Suburbs vs. the City
During the discussion about suburbs and the city, I didn't exactly understand the meaning of the exercise because my whole group was from the suburbs and trying to write about what the city was like. I wish that we had someone to compare against from the city and talking about the suburbs. I felt like the suburbs were more homey, safe, and comfortable. I thought that it wasn't so fast paced and that there's less comotion during the night. Whereas in the city, it's always full of life, and seems dangerous at night. I wouldn't want to go walking through the city by myself after dark, but it's different in the suburbs. I feel safe because it's comprised mostly of families and seems like a community of it's own; but not separated.
In class, the idea that the suburbs were physically separated from the city, but I didn't believe that was true. I just felt like half the time there's no need to go into the city unless it's for a sporting event or a concert. There's nothing holding the suburbs back from going down into the city, just that there's no reason. And I wouldn't think that people from the city really have any reason to come out the suburbs. Someone mentioned in class that they believe the suburbs are full of "stay at home moms" who drive their kids around in minivans, which is somewhat correct.
Another aspect we talked about in class is going from the suburbs to a big college in the cities. I didn't think that there was much of a transition because there were plenty of kids from Brookfield which were attending the U, so it wasn't so overwhelming. I think the U feels much smaller now that we're in classes and making friends and being involved in other activities.