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[Photo Story] Campus From A Worm’s Eye View

It’s almost summertime, folks. You know what that means? No, it’s not just watermelon, pools, and sunshine. It means playing in the dirt! Whether you were a bug kid growing up or not, many of us can remember summers spent catching fireflies, collecting rollie-pollies, or cutting up worms.

As we were doing all this thinking about bugs, it made us wonder what the worms think of our campus. It was then, it struck us, that there remains a whole world from below. With the worm’s eye view in mind, we set off to find the best angles on campus with the help of our worm tour guides.

Our first stop with our guides is the east part of campus. Here we have some awesome views like the Bryce Jordan Center, Beaver Stadium, Pegula Ice Arena, and familiar tourist attractions like the “We Are” sign.

Our guides declined to comment on what they thought of the new ticket lottery, but something tells us they’re planning on sneaking in.

A popular photo-op location remains equally awesome low to the ground.

After getting a quick pump in at the IM Building, we began the long journey west across campus. The first stop was the freshmen quarters at East Halls.

Damn it, we missed the bus again…

After a quick ice cream break, we kept journeying onward. Boy, was this taking a while, worms aren’t the quickest after all.

At least on our worm tour, we didn’t have to worry about the Curtain Road traffic.

Popping out of the ground right by the library was a nice treat. We enjoyed watching other students “studying” for finals.

Sometimes you have to take a play out of their book and stop to smell the flowers.

We particularly enjoyed watching the grad photoshoots. They grow up so fast.

The HUB Lawn was the perfect place to end our tour with plenty of room to roam.

We hope this worm-guided tour helps you see the wonderful things that remain to be seen when you get really low and look up.

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Jack Anderson-Jussen

Jack is a second-year finance and accounting major from Pittsburgh, PA, and is one of Onward State's photographers. A die-hard Penguins fan, Jack bleeds black and gold. Feel free to follow his incredible Spotify playlists and make him feel good about how much time he's spent on them. When not taking pictures you'll find Jack at Panzer Stadium playing for the club lacrosse team. Follow him for more @jackaj_ on Instagram, and @jackaj on Spotify.

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