Since we have discussed the top five hidden gems at ECU already, how about we talk about the overrated ones. You know, the one that first comes to mind when trying to set up a meeting or trying to meet a friend to rant about that last exam? The places that are overcrowded and overpopulated when all you really want is to just cower in your dorm and watch Netflix. The Black Sheep is here with the top five most overrated, way too popular spaces on campus:
5.) Mendenhall’s Destination 360:
They told us not to drink the Kool-Aid, but that didn’t stop us from eating the Chik-Fil-A nuggets. Or the Orange Chicken from Panda Express. People are always willing to spend their Pirate Meals to eat hang out with friends here, regardless of eating the same thing over and over each day. That makes this place overrated. Avoid the crowds, change up your routine, and try something new for once, pirates.
4.) Joyner Library’s Starbucks:
The lines here are always long and it’s overcrowded. We understand the need for a caffeine boost, but can’t you just grab your drug and go some place else? Head to the library and free up some space for those of us who are just trying to get in and out with our beloved PSL.
3.) Dowdy-Wright’s Starbucks:
Again, you should probably just resolve to never go to another Starbucks and save yourself a lot of dough and hassle. We don’t understand why people decide to get in line when they know they have a class in Brewster in the next few minutes. One thing to remember, if you don’t like how crowded it is in there just wait outside at the Starbucks truck! You can stop bothering the theater majors and their daily gossip, plus it’s much closer to Brewster.
2.) Minges Coliseum:
The concerts, the basketball games, the transit rides…the long, long, long walk in the hot sun or in the freezing cold just to spend time with friends…it must be stopped. Why go out when you can stay in with some nice Netflix and Chillin’. Enjoy your air-conditioned or well heated apartment or dorm, have a How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, or Scandal marathon (anything by Shonda is fire, people), and all is right with the world.
1.) Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium:
It’s what we’re all really here for. Why we scream our colors purple and gold! Why our marching band practices on the hill way too much for the sake of being a pep band and never attending legitimate band competitions. We hate to break it to you, Pirates, but there is so much more to live for than football games. We know, shocker. Honestly, you really want to interact with the same drunk people every week? No, scratch that (we do), but do you really want to deal with that same parking every week?