9 things you’re likely to see when you’re on campus
Christine Lyons is a fourth-year English student.
We have a beautiful and distinct campus and once you’ve been here for a week or two you’ll start seeing the same things over and over. What are those things?
- Snow. You know we’re in Ottawa, right?
Photograph by Wayne Cuddington from The Ottawa Citizen, January 12 2012.
- Groundhogs. For those few months when there isn’t snow on campus, we have an abundance of plump, jolly groundhogs burrowing their way into our school.
- Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons.
There are five of them on campus, after all.
- Dancing. For sudden moments of dancing inspiration, head to the atrium – there’s guaranteed to be multiple boom boxes and dance routines.
- Tunnel carts. They’ll leave you in their tunnel dust on your way to an 8:35 class.
- Sprints for the O-Train. It should be an Olympic sport to chase the train as soon as it chimes.
- Sprints toward athletics. These aren’t gym enthusiasts, but students who miss the bus on Campus Avenue and run to Athletics to catch it. High five for resourcefulness.
- Basketball. A slam dunk happens on campus every thirty-three seconds. Seriously. We’re really good at basketball.
- Someone you know. Because as big as Carleton campus is, you’re always going to run into a friendly face on your way around.