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March 27th, 2005


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sleightofhandx
02:03 pm
hey so i was just accepted to washington and lee, and although i really would love a small school, w&l is a tad bit smaller than my high school. do you ever feel suffocated by how small it is? also, as beatufiul as lexington is, is there much surrounding it? i've gone to visit once but i didn't pay enough attention to what was near the campus.

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From:lemoine
Date:March 28th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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my high school was about the same size as W&L ... i love the small school aspect of W&L.

however, there really isn't much to do around here. just a few big restaurant chains (applebee's & ruby tuesday's & waffle house) and wal-mart is like the mecca of lexington. i would advise bringing a car so that you at least have the opportunity to get out of here if need be (roanoke is about 45 mins away & sort of resembles civilization ... and of course DC is 3 hours away if u crave the city life). you won't be too bored here though, since there are parties all the time.
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
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W&L is larger than my high school, which was a rural high school of mostly farm kids like myself. So in that aspect it's a bigger atmosphere than what I was used to.

I'll be honest. Sometimes I get annoyed with the aspect of knowing almost everyone at school. I applied to all HUGE schools for grad school, and will be going to one. But in terms of the size there are benefits also--the small class size. And EVERY one of my professors knows me by name. I have great relationships with ALL of them. So there are advantages and disadvantages. Overall, I like W&L.

To me, having grown up on a farm where the nearest grocery store was 30 minutes away, Lexington is pretty big. Roanoke is 45 minutes away, and it has a nice mall, movie theatre, etc. There are movies in the commons also and a newly renovated movie theatre downtown. Lots of restaurants and stores in walking distance also. Even Kroger is walkable. To me, that's a big deal. City and suburban kids don't tend to think so, though. LOL.
From:hamsterwheel
Date:March 29th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
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I agree. When I went for the Honors Scholars thing a month ago, they all kept asking questions about the "rural life" and "what's there to do?", etc. I mused to myself that Lexington is six times as big as my town, and the fact that there are streets that go between buildings that are surrounded by other streets means it might as well be a city to me.
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:March 29th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
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hahahah sooooo true!

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