Ask anyone at JMU why they like being a student here and you’ll be greeted by a huge smile and a list of answers probably longer than you have the time for. The atmosphere on this campus is unforgettable, and it’s the reason why I made the decision to spend my undergraduate career here exactly four years ago. The overwhelmingly friendly population, the beautiful mountain scape, the contagious school spirit — here I go pronouncing that never-ending list I mentioned.
Unanimous love for JMU is clear all year round, but especially so during the last period of the spring session: graduation week. This is when seniors are bidding adieu to the place they have spent the height of their teenage years and the beginning of their mature years. They have learned to bleed purple and gold at football games and Homecoming festivities, but also to proudly wear the colors or JMU out loud on the beloved Quad — quite like this Fashionisto.
I must admit, although I was initially psyched to attend school here, the one thing that made me almost second guess my decision was the fact that I would have to see the purple and gold color combination everywhere for the next four years. I didn’t think there could possibly be any stylistic or aesthetic logic behind that mixture. But now, as a senior, I can admit I was wrong because clearly the two colors were meant to be together.
Donning a striped purple and gold collared polo, this Fashionisto is showing his spirit for JMU in a non-traditional way. By not wearing a typical bookstore apparel purchase, he shows that it is indeed possible to show your love for JMU in style. Paired with a dark pair of denim pants and a shimmering silver rectangular watch, this soon-to-be grad student was simultaneously bleeding purple and gold and breathing CollegeFashionista.