Why University of Chicago Is Better Than Northwestern: 37 Things Only UChicago Students Understand
The University of Chicago may be the place "Where Fun Comes To Die," but that's because its students are so damn impressive. (Let us point you to the number of alumni who are Nobel Laureates, or the fact that Barack Obama taught here.) But no matter how many self-deprecating jokes we crack, we UChicago students know that our school is definitely a special place. (Emphasis on special.)
There are many things about UChicago that you can only understand by developing your own love/hate relationship with the school. After all, we may not be the most comprehensible bunch, but the friendships you make at UChicago can last you a lifetime. Because UChicago people are the best kind of people — that is, when they're not busy being the worst. If you went to UChicago or still making your way through there now, there are some things only you can truly understand.
This may be where fun comes to die...
...But Milkshake Day is pretty fun
More like all the nerds to the yard. Dollar shakes on Wednesdays! (Cookies n' creme, obviously.)
You've had to explain that you don't go to University of Illinois at Chicago. No really, they are different schools.
(Incidentally, has anyone found a way to explain that we are a top ten private school and not a state school without sounding like a pretentious asshole?)
You know that UChicagoRejects.com redirects you to the Northwestern's website
Like it's even a competition.
When people find out you live on the South Side, they're like
But when people from the South side find out you go to UChicago, they're like
The Reg is not a library: it's your second home
It just so happens to have books.
And yes, people have sex in the stacks
It's pretty dusty back there.
Though for most of us...
The only thing that goes down on you IS YOUR GPA
(You know you have that teeshirt.)
You've been picked up by the drunk van...
And if you're old school, you were coming from the Shoreland dorms
You know, where Al Capone used to live?
You know the weirdest thing about this place...
Is actually that there are robots in the basement.
You've avoided stepping on the seal on the floor of Reynolds Club
Because you'll be graduating on time, thanks.
You thought the most realistic part of Divergent was the scene filmed in Mansueto where people are shushed for making too much noise
You're living that dystopia.
Midterms may be evil, but crossing the Midway in February is just plain cruel
Everyone you went to school with is awkward. Even the jocks.
You know we're home to the original Latke/Hamentash debate. Because that's the kind of cool we are.
You aren't really committed to academic discourse until you can passionately debate the merits of different kinds of Jewish food every year for 67 years and counting.
Even the graffiti here is nerdy
The pranks? Also nerdy
Crescat Scientia; Vita Excolatur might be the official motto, but this is your unofficial slogan.:
That's all well and good in practice...but how does it work in theory?
Grad students who get snotty when they take classes with undergrads are annoying
...Until they discover what it means to be on quarter system
And that midterms aren't actually mid-term
And then they're fucking hilarious.
But it's "that Kids" that are actually the worst
Scav is not a game to you
It's war. The world's largest scavenger hunt — as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records — is like nothing you can experience anywhere else.