It's not until you graduate and bump into other Lubbock alums that you realize the bond this small town builds between people. Once you have lived in Lubbock, you just get it. It may not have the best shopping, the prettiest landscape, or the greatest service at the one trillion fast food and chain restaurants, but that's what everyone loves about it! A lot of the students who go to Tech come from big Texas cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, or Austin. Many have been to the classiest restaurants and shopped at the best stores—but on our little college budgets, does that stuff really even matter?
Living and breathing Lubbock (even when it smells like cow pies) imbues a person with a character that you can't obtain by going to college in a major city. Lubbock is in the middle of nowhere, which is no doubt a challenge that some people will take head on, while others will head straight back to that 84 stretch. Those who choose to stick it out will forever have the ability to find fun in any situation. A good time is found in the people you are with, and that makes Lubbock's atmosphere unbeatable. Lubbock is small, but not too small; slow, but not too slow; and fun, but not too fun. Either you love it or you hate it, and that's the bottom line.