Nicole Reither is a senior graduating in May with a degree in Communication and a certificate in Public Relations. Like Tasha Adams, she is also terrified of graduating–missing out on free food at the BRC, student tickets to events and the luxury of the free gym. “The undaunted undergrads” is an account of working through last-semester fears and getting the most out of the college experience.
As Boise State students we all know what it is like to get free stuff and it is no surprise that I am not going to know what hit me once I am no longer a student.
One of the best free activities that comes along with being a student is the sporting events. With everything from football to tennis there is always something you can go watch if you are bored on an evening or weekend.
So as I walked into the Taco Bell Area on Saturday, it hit me this would be the last time I entered this area as a college student at Boise State. The basketball game against San Diego State University would be my very last basketball game and would top off my career as a student fan forever.
I know people say things are bitter sweet. However, this was just bitter. As a freshman the student section at the men’s basketball games consisted of probably 20 people; the crowd was boring which made the games less thrilling. However, at this last game the student section was holding an estimate of 2,000 students. Participating in the flash mob and yelling at the ref along with everyone else is something I will never forget.
And as the lights go down before the game begins and the fight song turns up, there is nothing that makes me have more pride in my school than that moment right there.
So if you are on the path to graduation and haven’t attended a sporting event or a men’s basketball game then I strongly urge you to give it a chance.
As for me I am not going to lie when I say a tear or two will be shed when I watch the Broncos play from my television because I can’t be there in person.
A special thanks to the men’s basketball team for making this season so exciting to watch. But mostly, thank you to the boys of The Corral who made the student section at the basketball games so memorable for my senior year, you know who you are. Its been fun.