If you’ve ever lived in West Campus, there was probably a time when you’ve hated it. The proximity to campus is nice but at what cost? West campus is crowded with people and construction, parking is a nightmare, it’s expensive and waiting for the elevator is annoying if you’re already late for class.
Riverside gets a bad rep since it is about a 15 minute bus ride (or 45 minutes if it's 5:00 pm and you’re stuck in traffic), but it’s affordability and close proximity to HEB and other amenities make the distance worth it. If you still believe that West Campus is better, here are six reasons why Riverside is far superior.
1. Riverside has the best authentic tacos. Sorry everyone, but Torchy's Tacos are not real tacos. Neither is Taco Bell.
Riverside tacos never disappoint me— Mr. Cruz (@CheeseHead_Tony) March 18, 2018
three pastor tacos from the Al Pastor taco truck on Riverside. https://t.co/W1wguu3qWb— aunt coco (@courtneyyvette_) March 15, 2018
2. West Campus isn’t as neat and clean as the brochures make it out to be. It’s actually really messy.
Driving to Whataburger and I see an old lady open her car door, casually vomit then drive off like nothing happened. Just a normal Wednesday in West Campus.— ut loves drama (@leftynick96) February 28, 2018
26 west amenities: parking, gym, and water features! pic.twitter.com/tujgV28BsR— Parker Puryear (@ParkerPuryear) February 28, 2018
I SWEAR pedestrians in west campus think they’re cats with 9 lives!!!!!— Maddy Ramirez (@maddyramirez) March 2, 2018
3. The view of the city from the boardwalk in Riverside is enough to motivate you to run.
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4. There is always something weird to see in Riverside.
I saw a woman walking a cat on a leash earlier today. #Riverside— Jake Salinas (@MrJakeSalinas) March 7, 2018
Today on Riverside: Batman, Spider-Man, and some transformers— taylor (@tayashros) March 22, 2018
5. Riverside is a sweet getaway from the chaos.
after having to live in west campus during roundup season for the second year in a row, I can tell you riverside kids made the right decision— alice (@alikanitz) March 25, 2018
i rly wish i rented an airbnb or had friends in riverside or smth because i really am not down for the noise/shenanigans of round up— (ง'̀-'́)ง (@lilyxhuynh) March 23, 2018
6. You can jam, mosh and even cry at Emo’s events.
Ha! I remember attending an Explosions in the Sky show at Emo's back in the day and the entire place was a brohug.— Ramon Reigns (@ramsvelas) March 21, 2018