Thousands of fans pack Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday’s for game day. The stadium, which is known for it’s noise has received accolades from players, coaches, and ESPN announcers. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told ESPN that Washington-Grizzly Stadium was the loudest environment he had ever played in. So, what does it feel like to play for the Griz and run out of the tunnel into one of the best atmospheres college football has to offer? Watch this 360° video to find out!
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It is no secret that the majority of the University of Montana student body is made up of Montana born and raised students (we’re talking 74% in-state). It is also no secret that there are “Keep California Out!” signs on everyone’s lawn (not really).
“Oh where are you from?” – Seemingly interested older Montanan
“Sacramento, California!” – Me
“…I’m sorry…” – Now uninterested and bitter older Montanan
“I’m not 🙂 Thanks for having me!” – Smiling me
Take a minute to listen up. I may not speak on behalf of the rest of the Californians in Montana, but I have a perspective I’d love to share. The second I stepped on University of Montana’s campus I knew that it could be my home away from home. The city of Missoula, hell the state of Montana, felt like hugging someone that you haven’t seen in years. I’ve been here for 4 very short years and no, I don’t plan on staying, but yes I will be back to visit. The reason being that it offered the experience of a lifetime for this particular time in my life.
For anyone who’s interested, University of Montana allowed me to step away from most everything I knew in Sacramento (yes I had seen snow, every year in Tahoe minus the recent winters). I was able to clearly establish my values as a young adult, assess the type of future I wanted, and walk away with some of the best friendships I will have for a lifetime.
You see, us Northern Californians appreciate tall trees, snowcapped mountains, cleaning our campsites and wandering to find that adventure just doesn’t end. I can single-handedly agree that California has some extreme undesirables. But so does Montana (hello Meth Capital), so does Colorado, so does New York, and Wyoming and every other state you can name. How do you think Arizona feels hosting all the frail Montana old-timers looking for warm retirement? Probably a mix of “stay in your own state” and “please contribute to our economy; look we have handicap approved EVERYTHING!”
I’ll leave on this note. The amount of times that people think that I’m a Montanan prior to asking is remarkable. Let’s just say I’ve had to convince just about everyone I meet with a valid California drivers license. My experience with those who are excited to have me is what makes Montana “the last best place”. The nay-sayers couldn’t keep me out if they tried.
By: Lia Sbisa, proud Sacramento Native and Montana Visitor
- Your Name
Putting our names on our possessions is what we have been doing since kindergarten. Now you are graduating and it’s time to decorate your mortarboard. You can use your first name only or last name as well. Style your name in a fancy way to let the audience know who is graduating 🙂
- Something related to your major
If you have something that you repeatedly learn in your major or something that is very important in your major such as an equation, show it on your graduation cap. It represents what you got from school.
- School theme
What about adding your school’s mascot?
Tell the audience where you are going after you graduate from college! Make them excited as well by letting them know what is waiting for you in the future.
- Memory from college
Add something special to remind you of your college career. This could be some study buddies who you always studied with or with others whom you had the most precious time during school.
Take your favorite character to your graduation. Be creative by using quotes from them! It will be entertaining for everyone at the graduation!
- Quotes and Phrase
If you have any favorite quotes or phrases that are always in your mind, you could use them as a decoration to deliver your message to the audience. Some suggestions would be favorite quotes from a movie you always watch or a phrase that a famous company uses as their slogan.
- Thank Something
Graduation is a great opportunity to say “Thank you”: thank someone who supported you through your college life; thank somewhere you always went during exam weeks; thank something that helped you keep energized when you took down your enemy aka homework.
- Confess Something
This is a great time to confess something. Tell your friends or family something you have kept secret. Surprise!
- 3D decoration
I was impressed how creative people are when I was searching these images. Express what you liked from your school life with a miniature figure of it such as beer pong on your graduation cap. Cool!
Did you find any good ideas for your graduation cap? I think it will be fun to decorate your cap because it becomes a memory of the last moments of your college life. It could be your last study break after you have all of your final project done. I hope this article helped you come up with a unique idea and was entertaining for you.