic experience in their days as ECU students.

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Athletics: Freeboot Friday is awesome! The Friday before every home football game, Freeboot Friday is held downtown in the public parking lot on the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. It's a really fun event, and seeing everyone interact there-students and members of the community-betters my opinion of Greenville.

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Athletics: I went to a football game a couple of years ago because a group of my friends were going. It was way too cold to be out at a game that night, but it was supposed to be an important game, because if ECU lost, everybody knew the coach was going to be fired. Well, they were losing really badly, and a drunk guy below us in the stands started yelling out in the direction of the coach at the time, `You're fired! You're so fired! You and your purple jumpsuit are fired!' Security came and took that guy away. Guess who lost. Yep, ECU did. Now we have a new coach, and at least we've won a few games!

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Athletics: Baseball is the best sport at ECU! They have a cool new stadium. A lot of people were unhappy when they built it, though, because now the fans can't just sit outside the park, tailgate, and still see the game. There's a big hill there now, so spectators actually have to go inside the park. That was mean. I'm glad I don't live in the neighborhood near the stadium, too, because it'd be so loud almost every night in the spring. At least the baseball team wins! Everybody loves to watch winning teams play.

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Transportation: ECU and Greenville both have buses that run all over the city. ECU buses are convenient to get to most places on campus, but it is quicker to get your car and run errands.

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Transportation: I rode Trailways to Raleigh one time. I don't ever plan to do that again, and I don't recommend that anyone else try it either, unless they know ahead of time what the buses are like. It was extremely unpleasant.

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Transportation: I use Amtrak to go home to New York since I don't have a car in Greenville. It takes forever, and it's really complicated, but I get a great student discount. I like not having to drive that far.

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Transportation: I thought the GREAT buses looked fine, but then I rode one, and I found out I'm a lot more comfortable on the ECU buses, and they go almost everywhere I need to go when I need to go there.

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Transportation: ECU's transit system is really great because they hire student drivers. They make pretty good money, too, especially if they drive a charter route. I had a roommate one time who drove a bus, and she always volunteered to drive charter routes so she could make more money.

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Transportation: I can go anywhere I want to around town on the ECU bus, so some weeks I never move my car. I live off campus and can even ride the campus bus to the mall and to Wal-Mart. It really saves gas money that I can spend on shopping trips.

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Transportation: Cabs are a little sketchy in Greenville. I see them driving on the street sometimes, but I never see them delivering people to campus. I wonder who rides in them.

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Transportation: The ECU buses run around campus, to off-campus housing complexes, and to several shopping centers. I love to be able to ride the bus and not have to drive in the traffic. I just need to have my ECU 1 Card to be able to ride all of the buses.

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Transportation: The bus schedule is easy to find on the Student Transit Authority Web site. I check it around breaks and holidays, because sometimes they run shorter hours.

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Transportation: Have you seen those accordion buses we have at ECU? They are so funny looking, but they do carry a lot of people in one trip. That is great, because I used to have to wait for the next bus sometimes when they had those short buses running between campus and the commuter lot at Minges.

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Transportation: I wouldn't ride a Trailways bus, but I do see them driving through town. I guess if I had an emergency I would consider them, but I believe I could find a better way to get where I need to go.

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Transportation: Riding the bus is a great way to meet new people. I learned early in the semester that the same people are always waiting at the bus stop, so I look forward to getting there early and having time to talk to the pretty girls who are waiting. Then, we can share a seat on the ride to campus.

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Transportation: I knew nothing about Greenville when I got here, so I decided to get on a bus and ride. I had no idea where I was for a while, but after I'd ridden around a few times on different buses, I started to recognize some places.

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Guys & Girls: Man, all I've got to say is don't do anything crazy or stupid or scary when it comes to girls. Don't be that guy. There's already too many of `that guy' at ECU, and it's giving us nice ones a really bad rap.

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Guys & Girls: I always heard that ECU has some of the prettiest girls, and one of the largest percentages of pretty girls compared to other schools, too. I've been around to a lot of other schools visiting friends, and now that I'm here, I really do think ECU does have the prettiest girls. It's taken me a while to figure out why that is, too, but I think I've finally figured out that it's because everyone's so dang happy. It's not at all like it is at some schools I've seen. Everybody here's happy, and it makes them so pretty.

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Guys & Girls: I love it when the guys grow up a bit and wear nice shirts. Their jeans can be worn, but if the shirt's nice, even casually not tucked in and with the sleeves rolled up and the collar unbuttoned, then they look really good. Girls will notice, and may even compliment the guys if they look good.

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Samantha Mandel
Hometown
Matthews, NC
Major
Biology
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The quality and enthusiasm of the professors who care about their students is what attracts and retains students who could have gone to larger and more prestigious schools. Greenville is quite charming and has such good local food that most skeptics love the area, or at least ECU, by the time they graduate. Although the campus police are friendly, ECU is quite strict, perhaps in an effort to downplay the “party school” reputation. The strictness, however, contributes to student safety and helps reduce the drug presence on campus. Alcohol is a problem for some students, and the clubs are tempting, but the counseling center can help students with their problems. ECU’s computer resources are excellent, and the athletic facilities are better than the teams’ records. ECU’s most enjoyable facilities are the green areas, especially because the weather here is so pleasant—crazy, but pleasant.

Whether living on or off campus, students should join organizations to maximize their college involvement and build leadership experience for their resume. With ECU’s diverse student population, new students can easily find an organization, Greek or non-Greek, that is for them. ECU is reputed to have one of the highest concentrations of pretty girls anywhere, and the guys are good-looking overall, too. The Southern hospitality creates a welcoming social atmosphere. ECU has been through sports losses and administrative shake-ups in the past, but some of the political damage seems to be getting straightened out. So, as usual, ECU students are optimistic. They will continue to be easy-going, yet serious and balanced, fun-loving learners.

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