I bought a car!



This is my car. Isn't it cute? It's perfect - a little AWD hatchback with seatbelts and windshield wipers and a sunroof! Sure, it was expensive (car + massachusetts registration + insurance + maintenance + gas), but can you really put a price on freedom? I can go anywhere I want, anytime I want.

And this is why, if you're anything like me, you need a car at Olin.

Granted, you may not be anything like me, but just in case you are, I'll tell you why you need a car.

Olin is a nice small school. It has 300 students.

300.

Students.

Do you know how many 300 is? It's not a lot. Do you know what 300 students means? It means you recognize every person

by their haircut

from across campus.

For some, this is a good thing. Unfortunately, I'm not included in that some.

These 300 students live on campus in Boston, Needham, the middle of nowhere, on top of a windy hill. Needham's 1.5 miles away, which is sort of walkable, if you need to pick up a prescription at CVS or something, unless it's like, 15 degrees. And you can take a half hour ride on the T to Boston, provided you beg your roommate, friend, person in your class with a car for the 5 mile ride to the closest T station.

I do like spending time at Olin - it's beautiful, has comfy chairs in the library, and all my friends are here. But it's nice, and somewhat necessary, to get away sometimes too.

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