Almost everything is different this
school year, but some things never change.
One of those tried-and-true constants?
College kids arguing about whose school is better.
The generations-old debate has made
its way to TikTok, where students have
posted thousands of videos flouting
their school’s campus.
It’s a trend that comes at an uncertain time
for college students, many of whom are currently
attending classes away from their campuses.
Often, the posts harp more on
nostalgia than anything else.
Naturally, the debate has gotten pretty
heated, with students weighing in from
almost every region of the country.
Fun and games aside, there is something
deeper — and slightly more problematic
about the current campus battle.
the videos glorify beautiful, wealthy
universities while demeaning smaller schools
and community colleges.
As TikTok user goblininfluencer points
out, there’s a sense of Ivy League elitism involved
in glorifying old, legacy-filled campuses