How I get to classes: by skateboard!

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Students travel between their classes and meetings in a variety of ways here at USC.  Walking, biking, skateboarding, scootering (I’ve seen people busting out the classic Razor scooters), and even an occasionally a lone unicycle can be seen between classes on campus.  They all work, and everyone has their preference.  For me, skateboarding has worked out the best, even though I never knew how to skateboard until I got to college.

When I first got to USC, I brought a bike along with me.  The thing was, I lived in an on-campus dorm, so even though a bike can be faster than other ways of getting to class, I was only arriving at classes a minute or two before friends who left my dorm at the same time since I had to deal with hassle of unlocking and locking the bike.  However, I noticed some of my friends who took skateboards to class had it easy- all they had to do was pick up their board and take it into the classroom with them. So, I decided to give it a shot.

Getting started was difficult at first, but after about a month I was making good time on my skateboard. And it was definitely worth it- the skateboard was a lot easier to deal with when I left and arrived at my destinations than my bike was.  USC’s campus is also pretty much flat, which is makes a skateboard a lot more usable (it’s not fun to go up hills).

There are plenty of places around campus to keep bikes

There are plenty of places around campus to keep bikes

The only –small — issue has been falling off every once in a while, but you get used to anticipating it and being able to keep from actually falling off and instead kind of run off the board.  I’d say that skating has made getting to classes a lot easier and even speedier for me- biking is probably still faster if you live a bit off campus, but I’m about a 7 minute walk from campus and I still prefer to skate.

There are also tons of places to put your skateboard- this is in our computer lab!

There are also tons of places to put your skateboard- this is in our computer lab!

 

Hope that gives a little bit of an insight into how to get from class to class– a college campus may be somewhat bigger than what you may be used to, so hopefully this was helpful information.  Anyways, have a good day, and see you here next week!

-Rob

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