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23 Signs You Attended Kent State

Chances are if you didn’t personally do or think any of these things, then you know or saw someone who has. #GoFlashes

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3. Black squirrels are infinitely cuter than any other colored squirrel…

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…even if sometimes they appear to be taking over the campus, so they should probably just replace that oversized eagle as your mascot.

Which is proven by things around campus tending to have quite a squirrelly theme…

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…such as Acorn Alley (I and II), squirrel sculptures (downtown--as seen above--and on campus), Black Squirrel Radio, the Black Squirrel Festival, McKay Bricker Gallery & Framing’s product logo, Water Street Tavern's logo, etc.

4. Chalking was the best form of advertisement...

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...because it's hard to ignore something you walk across daily.

5. But rocks were pretty cool too.

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Painting the one on front campus and seeing how long it lasted until the next group of people got to it was part of the fun, but it is also often used in remembrance of students gone too soon.

6. You participated in or witnessed a protest or petition of some sort...

Via Twitter: @WBCSays

…about everything from rising tuition to legalization of weed, and even had one of the most infamous protesters of all time threaten to storm your campus just to tweet horribly Photoshopped photos instead (as seen above). It was clear your fellow students (and maybe you) had no problem voicing your opinions or counter protesting.

7. May 4: for some, it’s Star Wars Day, but for Kent, it’s a day to remember the tragic event that took place in 1970.

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It’s also more than likely the only thing your school will ever be nationally known for (other than black squirrels), and you’ve visited the memorial site on campus (by choice or for a class assignment).

12. You’ve made the promise of using your meal plan to buy someone food as bait to get them to do something in return.

13. Speaking of meal plans, you’ve either completely drained yours halfway through the semester or had hundreds of dollars left come finals week.

15. You have received one (or more) parking tickets…

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…and have Parking Services least visited locations on lock for those days you're running late to class.

19. Any day of the week can be given a name to make drinking okay (#ThirstyThursday), and sometimes they repeat annually…

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...such as Drinkin’ on Lincoln and College Fest (R.I.P.) or the usuals--St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo--just to name a few.

Plus, we all know 21st birthdays will inevitably be spent in a bar despite the day of the week...

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...and more than likely required a spin of Ray's Place's free shot wheel.

20. You’ve consumed liquor out of something other than a real glass…

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…like a fishbowl from Brewhouse or Water Street Tavern.

22. An already awesome downtown was made infinitely better with yarnbombing...

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…because Yarnigami is the best and definitely one of the "most intriguing."

What aspect of Kent is missing its voice?

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