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College Guide 2014

You said it

Students tell us about life near their campuses

What’s your name, age and year in school? Daniel Rodriguez, 21, sophomore.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? Mostly if I wanted to just hang out I’d go to the library.
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? Definitely it’s gonna be Kobe’s (Kobe Japanese Steak House, 11609 E. Colonial Drive, kobesteakhouse.com), which is on East Colonial.
What do people do for fun on this campus? Um, fun? Mostly I just study. It’s the most fun thing I do.
How’s parking on this campus? Any tips for beating the parking nightmares? During the end of the year, it’s nice and easy. But at the beginning of the year, it’s gonna be packed. It’s really annoying. You just gotta show up early and beat the traffic.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? You’re just gonna have to walk around outside, I guess. Be like, “Hey, what’s up, hi.”

What’s your name, age and year in school? Kayla (no last name given), 18, freshman.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? I don’t know.
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? I’m very Hispanic; I like La Lechonera (Lechonera Latina, 9850 E. Colonial Drive, lechoneralatina.net). It’s really good.
What’s the best option on the dining-hall or cafeteria menu? All of the cafeteria food is good. It’s better than high school, that’s for sure!
What do people do for fun on this campus? I like going to the gym. There’s a gym upstairs.
How’s parking on this campus? Sometimes it’s bad. It just depends on the day and how early you are.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? The cafeteria.

Full Sail University

What’s your name, age and year in school? JT Schneider, 19, freshman.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? I have no clue because I don’t drink beer, but the Wing House (Wing House of Winter Park, 227 S. Semoran Blvd., winghouse.com) has beer, I think.
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? Sonny’s (Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 3390 University Blvd., Winter Park, sonnysbbq.com) is really good, but also I like Crispers (391 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, crispers.com).
What do people do for fun on this campus? Just hang out in the parking lot. But me and my friends are getting together to play Minecraft at the end of the month. Just a Minecraft party.
How’s parking on this campus? Any tips for beating the parking nightmares? Depends on what time you get here. If you get here 10 minutes before class, it’s a nightmare. If you get here 30 minutes before class, it’s fine.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? Definitely the Fishbowl. It’s Building 3 on campus. It’s this big glass bowl from the outside, and it’s just where everyone goes to hang out. There’s a Starbucks there.

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