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So right now it's about ten a. M or so. So most of the food options that are open are actually the Terrence dining room, as well as Einstein bagels, Starbucks and Subway. So later on an afternoon, the rest of restaurants open because most of them are lunch or dinner warned oriented. So right now we just have breakfast options open to Hi camp israel. So i'm here with one of my friends, and we're actually walking toe einstein bagels. So while we're doing that, we're gonna have our little interview. So please introduce yourself and why you chose a you hi. My name's olic's. I chose you because i am an international studies major and a u is a top ten ranked school for international studies. Their school of international studies is fantastic, and it's filled with bastard former ambassadors and other people who have worked and like the foreign service. And so i mean, i think it's a really good experience and really good program for those of you who want to study foreign service. Additionally, though, like, fish is really close. Boy. Super diverse, super progressive. Which i have. And i mean, like, i think the student body and the school valleys. We actually answer the second question because what's soon body like here? Yeah. Oh, yeah. But i mean, like on top without, like, on top of the hole, like liberal progressive, as, i mean, like, you see a lot of diversity that matches one raised one of misty, one heritage. I mean, like there is i was probably a majority people of color here at this school, which makes me feel super accept because i'm mexican, and i mean, there's So what's your favorite part about campus? Like I mentioned earlier, the diversity. You know, I'm really progressive, really liberal. And I like, seen people no different kind of people. I like seeing different skin. Colors are like different cultural identities, like different narratives. You know, I like seeing different people practiced different faiths on the campus. I mean, it just makes me feel like we're not, You know, we're not, like just one person, you know, multiple people. Yeah, that makes one world. So can you describe your least favorite part of you? Yeah, it is forty minutes to get here. That's because I Okay, so, like again, I don't live on campus. I live downtown. Um, but like the metro, you have to take a shuttle from here to the metro. And I'm like, uh, shut us pretty rough. You up a little little round me like it's as it arrives. Every fifteen minutes. Like you. You mean? But like most people who live on campus, like, live in the area, like around here intently town, Please introduce yourself and explain why. Okay, so my name is and the reason why I chose you wanted financial. It was really good. So I really like the fact that it was away from home, but it was not too far from home. And I also like that it was a small campus and it was not too large. So can you please describe the student body here? I was head of the student body here is pretty friendly. But I do find that people are really clicking and I wish I could interact with more people. Like outside. Yes. Can you please describe your typical Friday night? Friday night's. Very. If I have a lot of Homer, I'll try toe like, you know, say, let me stay home. Sometimes I go for Howard to go to a party. I mean party. Maybe I'll close the club. Yeah. Can you describe what options here? Okay, so the food options here are really trashed way Only have one dining hall way have, like, fourteen coffee stops. And it is like the coffee shops are good. But it's like they don't They have food. But it's not gonna kill you. It's more like a bad option. And even though we have, like, little other options, just that's really going to fill me up like losing way up out of time. We have, like, one dining hall, like three gyms, and it doesn't make any sense. We need another dining hall, and also the dining hall is really repented. So what is your favorite part of? My favorite part of you would definitely be the campuses because I think you're so beautiful. My, like the quad area and stuff and like Small, What is your least favorite part? My least favorite part will be definitely the food. Yeah, what's your favorite class? Fine. My favorite class will be my music class, which was widely punished. And I just like it because it makes you question things that you have any thoughts. And it's just like a really good like questions. Clyde, what's the surrounding towns on the surrounding? Tom is really white, and it's really suburban. And I feel like I mean, when you get into town, tell you, have more food options and stuff. But I just find a discouraging that I have to go like thirty minutes. It's all going other area. Just find a beauty. Supplies for that has like items from my hair type and fight. It's really deferred, Make or like if I wanted you to see something like we have subways or something like that is no story life of what's your major? My majors, which is communications thought did not. That's a minor. Can you please describe the academic environment here? I found the academic environment here is really good way, have a lot of options. Like if you don't if you need help with something, and I feel like there's a lot of support, can you give one piece of advice perspective? I'm the one piece of advice to prospective students that I would get that even to make sure you choose that which college you want really wise, because they're gonna be here for the next four years. And you don't want to be living every day that you're here complaining about something like, Well, I was here, etcetera, etcetera, for the next four years and also like Don't like College is gonna be different, hard. But it's not a part. I feel like when I was going to college applications, they made it World War three and something that I could never handle, but it's actually possible to avoid it. Campus. Really? So, right now I'm in my, uh, great ideas of mathematics pass right now. So this is a class I take at eight. Ten in the morning. Yeah, which is pretty rough. Um, but brain on with my math group, actually. And we're getting some work done as a group. All right, so I'm going to show us and videos A campus riel. So, um, this is actually my lounge. It's pretty noisy in there, so I don't want to, like, talk over it, but we can actually take a look. Oh, So this is my loans with people. My lounge. Hey, guys, can you ask a lot of Just describe the food options on campus. Okay, So the doctor are pretty actually extensive. I want to be almost every hall here in this campus has kind of capitally or like food plays. I s I s building has to have, which has some bomb ass coffee on some really good like food options itself like that. There's Einstein Rose. There's fresh, which has a hope until, like vegan salad options and stuff like that. There's a place called megabytes on this campus, and they have a mean teacher. It really well, really good. So some pretty cool for options. And then, like around the campus area itself like this, you know, there's a lot of good stuff. Subway had all of this stuff. Can you get one piece of advice for prospective students for prospective students? Yeah. Don't come here with, like, expectations. I know that sounds kind of weird, but like when you come here, you will grow into the culture of a you're growing to the culture of being locked in DC Um, you know, really mean, and then take its much advantage as you can of the surrounding areas. I mean, every weekend, some institution is holding a talk every weekend. There's our concert just over that every weekend. It's just fun stuff to do around here. So I mean, like, come here. Kind of like with an open mind, you know? You mean, don't don't come here thinking that you're gonna take on the world, Because even if you want to take on the world, you know, the world's gonna change while you're here. And that's just because perspective. So you come here with an open mind with a clean slate? Exactly. Right. So thank you so much for You explained that you're an s I s. Can you explain your major and a swell the academic environment around it? So s I s the School of International Studies, and I'm an international relations major. That means, like, foreign service diplomacy, kind of looking things that kind of looking at, like, global theories are supposed to like just domestic items. Um, academic environment here is intense. Uh, people come to this school to do s I s into public policy. Those were part of the two biggest schools here on campus. But s I s I can set his top by ambassadors for ambassadors for Mercer, a former foreign service professionals, a lot of international economists, and obviously all of them are really passionate about what they do. And they do not mess around like they will. They don't play around with you, you know? They have their opinions, of course. And we have our own opinions to stuff without. But it's like, that's a point. It's challenging, and it's it's intense. Hey, also, I'm right now standing in the middle of the quad for the dorms. So this is the freshman dorm quad. So right behind me is Anderson and Centennial, and over here is Let's haul. So basically, Anderson Centennial on Let's are actually all connected if you can see by the hall wakes and they're broken up into different style homes. Most of the people who live and Let's haul actually are part of programs like You scholars and Washington mentorship. And then over here at Anderson Centennial Anderson are for is mostly for kids who were in university college programs and as well as Centennial Hall, actually being the sweet style housing here on a campus.