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The undaunted undergrads – The last supper

Cody Finney / The Arbiter

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.

I am definitely a live-to-eat kinda gal, not an eat-to-live one, if you catch my drift.

So, to kick off my pre-post graduation crisis bucket list I thought I would start off with the good ol’ Boise
River Café.

There are many perks to being freshmen; you’re young, you’re still cute not to mention you’re skinny.

However, if you’re anything like the rest of the Boise State population, the skinny part usually doesn’t seem to last through the first year.

And even though I shamelessly gained the unattractive ‘freshmen 15,’ I still, to this day, believe the best thing of all is the BRC.

I know at this point in your freshman year you’re thinking, “I want a kitchen where I can cook whatever I want.”

Cooking is a rare form in my household. Unless it’s an egg, a cheese tortilla or some spaghetti sauce out of the can, then I’m pretty much shoveling down some dried out saltines covered in peanut butter. Delicious, I know.

With my college years coming to a close, what better way to go out with a bang than attempting to get swiped into the BRC one last time?

After looking slightly creepy as I hovered outside of the cafeteria, I pathetically failed.

Clearly my desperate attempts to get in from a stranger were not working and I’m sure I weirded some poor souls out. My deepest apologies.

After my epic fail I decided to take the easy route and call up two of the only freshmen I know (shout out to Catherine Frenking and Eliza Gadziala).

Subsequently my feeble attempts to bribe them to bring me to the holy BRC was a success.

I had found my way in and I was not about to leave without a bang.

Proceeding dinner was not a fun experience due to my extreme fullness.

And I was quickly reminded why everyone seems to blow up like a balloon their first year.

Maybe some of you have more will power than I do when it comes to the infamous BRC, or just for food in general.

However, I think for now I’ll stick to my saltines and giggle to myself when I hear the freshmen complain about the food they are getting.

Take it all in, gain a little weight (that’s what the free gym is for), and take advantage of having someone else prepare your meals for you on a daily basis.

In the mean time, I’ll knock that one off the bucket list.


About Nicole Reither (0 Articles)
Nicole Reither is the Online Editor of The Arbiter. A senior Communication student pursuing a Certificate of Public Relations, Reither is also the Boise State PRSSA's President. Follow her on twitter @nReither.