By: Aron Yohannes
Man, I cannot explain the anticipation that I had during my entire drive home for writing this particular article. For the first time in my life, I attended a college football game. Two of my friends plus myself hit the road early on this cold November morning and headed to Madison, Wisconsin to watch the Badgers play Brigham Young University. My first ever college football experience was way more than I initially expected from the day before. The environment wasn’t annoying (I expected this at certain moments of the game), the streets weren’t crammed with traffic, and the women were beautiful to say the least. The creator of yoga pants hasn’t been confirmed, but whoever you are, I thank you.
Even though I don’t attend Madison, I felt like a student today. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by thousands of students that I know love their university. I can’t say that about mine sadly. This experience has opened up my eyes so much more about what I want in life, and it was the real college experience that I’ve never had. I want the school traditions and fight songs engraved into my skull every weekend. I want to wake up early in the morning on a Saturday and meet with friends to watch one of the best teams in the nation, the one that represents my school. I don’t get that at my university in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My eyes to what I want out of life changed so much after this game, and maybe it actually took me going through this experience to realize that.
I danced hysterically to school songs with strangers that I didn’t know, and during the fourth quarter I literally jumped around to take part in one of the greatest traditions in college football. I finally felt like an actual college student because of this game, something that I don’t get to experience often at my current school. There is no football team, no hilarious mascot, and no school traditions. This phenomenal experience has opened my eyes up to so much about my remaining years of college, regarding whether I should attend grad school or if I should consider another transfer attempt. That will be decided within the next few months once I let this day fully sink into my head, but until then, On Wisconsin.
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