Age: 18, b-day is 8/27. Graduate of MLK High in Nashville, TN. Attends MU in PA. Loves football, soccer, Frisbee, Scouts, Science Olympiad.
By: Astrometeor , 11:38 PM GMT on May 26, 2013
So I tried out Penn State University two days after I visited Millersville University.
***Note: late posting because my time to write this vanished and when I had the time, I spent it on other unproductive tasks. I do not remember everything, but what I can I will share.***
The travel from Camp Hill to State College is about 90 miles or 1.75 hours away. Camp Hill is just outside of Harrisburg, PA. The road network to me is a bit rough, cutting through the ridges, I was happy when we finally arrived since I was a little motion-sick after the ordeal. There was still some snow on the ground in the ridges and a river that is a tributary to the Susquehanna had ice piled up on it behind a medium-sized dam.
Penn State is HUGE. Something like 13 satellite campuses spread across the state, with the main one (and the football team) stationed in the center of the camp. The whole town is built around the university, and the stadium is easily visible. Although, I was surprised to find out that Penn State seats more people than the University of Tennessee, whose stadium looks a lot bigger in girth compared with PSU. Maybe they have skinnier people up north or perhaps two to a seat. <- Lol, that explains it.
The campus is quite large. Like Millersville, they put the meteo department on the opposite side of campus. -_- The good thing was we got to walk across the place and see the "sights" and "sounds" that the campus has to offer.
One of the admissions officers invited us to her office and she talked about acceptance requirements and such, I have to write an essay about why I want to attend PSU and such. Hardest part should be making sure my counselors do their part correctly and on-time so I can be one of the first in. That would be nice.
We toured campus, somewhat ugly, what with the buildings and such, but a nice view of the mountains off in the distance. They had some statues and some things, nothing too interesting to me.
The meteor building contained all of the geology and earth-sciences in one place. Kind of small department if you ask me. But their monitor room was 3x bigger than Millersville's and a lot more roomy. Plus, they have a broadcast room too, although I am not interested in TV weather, no matter how hard the professor tried to reassure me that he too was in m position when he started out, yet now he is perfectly comfortable with TV meteorology and such.
He showed us the instruments on the roof, there was a rain gauge with wind deflectors around it, and at that time, it had just begun to flurry as a snow band moved on through so that was a little nice. Otherwise, the place had the worst view, nothing but drab sky and hideous buildings (no points for style).
We had lunch at Subway, then made our way back to our car and back to my grandmother's house 2 hours away.
This was shorter than I thought, but then again, it has been two months since this ordeal happened. Oh well...
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