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Is it corny for grad students to wear their grad university's paraphernalia?


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The only thing that is "corny" is how expensive those items are. Seriously, "with the stipend y'all are offering, can I at least get a complimentary hoodie? I mean, I won't have the money to turn up my heat..."

Never corny at all to celebrate your achievements in grad school. You are part of a team.

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The one school I bought lots of 'school merchandise' from I dropped out of. Now I'm superstitious: I've told myself I can buy MyU goodies once I've passed my qualifying exams (at which point I'll pretty much be guaranteed a master's, at least).

It's too bad, though;I love the T-shirts here. Our mascot has such a kick-ass attitude. Literally. (see below)

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If it is then I must be corny because I've got two hoodies, a couple of Ts and some other paraphernalia. I'm just as much a Columbia student as the undergrads (more, maybe, since I'll be here longer! LOL.)

And I didn't pick my program for the regalia but it is a relief that it's quite pretty. I like Columbia blue!

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I don't know, "school spirit" seems to be an especially American thing. I'm proud of my accomplishments, but I don't feel any special affection for either of the schools I've attended. I've bought school paraphernalia before, but mostly for christmas presents. I have a small pin on my bag, and even that makes me sometimes a little self-conscious. I've never once attended a university sporting event, and I paid little to no attention to how "our teams" were doing. I think this is pretty common up here; college sports just aren't a big deal. If I'm fortunate enough to attend a US school in the fall, I'm open to change.

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I don't usually wear grad school paraphernalia, because I dislike my grad school's colors. Purple and canary yellow. Sometimes I wonder if someone was dropping acid when they came up with that.

I try to avoid wearing any undergrad paraphernalia on days where the two schools are playing against each other.

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I'm wearing my school's paraphernalia right now. Where I live, people wear the university's gear all the time--I'd guess most are not even alumni; they just like the athletic teams or their kids go here. It's not a big deal. And working here at the University, they give it away--so I have a couple of free shirts and hoodies.

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One of my promises to myself if I got into Yale was that I could buy the ridiculously expensive Yale totebag I saw at the bookstore when I was interviewing. I didn't get in, so it's moot now, but you can bet that I'll be purchasing at least a hoodie or a tote bag or something for whatever school I do end up attending.

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