Interview w/ a Texas State University Freshman I (Part 1)
Name: Alec P. Sias
Major: Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Alec studying at the library.
1. Why did you pick Texas State University? Where if any, other schools did you apply too?
I picked Texas Statue University because they had the exact major that I wanted to start a career with (Computer Engineering) and it was the only campus I visited and it’s a very nice and pretty campus. I didn’t apply to any other schools.
2. How different is college from high school? What would you tell any graduating high school senior about going to college?
College is way different than high school! You parents aren’t around and annoying you, you get to take naps in between classes, there are so many more people to meet and hang out with, parties are more pumpin’, and the music is more bumpin’.
I suppose if I would tell graduating seniors to not be nervous about not knowing anyone. Everyone is new so people are a lot more social and it’s extremely easy to make new friends.
3. Do you commute or live on campus? If you commute how is parking? If you live on campus what were your expectations for having a roommate?
I live on campus. I’m so glad I don’t commute, parking is absolutely terrible during the day. My expectations on having a roommate were pretty high I guess. I expected us to be like, best buddies and hang out all the time and be each other’s wingman and study together and whatnot.
4. Texas State University is one of the fastest rising Universities in the nation and even touts Former President LBJ as one of it’s notable alumni. What do you believe is happening on this campus that has allowed it to grow so fast in popularity?
Well, of course it has the reputation of being a party school, and everybody loves to party! Also, the requirements to get in are not too particularly demanding, so I’d say that helps a lot of people too.
Alec with Texas State University’s statue of LBJ.
5. If you were giving a tour of campus to freshmen where would you take them, that most tour guides wouldn’t take them to?
Well, I don’t really know where tour guides take the freshman, but I would definitely take them to the Rec Center. That place has everything you need to get swole and they have a rock climbing wall, so it’s pretty legit.
6.What is there to do on the weekends at Texas State? Parties, student organizations, visit home?
There is pretty much an endless list of things to do on the weekend
Parties for sure. There is always a party going on, you just have to know the right people. I know student organizations do a lot of community service on the weekends too. I also know a lot of people visit home. There is pretty much an endless list of things to do on the weekend, it’s whatever floats your boat. Except go to class. You can’t do that.
7. Do you have a college bucketlist (list of things you want to do before you graduate)?
It’s funny you mention it, because I actually do have a college bucket list. There is a TV show called Blue Mountain State on Netflix and it’s about college and I made a list of some of the things they did on the show and it has now become my college bucket list.
8. If there is one thing you would like to add to Texas State University what would it be?Then follow up with one thing you think the campus could do without?
I don’t really know what I would add to Texas State. Stairs become a hassle sometimes so probably some outdoor escalators.
The one thing the campus could do without is having to wait till 1 p.m. to use your meal trades for Chick-fil-a. I think 12 p.m. is a reasonable time.
9. What are some the best kept secrets on campus (ie. Free places to print, best teachers, etc. ?
I don’t really know too much about secrets at this school. I think one of the best teachers is Walter Dorman for mathematics, I really enjoyed his class. Maybe a secret is the lounge room in the Lair at the LBJ, that’s a place to just chill on some sofa’s and watch some TV in between classes.
10. As a freshman, what are you most looking forward to in your future time at Texas State University?
I’m most looking forward to taking only classes specific to my major. I’m also excited about becoming more independent as a person and living in my new apartment at Aspen Heights!