Other Retro Pages
Dates to Remember:
The Early Rejection Process
Pennsylvania Hates Me
SURVEY OF THE DECADES - CHILDREN & FAMILY
Last week my daughter and I went "College Tripping" as her school calls it. College Tripping is basically visiting colleges and universities to get a feel for what each one is like, and hopefully help the future college attendee - in this case my daughter - decide where to apply and eventually go.
On this trip we visited 3 universities: UCSC, CAL and Stanford. I think my daughter got a lot out of the trip - I mostly got blisters on my feet and lost. Of the three institutions, Stanford has the best parking situation. I think if my daughter went to Stanford there would be a chance I would actually see her again, unlike if she were to go to Berkeley, in which case I could only hope to catch a glimpse of her, and perhaps wave as I circled the block looking for a place to park.
Santa Cruz would also be acceptable in this respect, but I think my daughter has no intention of attending the same school as her parents - despite the summer camp like conditions and cocoon like atmosphere afforded by the Banana Slugs. (Yes, that is our mascot and we are darn proud of it!)
Of course she was most impressed by violent-crime-up-by-40% Bezerkely.
Berkeley hasn't changed much, except for the quite noticeable absence of white faces - especially the male variety (with the exception of the current resident wackos in the quad ranting about conspiracies and trees).
I did get some good pictures of the day's protest - the topic was The Saving Of A Tree - which is actually not a bad idea, really... but the powers that be seem hell bent on chopping it down, what with all the fuss and goings-on I witnessed.
To the left: we see the Police Chief dropping by to chat with the protesters.
Below: Berkeley just wouldn't be the same without a good, old-fashioned police barricade.
University of California at Berkeley wants you to know that they hate trees!
Stanford University wants you to know that they have the second largest campus in the world (1st largest is Moscow University) - and they are just soooooo spiffy doodle they can hardly stand it!
Honk if you Make These Mistakes!
|© Copyright Retro Housewife 2003-2009|