College

Living in Jersey, on Ohio Time: The Journey to & the Experience of my First Year of College

When I meet someone new at college, the cycle is almost the same in every situation. We exchange names, and the next question is “Where are you from?” Everyone here in New Jersey is very proud about what part of the state they are from, and I’ve found that at this point, it’s just best to nod like I know exactly where they came from. When I respond with “I’m from Ohio” it’s like their world has been completely shattered. At a college with a 1% out-of-state population, people not from New Jersey are pretty hard to find.

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