I thought I knew Vermillion. After all, I’ve lived here for over a year now and the view from my dorm room encapsulated all I needed to know about the town, right? I was wrong.
Making the transition from tiny dorm to tiny (but still five times bigger than my dorm) basement apartment, has forced me to become aware of this place we all love and hate. The year has only just started and I’m baffled by how little I know about the town itself.
Let’s start with what I did know. I know Wal-Mart, the massive supercenter I became familiar within hours of my arrival, and obviously campus and the few streets surrounding it. Unfortunately, I also know the location of a fraternity or two. I am also aware of the fact that arrests can be made on the courthouse lawn.
Anyway, I’ve so far learned that there is a lot to learn. As of now, Vermillion and I are mere acquaintances, and I will be documenting our blossoming friendship.