20 Things Only Upstate NY Students (Or Grads) Will Get

20 Things Only Upstate NY Students (Or Grads) Will Get

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1) The North Face exchange program that every late-night bar and club runs.

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2) Trudging 20 minutes through two foot high snow to your 8 AM class before finding the handwritten note that your teacher left because apparently email doesn’t work in the snow.

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3) Keystone Light (or the fabled Keystone red for those Red v. Blue games)

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4)  “The city” means Syracuse or something because there’s no way to get yourself from your little picturesque rural town to NYC.

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5) Explaining to everyone that no, actually you’re way further north than Westchester.

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6) Billy Fuccillo’s auto mart (it’s huge).

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7) Getting drunk on a golf course.

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8) One-sided rivalries (I’m looking at you, Colgate).

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9) Imported Canadian hockey players.

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10) Hockey games that are better attended than football games.

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11) Judging people based on what SUNY they went to.

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12) Getting ice spikes for your shoes in your freshman orientation kit.

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(via sportsmansguide.com)

13) The three beer shield (the five beer shield on Halloween).

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(via lifewithlevi.com)

14) People sunbathing in 45 degree weather.

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15) Late night Walmart runs.

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16) All the European cities on your drive to school.

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17) Skunks.

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18) Art centers apparently lifted from a Michael Bay Soviet dystopia.

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19) Cafeteria tray sledding.

(would you believe I couldn’t find a good free image of a cafeteria tray?)

20) The crazy strong sense of camaraderie you get from spending your college years huddled in a dorm with your closest friends, watching the snow fall outside and realizing this is as good as it gets.

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