Welcome back! So, you
made it through your freshman year at Arizona State University
- congratulations. Since you have survived and paid your dues
as a freshman, we are going to let you in on a few fun secrets
because we know all you did your freshman year was go to class
and do homework and study for tests.
Here are some ways to cut loose and have some fun:
- First and foremost, it is important that you not only work
hard here at ASU, but that you also play hard as well. School
is important and not something that should be neglected, so
obviously you are going to work hard to keep your grades up
and get the most out of what ASU has to offer. But we also must
remember that if you work all the time and do not take some
time for yourself, you will become ... a nerd. Yes, I put it
out there. Make sure this doesn't happen. Go out to dinner with
your friends, catch a movie, go hiking on Camelback Mountain,
take a weekend trip with your friends ... anything that will
save you from becoming a book nerd.
- Take advantage of the fantastic football team ASU has. Go
to the football games with your friends on the weekends. Have
a tailgate party - with soda of course - before and after the
game. ASU football games have traditions that may seem weird
your first visit or two, but after a few games you will be jangling
your keys and chanting A-S-U and Rudy with everyone else. Enjoy
the football team, they are actually pretty good right now.
- I know we have hit you with a lot of fun information, but
the ultimate good time is Halloween on Mill Avenue. Mill is
THE hot spot for costume viewing and comparison. There are always
hundreds of people on Mill on Halloween night. It is almost
a requirement that you wear a costume. And speaking of costumes
- it had better be good. No more Victoria's Secret Angels, please!
Most girls wear a bra and wings, slap on a few pounds of makeup
and call it a costume. Don't fall into this trap. Please, be
creative. Use that brain of yours, you are in college. Think
of something original or non-mainstream. Some examples: a cheetah
(guys in tighty-whities spray painted orange), a cactus (a guy
rolled in green foam with toothpicks stuck in it), American
Gladiators, Steve-O, Jay and Silent Bob, Princess Fiona as an
ogre, a box of tissues, a professional poker player (with sunglasses,
poker chips and winning cards) or girls dress as guys and guys
dress as girls (you just can't go wrong).