Best Campus Food: #17
Little Race/Class Interaction: #2
Lots of Beer: #2
Town Relations are Strained: #15
Listed on "Best Northeast Colleges"
These are the lists UNH has been off and on again for years. I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of our #2 ranking for lots of beer. My roommates and I feel that we have contributed significantly to that one. Durham residents hate us, even though they wouldn't have a town without us. Lets face it, apart from our athletic teams, UNH is practically 98% white and middle class. Even our dining halls do have their moments. Although they are jerks our food really isn't too bad, especially with their themed dinners such as the local harvest and seafood nights. Just invite a friend from another school up for a weekend and let them use a guest pass and they'll tell you that we have it made. I really don't have too much to say on these rankings, they pretty much speak for themselves and they have no real meaning... for example, remember that whole "UNH name Druggiest College" by The Daily Beast? We didn't even crack the Princeton's Review's lists for "Reefer Madness" or "Party Schools."
Please note that UMaine was ranked 17th for least happy students. I guess that should be a no brainer because there is no way to be happy in that frozen tundra. Bunch of sourpusses up in Orono (cue Maine Guy comment in 3,2,1...)
In other news, don't forget you can buy books really cheap through the blog. You can help me maintain my unhealthy drinking habits while simaltaneously saving hundreds of dollars. I honestly saved close to $200 last year. Simply click the "Bookstore" tab above or see the side bar. Filling out the ISBN number will result in the best searches. (Tip: go the the MUB bookstores website and do a book search by your classes section to get all the ISBN number for all the books you need.) And if you think I'm selling out, I only get a fraction of the money. Last year readers spent hundreds of dollars on books through the blog and I only made about $40, so I'm doing this more for you not me. But still, buy books here. I can never have enough beer money, UNH has to keep that number 2 ranking and my liver and I are willing to make the sacrifice.
Stay tuned for more posts over the next few weeks, including the unleashing of my summer project. Until then,
Stay classy, not UMassy.