Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott Gothic
  • You have never seen a graduated Women’s Studies major. You hear of them, and one of them was your friend, once, but you do not know where they go once they are handed their degree. Every year there are more squirrels. That one looks like your friend.
  • You get an eerie feeling walking through the upper levels of main. Your friend told you this is where they filmed the Scream movies. You believe it, since you cannot shake the feeling of a masked person right behind you as you pretend you’re alone.
  • Air conditioning is a luxury. Campbell does, but those suites are reserved for a lucky few. If one may brave the apartments they can also find it there. Inman chooses the temperature of each person’s hell, frozen over or boiling, with not much in the ways of middle ground. It is whispered Hopkins has individual ac in the rooms, but nobody knows where exactly Hopkins is. Nobody has ever seen it.
  • There is a rocking chair that Betty White sat in, somewhere. She never actually left. In the witching hours you may hear her, still rocking. It’s been years.
  • It’s two am and the train is blowing it’s whistle. You sit in bed and listen to the wail, neither growing closer nor fading into the black, unseen night. It does not stop. You look at your watch. It’s three am and the train is blowing it’s whistle. 
  • Those who are engaged are thrown into the alumnae pond. The alumnae in the pond reaches out, grasping with withered hands at the new sacrifice. She screams and is assimilated. Her friends cheer.
  • You have forgotten quite what men look like. You know that they exist, and some of them are your professors, but still the image cannot be brought to mind. You discover that female has become your default gender assumption, if you assume genders at all. You’ve forgotten the word ‘girls’. The word is ‘women’s’ and has always been.
  • No matter what time of day or night it is, there is always someone brushing their teeth in the bathroom. You do not know who they are. You wish they would leave as you stare at the back of the stall door, listening to the sound of bristles on exposed bone. When you exit the stall there is nobody there. Part of you wonders if there ever was.
  • The Black Ring Mafia claims those who pass one and a half years. The Ring shows up one night on your finger of choice. It cannot be removed and never will be. You have been chosen. Forever those who are marked by black obsidian will know each other by sight, and by a deliberate gesture of their right hand. 
  • It’s August. A fan blows air into a room in Rebecca. The air is no cooler than the room already is, but it is supposed to help. A woman lies on her bare mattress naked, resigned to her fate of melting. She does not melt. The fan blows air and does nothing.
  • Hair changes colors overnight. Some are lucky, with only sections at a time changing, while others are not as much. One has their entire head hot pink. Another has a streak of green among black. So many are blue, but only the ends.
  • It is fried chicken Wednesday. People are excited. The line stretches past any other in Evans, stretching out the arch and down along the senior table. You don’t like chicken. Still, you stand in line. It grows longer as you wait. The woman behind the counter asks what you want. You do not like chicken but you ask for a drumstick. She searches under endless breasts and thighs. You are given your chicken and the contract is completed. Lunch is over. The line still stretches on.
  • People speak of declining. You speak of declining. It is precious and limited. You do not know how much you have left. You ration it for ice cream and pizza bagels. The woman behind the counter smiles at you, knowing better than you how much left you have to spend. You do not know what happens when you run out. She smiles at you.
  • Drop date is this week. It is always this week, when it wasn’t yesterday. You feel like you remember it being drop date already, but that cannot be right. Drop date is definitely tomorrow. You know that. You have always known that.

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disappointingcheesecake  asked:

Hi there. I you comment on a post about ASC financial aid. I was wondering, do you go there? . If so, pros and cons? Food? Dorms? I'm hopefully going to visit in a few weeks; It's at the top of my list as of now. :)

Yes! I’m a sophomore (really a junior based on credit hours, but still a part of the class of 2016) and it’s a WONDERFUL school. Pros: Super small, individualized attention, great sense of community, great learning environment, supportive environment, great students, faculty, and staff. Cons: Some people can get really uncomfortable with the small size, some people feel like we live in a bubble, you are required to live on campus (or in the Anges-owned apartments) all four years, meal plans are required every year. 
I personally like the food here. Monday-Friday it’s great. Weekend food can get iffy, but even so, there is always something to eat. We really have the best dining on a college campus around Atlanta, though it is more limited than that of a large school. 
Dorms are great! At Agnes you sacrifice some things like high-tech, new buildings for historical, roomy buildings. First year dorms have A/C and are the newest on campus (though they’re renovating Campbell to be dorms and I get to live there next year hellz yeah). I lived in Walters and it was great. I live in Main now and it and Rebekah Hall do not have A/C but fans work well. The rooms are pretty spacious for dorms, especially compared to some of the closets that other colleges pass off as rooms. All of them have walk-in closets!
Scotties like to party, too. We’re a dry campus only because we do our drinking elsewhere. We will sometimes have function that serve alcohol with valid ID though. If you like to party, Scotties always party in groups and look out for each other. If you don’t, there is a huge community of people who share your feelings and they chill and do things on campus and stuff. There really is something for everyone.
For the boy-hungry, there are frat parties and OKCupid and other friendship/dating sites. For the girl-hungry, there are 1,000 girls on campus and at least 15% of them are interested too. For those interested in someone of a non-binary gender, there is a community of people on campus and in the surrounding area that are right there with you. I am including all of our trans* men, women, and non-binary in there as well. 

That is all I can think of off the top of my head, please feel free to ask me anything else about it!!!


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