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Right now, we're in the dining hall and it's pretty full right now. So I'm going to show you guys everything that we've eaten and all of the options that we have in the hall. Hello. This is the egg bar and you could get in on it, right? This is a natural. Are this can also be a taco bar pancake car changes everything. This is the bar tonight. It's stir fry. But there's also sometimes Mac and cheese. You could get a personalized There's rice. Look, it's wei have chicken thiss entree changes every night. Always we have to get your card way. That makes me so upset. Here's the peanut butter driver Posters for the bagels. Yes, fresh Hi. Like this has always been here. But I have no idea what the heck it gets here. Everything that I have no idea what it is. I know that. And that's cantaloupe. And that's applesauce. And that's Ari. Quick matches not fresh, and I'm over here. Is it true over years? Pearson here. Wait, I don't know why, but they have a different fried vegetable every single day. It's easy, really uncomfortable rise. Fresh bruises. No, this is Adrian. He's one of the chefs. How are you tonight? Good. Can you tell us some things about the caf? It's a pretty interesting thank you. Talk about your culinary expertise. Well, I have eggs. Yeah. Yes, you do. And I'm really good. Explaining here is the ice cream stand. It is getting a We also have a soft serve machine. She's maker Pumpkin Chocolate chip. Caroline, I'm sure of it be. Can you just tell me what you got for dinner today? I'm finished Salad with chicken. Okay, guys, what is your favorite part about eating in the CAF? Sam, we could start with you eating with my friends. Okay, Dave? I don't know. Nice. Tell me what you've got to eat today in the dining hall. Chicken salad. Yeah. Okay, right now I'm going to take you guys up. Hill to Bertran library and a little facts about birth Bertrand Library is that it is five has five stories. It also has a video editing lab. It has all of the school's archived books on it. It has a twenty four hour study space. It has a coffee stand inside it where you can buy Starbucks has a computer lab and it basically, as everything that you could possibly need, also has a tech help center that you, Khun go, Teo, if you're having troubles with your laptop, it's really nice and clear out today. And when it's warm, this little sitting area is really nice. If you want to, like, sit down and watch a sunset, I come out here to sketch sometimes. Come here, there's There's a library, guys. No, I'm in the library. I'm being really quiet because nobody's being really allowed around me. But I'm just gonna show you guys some places inside the library while we're looking versus books. Gotta be nice for you guys to see at night. I'm gonna take you guys to my favorite study spot inside the library. Um, it is on the second floor. It's really quiet. That's a quiet floor, so we're not gonna say anything. Okay. Right now I am in one of the private study rooms on the second floor in Bertrand Library, and these rooms are up for reserve for Bucknell students. And therefore, if you want to do, like, a big group project or if you just want a private room to focus and study and you can reserve it to make sure that nobody else disturbs you. Some rooms have white boards. Other rooms have projectors, and all the different resource is that you may mean for whatever kind of academic you work you're doing. We're on a quiet floor right now, which it means that people appear probably doing some intense studying, so you can't make a lot of noise. And the floor above us two is also a quiet floor. So she was the engineering building and that is Economic East being built. Caroli six. All the trees right now. I want to show you, you guys one last name on the bottom floor of the library. We have these moving bookcases, repression, but and they move. And I like to call them the Hogwarts put cases because I feel like I've been the hot So this is the Elaine Lingo Center, and this is the outside of it clearly, and right now Lord and I are walking to dinner. So inside this building, there is the mill room, Um, center freshens to hang out when there's two dining halls. So right now we're going to Bostwick, which is the dining hall re swipe in and could have. So I just got off the main quad. And this is the view from upper campus. You can kind of see there's this big help. I'm going to the dining hall, and this is the main dining on campus. So there's one closer to senior housing. And then this is the main one is called Bostwick, a place called the bison on the lower level of the same building. And it's more of Cafe, Ala carte style. So instead of swiping in and getting unlimited, you purchase each item separately. Dining hall Lauren over there. And that's the salt a line. So every week they'll change it up and do a different saute option a bar This week. It's pasta, so it's still cover it now. But you usually pick everybody you want. They cook it over there right over here with Bara and basically pick what toppings you want, your eggs and how you want it, and they could get it and it's coming. The most popular station in the dining hall. I get it at least once. Freshmen have the unlimited dining plan, so it's good you got to go in and out all the time way. Have roundtable of some long tables. So you really confined any table you like. We just had a hearty lunch. And now what? We are up, Tio, show you guys three ice creams. Don't get the holiday Today we have these eight flavors on. Then it's kind of like a make your own sundae station. Biggest opting for a cone today. Good choice. They also have lockers free soft, sir. Over here way. Have allergy friendly zone. So they have stuff like we've been free fridge. The cheesy pudding is very good. It's very solid. No Alright, So mean Colleen just got taken from the caf, which we're going to bring Thio our Super Bowl watching get together. Very funny, very young. You can get take out, like once or twice a day, I would say, like depending on when you get it. I guess you need to get it like you need to space out the times that you get it. But yeah, it's good and it's easy. Convenient. Like sometimes I'll bring take out of the library studying if I don't have time to meet with friends and it is very convenient, Yes, so have bone So right now, I'm on the way to the library. I haven't appointment with one of the research librarians, and basically we have a bunch of those here at the library, and they could help you with any research project and help you find books. And it's super helpful and actually fun Fact. There is a little camera up at the top of the library right in the center, and it's a live stream, so you can send people the link and they can watch what's going on in the quad at any time of the day, which is pretty interesting in the library. The middle level is looking to be the loudest level, and then as you move up and down, those floors will be quieter, so I'm probably gonna have to be kind of quiet in here. And right over there to that door. We have a twenty four hour study space. So in the back of the library, there is a couple couches you can go on. And then over there there's a whole area full of these cubicle style workspaces. For here are the normal kind of table and chair workspaces. I usually go in the back where there's suppose. Here is this little lively. I have to go in here to work because it's, like, quieter, Thank you. Inside. It looks kind of Harry Potter esque because the main library looks a little different inside, but Yeah, So I go in there a lot. It's a secret life. Shaka is the inside of Carnegie, So Hello, everybody. This is Hallie. Shakeup featured in a previous vlog. We are coming back from our first night celebration. Ray, who would like to explain first night for my my vlog? I'm Hallie taking work. Okay, First night, they basically just said congratulations for us being here, completing our first semester. Yes, exactly. Way had some alumni. Corinne, Aaron, say hello. Um Wei are. We're walking back to Smith Hall right now and it is snowing outside and Yeah, Peace. Hello, world. We're at Seventh Street Cafe getting bunch. So wait. I can Oh, my God. Don't judge me. Yeah, there's a bad laugh again, but anyway get much everyday. I love it. And Aaron loves muchas Well. Kareem thinks that it's grass water. Hallie, I don't think has an opinion on that. She doesn't care. It's so much better with sugar. Okay, but seven Street Cafe, lovely place to study can This is what it looks like when I could be my dorm and this is called better Circle. The hill is on. All the costumes are going to get up that hill. So I'm going to my management class, right? Right here is Taylor Hall, and this is the home of management students. I'm going right now to meet with my advisor, so she consigned my ad drop form. I'm just going in through one of the side doors here. This goes right into the basement. So right now manager building and I'm going to talk for two. My advisors that can add up like last time were so crazy for all the questions. We're getting a new ministry building, which should be done in two or three years, I believe. And that's gonna be across campus. Actually, it's gonna be a brand new manager building. So this is the current management building. That's kind of offset from the rest of campus. But it's really nice inside and has a computer. So I'm currently going Teo room where they're having basically meeting great for my major so great. And now I'm headed to my tall Teo. Give them this little storm so I can add the cost schedule right over here Is this building? It's called botany. But inside this complex, we have the Career Development Center and the Office of Global Education. Now I'm walking downhill, and here is another view of Taylor Hall, which is the management building. This is when you're coming from hell and it's very pretty. The back of the management building. And actually, last semester, if one of my classes, we set up Corn Hole in the whole class, played it outside to collect data for some data analysis. So that was fun. It gets very cold in the winter, so make sure your coat Now I'm about to show academic West. So I have my EQ on one of three class in there, and it's one of the brand new buildings and its very nice and has a lot of open workspace and places where you can meet up with people and have conferences and such a quest. Right now. This is one of our new buildings, but it just has a bunch of classrooms. So I'm economy here. It's one of my bigger classes. So it's inside that kind of lecture hall style classroom. I think about how many kids, like twenty kids. Yeah. On academic piece is gonna be home for education and engineering. This is the outside, very grand. This is academic beast being constructed. So we just had a Nikon class and renowned the quad, and it's pretty empty right now. And one thing I've noticed is that you're there sometimes. Sometimes you're the only person on there, and it's campus. Just feel super Abdi. But then other times you'll see a bunch of people look out in Hammett. And this is where I'm going right now, because I am getting the instructors signature so that I can add a ballet costume, a schedule. And this is where we sometimes practice on dance, too. You know, this is the dance studio on campus. It's in the going called Tustin just had practice. Hitori. Um, and that's where I had one of my big lecture classes. And then here is where I went to. The office is ours. This is where I'm headed. And then through these windows, you could just see right into the main quad. Just really pretty. When it's sunny out, I hear is the art building. It's right by my dorm. I've never had a class in there, but it would be very convenient. If you're living downhill, then right through here is my So on campus we have two main quads. There's the science quad. We have the mouth started quad, which has the library. And it's kind of what we think about when we think of the main quad, which I am about to show you in some following clips, and it's very, very pretty. I'm on the mallets arty quad, and right now it's about eight fifty in the morning. I'm going to my nine o'clock aecom class, and as you can see, the quad is pretty much empty, which is really pretty. So then I went to E. Com class, and then here you'll see what it's like going back into the quad in the opposite direction. After class, we're about to go into the main quad, which is called the Malice. Artie can visit the mouth or the tongue. It's the malice started Quadrangle. And then right over there is Coleman, which is another academic building. I had an English class in there, and then this is the main quad. And then, as you can see in the distance, you can see the mountain as the quadrangle. I'm right over there is Von Late, which is, uh, the place where much officers are in classrooms. And then that is Bertrand Library. And then the science quad is through the how so majestic. What was that Brand number one rated. Very true. Is Rick Chapel not bloody? And just because mouth started, Quad is so pretty, I'm going to throw Hello anyway. Hello, people. Jane and I are walking to a fashion show hosted by B s. You the Black Student Union and a bunch of my friends are in it. So we will keep you updated. Continue blogging throughout the night. Updates to follow. Yes. Apparently it's in the gym. Welcome to my overview of all the different freshman living options. So I live in better haul, which I will soon show you. And there are Schwartz and McDonald, which are the ones uphill. And then there's Smith and better, which are the downhill options. The rez colleges are McDonald and Smith. So I do have friends that are impressed colleges there, and they love it. One big thing about Buck now is that you can't pick your roommate going into the year and obviously put your preferences on it Some things about you, and then they match you up with something that they think would be good Bye Smith, which is another freshman dorm. And then we're going to my heart, which is called better. So right here is my dorm building is called Better haul. This is called Smith. Then, as we walk here, you can see that Smith continues all the way on. Then better continues right over here. Half echoes right through there, and it goes to the gym. Vetter is composed of singles. Doubles are are quads and Smith. Everything about better is that it's at the bottom of the hill. So although you do have to go up the hill when you go to classes, it's really close to downtown. Here we have the Office of Transportation and Housing Services, so everything's really convenient being in better because we have a lot of this office is in our own dorm building, so better is comprised of four four's total, and there's two half floors. Two and a half and three and a half are single gender floors, and I'm on three and a half, so I have and all girls room. It does have a private bathroom, as do some of the singles and better. But every hall has its own communal bathroom, which most people use. I would say one of the main perks of being better is that it's so close to downtown. So if you want to go out and I am coming back, it's not going to be ah, long, hard track going back uphill. If you lived in McDonald or Schwartz halls, which are so that is the outside of better hall again. And then right over here is Hunt Hall. And that is where girls who Dorn shorties will live in. But not everyone will get to live here because space is limited to the front of Hunt Hall again. Right over here. It's called Buck. Now, Hol. It's used for lectures, poetry readings. So these are the gateways and juniors and seniors live here. It's basically a circle of these buildings, and then those are some stairs to go up campus on that Robert's right there. Just another dorm right out Tio, the little junior squad. I mean, soft housing. And this is the dorm building called Body. And then here and here you have two other sophomore housing buildings. And then where I just came out of it was. And this little place where you could do work print. It's like basically a library and I have a class in here right now, so it's pretty interesting. It's it's pretty much a daughter, but you gotta class this's Robert's home and I just got out of class, so I'm headed to lunch now. Just like Venice, and there's a kitchen and a basement work area, and it opens up to the same quality. Just showed. Where has he's other sophomore dorms, then? Right back. Here are some other dorms. It's basically a whole little quad of them. It's Colleen, Today I am showing you my, um my dorm. I live in Smith Hall, which is one of four freshmen dorms here at Buck. Now, Smith Hall is home to the residential colleges, which are basically living in learning communities. So I live in the social justice rez College. So here is my hall. Everybody on this whole lives and the social justice rez college. Um, so for the rez college, we have specific, like, foundation seminars. Which is, of course, that we take on. This is my room. That's my friend Avery. Every single o check up, say goodbye. Jacob is going somewhere right now. You'll probably see him later. And other logger, Whatever. Okay, So this's my dorm. I live in a double. That's my roommate's bed. A movie? Um, we live really well together, not going to lie. It's like random at Bucknell. So you don't get to choose who your roommate is. But I would say it worked out pretty well, so we just have to excel. Twin beds every over my bed s O. We get honestly, a lot of storage. We have those drawers here. The desk, which I put like a lot of books in and everything, and then here is my closet. I honestly don't have a lot of clothes, so, like, I don't care what. The closets aren't big enough. But honestly, for me, it's like fine here on my laundry, in my shoes and all that stuff, a lot of people by little boxes to put other stuff in, like I have here, and then my roomie has some, too. But now we're going to interview Avery about hurts or, um, so Avery, what? What dorm do you within? I live in better vetters, so interests, Yeah is known as the party dorm. Yeah, it's not. It's not as clean a Smith. I'm not going to live like when I got Smith. I was kind of nervous because it's all residential colleges, but it's like a lot cleaner and like, just nicer and general. The only thing is that the better rooms each side. The better room is really well separated, so you get a little bit of privacy. And also the closets are bigger than like hear me mean Emily are like, pretty close and everything. It's not like you get your own space, necessarily, like it's clearly just like a rectangular room like we were with each other all the time and stuff. But the rooms and better are a Z shape. Yeah, which is nice because you got your own privacy of everything. But you do have the option to rent a my growth with Micro fridge, which is what Emily and I did, which helps a lot. You're my essential oil diffuser. Some decorations I have. I tried to make it more beachy theme because it reminds me of home and everything. But honestly, overall, Smith Hall is really great.