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By:Emi l yLadd


Her eatPur dueUni ver si t yt her ei sal wayssomet hi ngt odo.Whet her i t ’ seat i ngorst udyi ngi nt heuni onorgoi ngt ooneoft hemany pl acesonChauncey,youandyourf r i endswi l lneverbebor ed. Ther ear emanyuni queandbeaut i f ulst r uct ur esandmyt hsabout Pur due’ scampust hatnoot herschoolshar es.Thedi st i nct i vet hi ngs aboutPur duemaket hi suni ver si t yappeal i ngt omanyst udent sal l overt hewor l deachyearandbygr aduat i ngasaBoi l er maker ,you setyour sel fapar tf r om ot herst udent s.


Thebel lt oweri soneoft he mostwel lknownst r uct ur es atPur due.Ther ear emany myt hspassedar oundby st udent st hatonl yt hebr ave wi l lt est .I ti ssai di fyou wal kundert het owerdur i ng yourt i meher easast udent youwi l lnotgr aduat ei nf our year s.Anot hermyt hi st hat i fyouki ssyoursi gni f i cant ot herundert het owerwhi l e t hebel li sr i ngi ngyouwi l lbe dest i nedt ogetmar r i ed.Thi s t owerhasbeent hesubj ect ofmanymyt hsbot hgood andbad;i ti supt oyout o f i ndouthow accur at et hey ar e.

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Si ncePur due’ smai nl ogoi st he Boi l er makert r ai ni ti sr i ghtt o haver ai l r oadt r ackson campus.I t ’ sat r adi t i ont o j umpovert het r acksasani ncomi ngf r eshmandur i ngBoi l er Gol dRushandal soaf t er gr aduat i onasaseni or .Asa f r eshmanst udent scr osst he t r acksf r om t heNor t hshowi ng al i f el ongr el at i onshi pwi t h Pur due.Af t ergr aduat i onseni or scr ossf r om t heSout ht o r epr esentst eppi ngi nt ot he wor l dwi t ht heaccompl i shment ofaPur duedegr ee.Thesymbol i sm oft heset r acksi sat r adi t i onf r om Pur dueAl umniand i sagr eatwayt ost ar tand f i ni sht i meher eatPur due.

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Themomentonesendsi nt hei r accept ancel et t ert oPur duet hey ar eonest epcl osert ochangi ng t hewor l dandachi evi ngt hei r dr eams.Al t houghPur duei smost knownf orengi neer i ngt her ear e manypr ogr amsequal l yasr ewar di ng.What everyourmaj or , youreducat i onher ewi l lmakea posi t i vei mpact .St udent swho chosePur duedonotchose Pur duet ogetbyi nl i f e,t hey chosePur duet obecomesuccessf ulandexceedi nwhat ever dr eamst heymayhave.Taki ngi t onest epatat i mei st hebestway t odowel lnotonl yi nschool ,but i nal lexper i encesi nl i f e.

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Al t hought heLi onFount ai ni s aver ydi st i nct i veandwel l knowndonat i ont oPur due’ s campus,i ti sal soknownf or bei ngassoci at edwi t hr umor s ofi t sown.I ti ssai dt hatat mi dni ghti favi r gi ndr i nks f r om t hef ount ai n,t hel i onwi l l r oar .Apar tf r om t her umor s t hi sf ount ai ni sagr eataddi t i ont ot hecampusandhasa gr eatl ocat i onont hecor nerof St anl eyCoul t erHal lf orst udent st odr i nkf r om whet heri t i sahotdayorst udent sar e l ooki ngf orsomewher et of i l l upt hei rwat erbot t l e.


Amel i aEar har t ,bei ngan al umniatPur dueUni ver si t y,i sabi gpar tofnotonl y hi st or yi ngener al ,buthi st or yofPur dueaswel l .I n honorofherandherdi scover i esPur dueUni ver si t y hasnamedar esi dencehal l i nhernamewi t hast at ueof heratt heent r anceoft he di ni ngcour tl ocat edi nsi de t her esi dencehal l .The st at uer epr esent sal lshe hasaccompl i shedand showsPur due’ spr i def or heramazi ngwor kandpr ovi di ngherwi t hagr eateducat i on.


Theengi neer i ngf ount ai ni s t hecent erofal lt heengi neer i ngbui l di ngsonPur due Uni ver si t y’ scampusandi s notonl yabeaut i f ulst r uct ur e t osi tandr el axbyonahot day,buti sal sooneoft wo f ount ai nst hatpar t i ci pat i ng st udent susef orwhati s cal l eda“ f ount ai nr un” .The f ount ai nr uni saPur duet r adi t i onwher est udent sr un t hr oughonef ount ai nandr un t ot henextf ount ai nr unni ng t hr oughi taswel l .Wi t hout t hi sf ount ai noneoft hemost wel l knownt r adi t i onswoul d bel ost .

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TheLoebFount ai ni snotonl y t hesecondf ount ai nst udent s uset opar t i ci pat ei nf ount ai n r uns,buti sal soabeaut i f ul f ount ai noni t sown.Thi s f ount ai ni ssubj ectt omany st udent snotonl yr unni ng t hr ough,butr est i ngand st udyi ngbet weencl assesas wel l .Thebui l di ngsandot her st r uct ur esatPur dueUni ver si t yar eal lbeaut i f ulandhave i nt er est i ngt i est ot hem whet heri ti sst udentt r adi t i onsormyt hs,t hecampus andst udentl i f eofPur duear e asi ghtf oranyonet oget hookedon.

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