SUNY Mascot Madness is all about SUNY engagement; students, fans, alumni, and community members rally together to boost their favorite SUNY mascot up. But what’s the reasoning behind two hundred thousand votes cast in 2013?
As we approach the end of this year’s competition (which you still have some time to vote in if you haven’t already), we compiled the best mascot quotes from their profiles to explore the differences in personalities between the mascots. After all, who would have otherwise known that some North Country mascots have a longing to meet? Or how each of the 30 mascots joined their SUNY campus? Just like SUNY students, our mascots are diverse, energetic, and passionate!
As the cost of a college degree keeps going up, more and more people find themselves asking if it’s even worth it to go to college. Why bother? Why spend the money?
At Jamestown Community College‘s November 18 Open House on the Jamestown Campus, we decided to ask several college students and high schoolers why they were making the decision to go to college. The responses we got back were varied, including the standard, but usually not so bluntly stated, “Because I want to move out of my parent’s basement and move on with my life” to the more unexpected “Because I want to become one of the few women engineers and boss around all the men” and “Because I don’t want to live in a box.”