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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Admission difficulty: Medium
School size: Large
Tuition: In state: $5,000/year; Out of state: $15,000/year
Who you'll find at KU: Rabid basketball fans; Johnson County socialites ("omg, did you know that Johnson County is, like, the THIRD richest county in the country?!" "No...?"); many Chicago and OKC transplants; co-op loving hippies who walk the slack rope outside Watson Library; small-towners and out-of-staters who are looking for a change of pace
-Mass: Massachusetts St., THE restaurant, bar, and music scene in Lawrence; short walk from campus
-Hiiiiiiii hewwwerryoo: "Hi, How are you?"
-Rock Chalk Jayhawk: School cheer/chant. Yes, it's eerie. No, we aren't a cult.
-The Hawk/The Ranch/The Wheel: Frat-tastic, roofie-laden, dance clubs / drinking establishments (18-20: "Oh, you can't legally drink? Ok, then, pay our $20 cover charge."); Proceed with caution ... better yet, just don't go.
-JeffCo: Jefferson Commons aka The Reserve (its new name after that, uh, shooting in 2004); off-campus lease-by-room apartment complex known for its massive parties, meat-market pool festivities and 2 a.m. sand volleyball. Oh, and that shooting? It's okay, those people weren't actually KU students...
Pros: Basketball season is AMAZING - KU is the birthplace of the sport; fantastic music scene every day of the week (great bands of the past and present such as The Anniversary and The Get Up Kids call Lawrence home); great education for a good price; beautiful campus, excellent pharmacy, journalism, and biology programs; only 45 minutes from Kansas City, MO
Cons: Tornadoes and brown recluse spiders and hippies, oh my!; depending on which dorm you inhabit, you can literally tell the grandkids you "walked up-hill in [a blizzard / 105-degree heat] to class, both ways!"; bigot/religious zealot Fred Phelps and his family frequently attend activities with their hateful banners to protest, well, anything; and, yeah, you're only 45 minutes from Kansas City, MO...
Reviewed by: Sarah (Garner) Christofferson, Class of '06