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  • Why I Love MU

    by Maddy Minehart | Sep 13, 2017
    <p style="text-align: left;">Hi! My name is Maddy Minehart, and I am a new student blogger this year. Since this is my first blog, I think a good way to get to know me is to learn how much I love MU. To give you an idea of why, here are some of my favorite things about Manchester:<br /> <br /> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">1. Campus<br /> Our campus is beautiful! The flowers, our buildings, the mall &ndash; taking a walk around campus will easily brighten anyone&rsquo;s day.<br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/maddy1.jpg?sfvrsn=5a6cbd62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=39548A7753F94A2C2D53E92A29941FE468D15707" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="TheFountain" title="TheFountain" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" /> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">The fountain behind the Administration Building (shaded by Manchester&rsquo;s signature tall oak trees) is a serene spot on campus.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/maddy-2.jpg?sfvrsn=4e6cbd62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=8DEFFDBF52610F4E7F5A02BE8D676FDEBDD81B7B" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="Chapel" title="Chapel" /><br /> View from Petersime Chapel, looking out onto the Mall.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">2. People<br /> Undoubtedly my favorite part of Manchester! And to me, the most important piece of the University. Without its faculty and staff, MU would not be what it is. The Manchester community works incessantly to create connections and bonds with students, all while educating and preparing them for their futures. Manchester students are lucky to study at an institution where they are cared for so much.&nbsp;<br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/maddy3.jpg?sfvrsn=626cbd62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=289C6F08B2C8912F6AEF8B1AF41E462CB9F0985A" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="Faculty" title="Faculty" /><br /> Two great members of MU's faculty - Dr. Kate Eisenbise Crell and Dr. Heather Schilling<br /> <br /> 3. Athletics<br /> As a student-athlete (Go MUWBB!), I am an avid sports fan. I love watching all our teams compete and win. Whether it be soccer, wrestling, or track and field, Spartan athletic teams compete with intensity, integrity, and pride. It is a privilege to represent your school, so wearing a Manchester jersey is very important to me. Our athletic department, coaches, and fans are incredibly supportive and dedicated. Being an athlete here is an amazing experience!<br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/maddy4.jpg?sfvrsn=116cbd62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=D047B2210FE93650FFE80E3069941E6609E3FDE8" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="Basketball" title="Basketball" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">I hope this gives you an insight as to why I love Manchester University so much! I am excited to share my experiences and thoughts this year with you all through this blog. Thanks so much for reading!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/maddy-minehart.jpg?sfvrsn=7153bd62_0" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Maddy-Minehart" title="Maddy-Minehart" /><br /> <em>Maddy Minehart '19 is a history and religious studies double major. A member of the women's basketball team and heavily involved on campus, her dream job is to be a history professor.</em></p>