New Maroon camp gave me my best friends. Coming from out of state, I barely knew a soul. NMC introduced me to so many awesome people, and made the transition to college a wonderful thing.
"The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script
Lauren said, "First we would get dinner (Food is important); Then we'd go somewhere to play laser-tag or some kind of game. Competitive stuff is the best way to get to know someone! And then Sonic after. You always have to go to sonic after."
It was pref night during rush, and I had just walked out from making my choices. On the walk out I ran into two girls I had met at camp. We had just finished with the most stressful week of our lives. When we walked out of the union it had just turned to 10:00, and the chapel started playing the Alma Mater. (We learned all the words at camp) The three of us stood there outside the union, all in our pref dresses, holding our shoes in our hands, and we sang the Alma Mater at the very top of our lungs. Best moment ever.
The traditions. I love the cowbell, the ice cream, & the eternal flame. I love it because everyone in my family has gone here. Parents, Grandparents, everyone. I love the traditions because, even though the world changes around us everyday, and the people change, the traditions stay the same. I know that my mom ate MSU ice cream and rang her cowbell in Davis Wade, just like I do. I know that when I walk to Allen and I pass the eternal flame, it is the same flame that burned when my grandfather walked by in 1962. That is my favorite thing about Mississippi State.