In this case the title says it all: this post is all about my life through clothes. I’m not talking about just any clothes, I am talking about my life as documented by the variety of free Duke t-shirts I have accumulated during three years at this wonderful institution.
This may sound crazy, but bear with me, I shall explain. One of the reasons I love my school, besides the experiences traditionally associated with Duke (academics, amazing professors, the campus, etc.), is the amount of free t-shirts I receive every year through programs and causes across campus.
Another event = another t-shirt.
It might seem silly, but no one can deny the nostalgic feeling you get when you reach for a t-shirt and are instantly brought back to a big event from your college career. My free t-shirt collection is like a useable scrapbook, a wearable document of the many events I have attended and the programs I have participated in.
With admissions letters sent out, many students are taking a closer look at Duke to see whether or not they can imagine themselves as a part of our community. What does it mean to be a Duke student? What types of things do Duke students do?
Each Duke experience is different. Here is a taste of my time at Duke… with my closet doing the talking.
T-shirt One (Relay for Life): As you may be able to tell, this shirt is rather old. In fact, it is one of the first free t-shirts added to my collection. My freshman dorm Bassett, the best freshman dorm of all time, created a team and participated in Relay for Life. It was an amazing experience to be able to raise money and awareness for a cause I believe in and also have a great time with my fellow Bassetteers.
I could go on and on about the amazing events and opportunities at Duke, but I decided to limit it to three of my favorite Duke memories. If you asked another Duke student to do the same, you would probably get three different shirts. There are so many opportunities, clubs, and programs at Duke to get involved in, all with their own t-shirts.
What t-shirts can you see yourself collecting?
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