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Fall 2003 - Editor's word

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A word from the editor

By Darci Kirby

The transition to Purdue University is full of interesting moments, so here are some things you might expect during your first year.

  1. Ramen noodles will become the staple of your diet. They're $0.25 a package, $0.20 on sale, and come in a variety of flavors. By the end of your freshman year, you will discover the multiple culinary variations of this product.
  2. You will watch cartoons more than when you were a child. There isn't anything more rewarding after a hard day of classes than sitting back and watching Cartoon Network. Also, "The Simpsons" is about the most widely watched program on campus, and during the week at 6 p.m., you can walk down the corridor of any given residence hall and hear the antics of Homer and Marge.
  3. The Purdue Memorial Union couches will become your best friends. After a late night, these fluffy pieces of furniture are a welcome sight. Many students take advantage of the Union couches in between class - and hope they wake up in time for the next one.
  4. If you leave your door open, they will come. By leaving your residence hall door open, you not only get fresh air, you meet new people. It's really easy for someone to stick their head in and say "hi" if you create a welcome environment.

There are a million Purdue traditions and experiences that you will be bombarded with during your first year. The best advice I can give you is to do it all. The next several years go by very fast. Don't let them pass you by.