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How NYU Are You?

How violet is your soul?

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    You got into debates about whether Hayden, Brittany, or Third North was the coolest frosh dorm.
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    (It was definitely Hayden.)
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    But Brittany had that whole “haunted” thing going for it.
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    Not that it mattered, because come sophomore year, you knew that Gramercy was the best dorm ever.
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    You took the NYU trolley at every opportunity.
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    Or you took the subway to class.
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    Half your friends had apartments in Williamsburg/Bushwick.
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    And the other half had fancy East Village ones.
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    You complained about Albert at least once a week.
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    (Albert made you cry.)
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    (Multiple times.)
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    You can’t hear the word “bursar” without triggering some pretty dark memories.
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    You spotted at least one celebrity at their kid’s move-in day.
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    You spotted at least one celebrity at their kid’s graduation.
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    You spotted celebrities so often that it almost stopped shocking you.
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    And you will never get over the fact that you went to the same school as Lady Gaga, Alec Baldwin, Martin Scorsese, and Aziz Ansari.
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    You were excited to meet people as into artsy movies and music as you.
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    But you also felt really lame compared to the people who know way more about movies and music than you.
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    You were like “so obsessed” with Space Market as a freshman.
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    (And as a senior, kind of.)
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    And you waited in line at the Washington Square Park Starbucks, despite your better judgement.
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    You would wait forever for Kimmel pasta.
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    Or the pizza!
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    You were kind of grossed out by Downstein but went anyway for the waffle iron.
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    Upstein was your prime hangover destination.
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    And you felt a strong guilt about Chik-Fil-A.
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    (You may have even gotten it when no one else was around, shhh.)
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    Insomnia Cookies and Crumbs gave you the most intense sugar highs of your life.
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    And Oren’s was YOUR coffee place (even though it was everyone’s.)
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    You’re still impressed by Welcome Week, Strawberry Festival, and the Mystery Concert.
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    You took at least one photo from the top of Kimmel.
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    And one of the stage at Skirball.
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    You’ve bragged about the fact that dorm applications let you specify gender identity.
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    You still remember the Tisch musical theatre intro performance for incoming freshmen.
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    And you remember how excited you were to sit in RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL like two days after moving in.
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    You still resent the fact that there was no getting out of Writing the Essay.
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    And you remember when you had to “make space” in the Silver elevators.
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    You were yelled at and saved from traffic by The Timekeeper.
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    (And that statement just made you really sad.)
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    You have gotten ridiculously drunk (multiple times) at Brad’s, Asian Pub, Josie Woods, or Cafetasia.
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    But before you were legal, you relied on secret corner bodegas and liquor stores that didn’t card.
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    Your drunk feasting took place at Pizza Mercato, Cozy Soup N’ Burger, or the McDonald’s on Broadway.
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    And you’re still upset about Dojo’s demise :(.
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    You have strong opinions about the Bobst redesign.
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    You have strong opinions about Bobst in general.
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    You complained many times about not having a real campus.
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    But you also fully enjoyed the freedom of being in the heart of New York City.
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    You adopted Washington Square Park as your unofficial campus lawn.
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    And you shared it with partially naked street performers, weed dealers, and jazz musicians.
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    You got really excited around that time of year when the fountain would turn on.
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    And you were really resentful about how long it took to renovate the park.
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    You fell asleep in the couches at Kimmel at least once.
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    And you’ve seriously considered sleeping over Bobst before.
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    That is, if you could find a seat.
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    And you considered it an extra huge accomplishment if you got one facing the park.
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    You either went to Violet Ball or seriously regret not going.
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    Same with the UltraViolet live talent shows.
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    You were proud to go to a school with virtually no Greek life.
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    But you also probably joined ballroom dancing, jazz choir, and and an assortment of random clubs just to try to find a crew of friends.
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    You went to at least one Tisch showcase (but probably like 100).
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    And you have a love/hate relationship with Stern’s stern button-down-and-tie dress code.
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    You’ve poked fun at Steinhardt for having the most random assortment of majors ever.
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    And if you weren’t already in Gallatin, you considered it at some point so you could build your own major.
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    Regardless of your own sexual orientation, you've fallen in love with at least one perfect, beautiful gay man.
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    You made relentless fun of the nyu.edu dinosaur/flower picture.
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    (Or, if you weren’t around for the dinosaur/flower image, you are still not at all surprised.)
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    You complained about the lack of sports teams.
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    (Even if you don’t even play or care about sports.)
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    And you don’t know which team name is dorkier: the “Violets” or the Bobst catalog-inspired “BobCats.”
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    You've attended at least one protest or rally.
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    And you were genuinely surprised every time you met a Republican NYU student.
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    Almost all your books for class were bought from Strand or had the “used” stickers on them.
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    And you always resolved to sell your books back but never did because of the lines.
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    You thought having separate graduations at Yankee Stadium AND Radio City Music Hall was a bit gratuitous.
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    But you secretly loved every moment of each.
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