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So this is our most famous fountain that we have here on campus, the most popular one. It's really beautiful. It's right in front of the business center. The K O B. C is what we call it, and that's where a lot of the bin students will take their business classes. And there's also a building right next to it. That's the extension of the business school over here. Right behind me. We have a Chloe and Hall, which was previously called Colonnades Dining Hall, but they recently changed the name. So you'LL hear both of those names being floated around Chloe and Hall is one of the most popular dining halls I would say we have here on campus. They have a lot of options for food. They always have a hot food section where they'LL serve like chicken, salmon, pasta. They always have a pizza section, a dessert section, a solid section, which is really nice. And then they have Green World, which is a very healthy. They always have a lot of vegan vegetarian options. Ellen does a pretty good job of always catering to dietary restrictions. Chlo, Hannes Upstairs, Downstairs we have Pores Head, which is a sandwich shop, and also they have a little, uh, convenient grocery store area. Down there, we get different items, like cereal and things like that. They also have a little great place where you can get crepes, and that is a part of meal swipe so you can use, like, I think you can use blocks wise for those or Phoenix cash anything like that. And then behind here, past the business center, we have the colonnades residential halls. So that's where you'LL find freshman sophomore is living there. Those air pretty nice residential there. Sweet styles and pod styles behind colonnades. We have Dannelly apartments, which are another set of apartments for students, and Dannelly also has, uh, an apartment style complex. So but they have what we call flats, which is about like six ish students in each flat. I believe I've never lived in daily, but I know a lot of people that have, and then they have a kitchen area, common space and then shared bathrooms for those as well. And then we have a retail place. Uh, we have Padova, which is the Mexican place over there, and we also find signs which is great for So I'm standing in front of Oaks Apartment. It's really, really close to mostly and the center of campus, which is really nice. They're sweet styled. They're very, very nice on campus apartments. I am in one of the freshmen dorms on campus. This is east, and there's several different buildings, and then they have a courtyard. So this is Maya. Hi, Isa. Freshman at you on. So what? This is high side. This, my roommates way. We had a micro friends would you can purchase at the beginning the year. What are some essential dorm items? Uh, paper towels. If you have the micro fridge, it's good to have utensils. Always good to have a trash can. Chargers Chargers decorations If you want to decorate the walls, personalize it, jazz it up. Have it. And they Each storm comes with desks as well that you can put your items on, which is really nice. So yeah, that's what a freshman dorm looks like. And there's rooms all the way down the hall, and then the bathrooms are down here. They have hallway bathrooms. Here's the women's bathroom and the men's. So this is the global neighborhood where the parking lot is and the basketball courts. This's thie centre of global. This's where freshman some freshman will live. The dorm styles are sweet style, so you'LL have a roommate and then a bathroom that connects you to your two suitemates. This is the Commons area which has a great hope in a classy area that, you see, there were you study and upstairs is the local office where they have all the study abroad. And then we have these this nice lake with beautiful fountains and places where a lot of sins will hang ninos and benches to swing in and a lot of students will study here we do have one swan. So one unique thing about the global neighborhood is that they have different flags to different countries all around the neighborhood, and basically they just are wanting to promote global citizenship diversity. There also different LLC is what you call learning living, learning communities. So we have jealousy is like performing arts and creative arts and international students, so they're basically by Hall, so the different halls have different themes to them, so students with the same interests can get together. There's a lot of different lakes around campus. We have that lake. We have the lake near Dannelly, which is another freshman dorm area where they also have flats. That apartment's so here we have colonnades, residents falls. This's where students can stay in pause, which is where we have four students and two bathrooms with a small Hey guys. So it's gamed it you on. It's Saturday and we're playing Furman at home. Thegame DIY video for me is going to be a little bit different than some of the others because I actually worked for the own football team. I mentioned that in my intro video. I feel in their practices and games. I'm also filming the tailgate for my job, so I won't be able to narrate it because I have to use the film. I'm getting for my job with the school, but I'll be able to marry toe after and just interject what is going on. Um, Ellen Sze. Not a big football school like really at all, which is kind of It's kind of disappointing because when you think of like Southern schools, you kind of think of like big Southern football. Yuan didn't really have that good of a record until last year. We had a really great season. We got a new coach, Kurt Signet, E and he's here this year and it looks like when I'm not a really good year. But just because of the tradition of yuan not being as great, people don't usually come out to the games. Also, as I mentioned Saturday's, a lot of fraternities will have day drinks and you on it, so it's kind of side. But it's just people prioritize that over, going to like athletic events. Um, it's really like a big frosty night. Yuan and sports aren't really has appreciated. That's something that a lot of people really don't like about the school, especially the athletes. So there isn't really a big support for athletics, just being honest. But the tailgates today should be really fine because this is the first home game. So the frats have to be there for the first. I think our of the tailgate S o that will actually be kind of a fun experience. But then, after there's going straight today Gering. So this's kind of like a little bit more of a pact tailgate than it usually will be There usually kind of dead, but they're working on trying to get like France Toe. Have to be there for the first hour to make it more exciting for people. Um, but I'll give you guys a look and then I'll be able to get some film from where I'm filming I film on top of the press box. I'm literally on the roof building, looking down at the stadium, which is really cool. Um, it's a fun view. It's the best view, in my opinion, Um, and I'm gonna have some of my friends get some footage from the stands to show you guys what it's like when you're in the bleachers watching the game, but I'll bring you guys to tell you in just a few minutes. So this is our communications school. We're going to go into it real quick. So basically this part of the communication schools, always there, this part was built in the last few years. It's absolutely beautiful. This is a snow atrium, so that's kind of a study space for communication. Students even see Ilan downtown is right through those doors. We have a pizza shop, a coffee place, an ice cream place. The bookstore is also in the downtown area. So this is our movie theater on campus. So all of the shows here are free to see for students, they'll have popcorn and candy and soda that they'll give out. Ways that will come in here are in between in the movie theater and a Netflix. So come here. We had a lot of the Oscar nominated films come in like Ladybird, Ladybird, Shape of water, Things like that as well. It will have, like Throwback weekends and Halloween themed weekend. I'm until you get popcorn and candy and water and no water, so the way I want it. But so that's organized by the student union board, which is a club. Are you sick? It's a lot of funding. Tohave funny. That's around campus. This is one of our TV studios are actually doing your run through. Feel well on News News Network. You can see them all participate in there. Is it much different? Studios show's in there. There you are watching. So these are all the different student shows. So the top two are kind of news shows. The middle more talk shows, game shows, sketch comedy shows. In the bottom. You could see Marin Sports is a bunch of different sports talk shows. It's a little bit about the school of communication, so we have all these different majors. so something that's unique about Ilan is since the school is in the town of Yuan, we have the post office and things like a police station right next to campus. We also have this train track here that goes in the center of campus and kind of divides two sides a campus. So a lot of times you'LL hear the train coming by. So here's our downtown area of Ilan. It's kind of small. This is like the main street behind me, and then you have the train tracks on the other side. So this is part of our downtown area of Ilan. So we have shops like simply boutique the route, which is a great sit down restaurant subway. We also have tangent, which is a taco place which is very, very good and also McGurk ce, which is more of a bar sit down sports restaurant where you can go and watch the games and just hang out with friends. So here we have all that jazz, which is a really cute store where they have a lot of Greek T shirts and clothing items like that. Here we have the Oak House, which on one side is a sitting area where you can order coffee. And on the other side it's a little bar. And over here we have Acorn Coffee Shop, which is a very popular spot to get sandwiches for students. Over here is the deal. On bookstore. Milan is partnered with Barnes Noble. So I'm here in the Salon bookstore. You confined lots of stuff in here from T shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, anything you could imagine. Spirit gear. Who go Phoenix? Uh, that's our mascot is a Phoenix are colors are a maroon and gold. The bookstore does have more expensive spirit items, obviously, because it's the university's bookstore. And so you can also get your school textbooks behind me over there, four classes and things like that, and so you can pick them up right on the bookstore in the bookstore, which is really, really convenient and then across the way through the windows that is main campus right here We have Smitty's, which is the ice cream place on campus. They have a lot of great seasonal flavors. All the time assumes love to go check out on it is connected. Teo Pan Doors, which is our pizza place on campus. It's very, very good Pizza, lot of families and soon's come here all the time. Hey, Pearl, are you This video is a video. I thought it was a picture. Good. Whatever being video for exactly. Can you tell me what What you like about this downtown Ilan area? I scream pizza. Yeah, I like that. It's kind of got a little bit of everything. Like you have coffee shops, you've got pizza, you got route. So you kind of a bit of everything, and it's all really close to campus. Hey, guys. So now I'm gonna show you around one of my favorite academic buildings at this school. I'm a communications major communications fellow and just really involved with the com school. So this is the new side of the Shar communications building. We had a much smaller com school until I got here. I was so lucky they were literally just opening up. This new building when I got here is a freshman. So right now we're walking into the Snow Family grand atrium. This is perfect for doing homework. It's a really nice, bright open space for students walking between classes. And what you just saw to my right is the Turner Theater. Turn Theatre is a two hundred person movie theater, though they just added so students completely. They worked there. Uh, Thursday and Friday nights. If they have new movies come out tonight are tomorrow night's Oceans eight. They have a ton, a ton of movies like New Weekend new movie. So now I'm gonna take you to the upstairs area. The sharp building tons of classroom study room's computer labs. Lots of professors have their offices up there, where office hours are always like really flexible students. And then on There's also the sand box, which is like a little area that they hope will help start discussion. It's kind of like they call it the play area for the calm students so we can all work on a project together in the bounce. Ideas off each other cells hit you upstairs right now. Here is the sand box. This's just a great area for calm. Seems to come in and work. We have some computers up in the back, the printer So I'm gonna take you guys into the older part of school communications. This is where the TV studios are, which are brand new on all the classrooms had just been renovated. That's where I had my first calm classes of my first memories that you on This is one of my study areas. Hi, Alex, but my study buddies So this is the Boulder area was full of communications. This is called the McEwan School Communications. And this is the gear. Um, hi, guys. Uh, this is where you can check out equipment. Would you tell us a little about the serum you guys do for prospective students? Yeah, sure. So figure out a place constantly. Do you need projects? His money, Mr. Thank you. I'LL see you guys probably very soon. And this is one News network. Hey! Actually, would you want to tell me what? You're not too busy. Hello. My name is Grace. I'm thanking you for your welcome. So you're going to use is a converted organization. So we have the pendulum and we have local news. Which means the pendulum in the paper and Yale in local news broadcast S O l. A news network covers both of those. So if you join in and you can work for you, Wei have three shows a week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. And then we have the pendulum that comes out on Wednesday. So we do something almost every day of the week. Super fun opportunity. And we let first get in here. So it's fun in here. You're not a place for you to have a place Hey, guys. So today I'm gonna take you to one of Milan's biggest traditions. It's Tuesday, which means it's college Coffee Day. So from nine forty two, ten twenty, every Tuesday in the five Ada Cabot Commons, there's food. Coffee organizations have tables set up. So it's just a good time for everyone. Tio, get to know other people, talk to people from different organizations and eat some really good food. So it's a lot of fun, and so I'm gonna give you a tour of that today. Eyes you guys can see behind me there's tons of people, tons of different tables and lots of you guys are student union board hair, college coffee. Can you tell us a little bit about college copy and Soon Union? Or does Yeah. Jr is one of the largest student organizations here. We are in charge of all of the late night programming on the weekends, and so we throw a bunch of parties and a lot of events for all sides. We're close copy every Tuesday, talking with fresh new students in encouraging people to come, always handing out free stuff owning what's happening this weekend. Come in. Thanks, guys. Hey, Ryan, How are you? Hey, Bella. I'm making a video for a perspective. You on students, You want to tell me a little bit about college coffee? What you like about it don't free food. You get to see. It's just a great time for students to come together, you know, and experience Joy. You know, it's free time for everyone. Like love. Right. Trail? Uh, he's awesome parts, you know, You get you get involved. It's a great way to get involved and get to know people around campus. That's why it comes college coffee. Great. Also the coffee, right. The free food, the coffee, So now I'm gonna give you guys look at the West dorm. This is Sarah. So she's being so nice and letting us take a look inside her dorm. West was renovated a little bit over a year ago, and so it's a lot nicer than when I was a freshman. But they have double rooms and their hall style bathrooms, and so you both decided to lock your beds to use like the under red storage. Yeah, it definitely does. And so you did these come with the room? Where the hell with them. Shoot. Okay. Yeah. I was telling them in another video I made that she racks are really helpful when you're at school sharing a room because it helps a lot with the space. And then the under storage containers are really nice too. And then you guys separate it really Well. Looks so good. And then you guys have your own desks and you get the hutch through the school. Yeah, my sisters went here. Oh, right. Okay. And other dusk. And so you said you guys are on the third floor, so you don't have to worry about, like, you know, is Yeah. Good. And you? Like, How did you find your roommate? Did you find a part of the Facebook? Yeah. And was she one of the first people that you message Yeah, that's great. And it's working out well, Yes. Good. Would you be able to show me the whole south bathrooms? Probably not gonna go in just in case. And it was in there, but or actually Cubbies. Oh, okay. That's really nice. So that's for, like, your shower caddy Seo. Carry them from your room. Okay, so these are just haul style bathrooms. Wow. I have not been in these. Yeah, these air. So nice. Have you been in Carolina? Yeah. Yeah. So, like, this is amazing. Oh, my gosh. This is a major upgrade from what West used to look like. So if you want to live in a historic dorm but not get the kind of gross historic field that Carolina has definitely trying get into Wes, was this your first choice door? Listen, Carolina. Impressive. Yeah. And you like you still like God. You made that decision. Yeah. Yeah. And the social aspect is good, Tio. It's all girls. We all just Yeah. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. And then this is just a common area. Do you guys use this a lot to hang out? Yeah, every night. Great. What's a really good use of the space? And then there's the new McEwen dining hall, which will be hopefully dying by the end of the month. And you guys will have that which would be really nice if you want to walk part of the So I've showed you guys two freshmen dorms. I showed you the West Dorm and the Colonnade Storm, and I mentioned how software you're eternally living either Danley apartments or flat or an on campus fraternity or sorority house. And now I'm in my junior year Iwan. So I get to live off campus, which was so exciting because I was just done with the Our ace and living in a dorm in the room checks, because when you live in an on campus housing and Dannelly, you still have room checks. But they do let you know about, but it's just annoying to have to leave your room for three hours because you don't know when they're going to come. I'm going to worry about anybody setting off the fire alarm is just your own space. The only downside is you have to pay the electric bills and water bills and stuff. So you're kind of like adult ing for the first time. Cooking for yourself generally if you don't have a meal plan. Um, but I just want to show you guys around our house because we have a pretty, a pretty nice all campus house compared to most. It might not seem like that, but once you get here, you'll say, Oh, maybe that was nice. So I'll just show you around my room, give you a quick look at the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom. There's five bedrooms in this house. But because I'm a junior and it's the fall, there's not a lot of juniors at tend to stay. So there's on ly three of us here right now and then two more are coming back in the spring and they'll be living here, So they're just paying for their rooms right now while they're abroad because they didn't get any sob. Let's but I'll show you round. Things are a little shuffled around right now because we are in the middle of a hurricane, and this campus has actually been evacuated today. Um, it's not mandatory, but most people did evacuate. So when have I ever made to sleeping that conceiving tomorrow and I'm staying. But I'm living in somebody else's house just because we're on this's a one story house. So we're a big risk for floods, and I really don't want to deal with alone without electricity. I'm staying in a condo for my friends. I'm trying to get you guys a good view in our kitchen. You might see some things around like, Why is there a portable charger? Will? Because we have Hurricane Florence on the way. So classes are cancelled tomorrow and Friday. Uh, people are kind of excited up. Definitely some people went home, but again, a lot of people from Massachusetts on New York Syndicate, which is kind of a far away. So some people just got airbnb is Virginia Atlanta in Tennessee, but it's looking like the storm's starting tio shit path. So I think I have much to worry about saying a second floor with somebody else. So this's what a kitchen looks like. And then we head into our living room. It's pretty good space. It's a really small house. It's kind of dark, Teo, but it's not like it gets too gross because a lot of off campus houses might be kind of like falling apart. But this one, luckily was not. So. We will take a small dark house over one that's falling apart. So now I'm gonna take you into my room. I got the one with the most windows. I was really happy about that because I love natural light. Um, the bureau was passed down from the girl who lived here before. This house also is traditionally a house for girls. In my sorority, we all passed the least down to each other just to keep it in like a traditional rotation of all Sigma's. So I've got to decorate. However, I wanted it, which was really nice In dorms, they'll give you certain furniture and stuff, but this is nice because I got to bring my own things in and give it my own touch. Um, this is generally an average size for an off campus house room bedroom, maybe a little bit bigger, but, oh, and then I have really great closet space here, too. So just lots. Lots of closet space, which is really nice, really useful. And then my other. My roommate and I are sharing a bathroom, and then my other roommate has the master, so she has her own. Oops, Just a little bathroom. Nothing special again. It's amazing to have a full size shower after living in, um, living in literally like a like a two foot by two foot shower for the So right now I'm standing in the center of campus. I'm currently standing on what we call the ***, which are these two green hills. So people come out here and lay out to work, sometimes throw Frisbee. But behind me, we have mostly, which is our main building on campus, where we have a lot of different organization offices and places to study. We have the mostly front desk, which is where people can come and ask questions and call and find out anything about the school and things that they need to know about the campus. We have offices for organizations like the creed and different diversity organizations. We also have a whole living space with giant beanbags and chairs and tables where a lot of students will study, along with printers we have attached to. Mostly, we have a lot of lecture halls where they'LL hold different authors and speakers attached to the mostly sitting area. We have the mail center, and whenever you get a package or letter, you will get a email saying that you have male and so you go to the mail center and pick that up. All you to do is swipe your Phoenix card, and they'LL Bring that right to You, which is really, really nice and then attached farther to the mail center. We have a raw zu coffee, which is a great place that a lot of soon's like to study and order coffee, a snack, anything like that. And farther down we have what we call Winter Garden, which has three of our retail places. Biscuit ville topia is, which is a pizza place, and we also have fresh's, which has a little more healthy bowls. With vegetables, you get burritos or soups there. They also offer some frozen yogurt and just plain yogurt ice cream. Things like that you could get with meal dollars, like sushi and different drinks. The next to Winter Garden. We have Lakeside, which is one of our dining halls, which a lot of freshmen end up going to that live in the dorms down there, which are the global dorms. There's also upstairs, mostly which houses, Mohr organizations and lecture halls. So mostly is a great place to hang out. And so over here we have the library, which it just got renovated, so it has a lot more expansion to it. now a lot more study rooms, which is awesome. Like most universities, the bottom is the loudest and the higher up you go. It gets quieter and quieter, so the third floor is completely silent, so it's great places. Study. There's a lot of last open area towards the back, so you get some natural lighting. A lot of people like to go there to check out, Uh, we have media services where you can check out different things, like laptops, if you need them. Speakers, microphones, all of that jazz. There is the writing center, where they will help you with essays and anything that students might need for different research projects. You can check out a lot of things, like DVDs and books and things that students might need