When I first arrived at Shippensburg, I had no idea what anything would be like: where were the best places to hang out? What would the classes be like? What would the profs be like who taught those classes? How could I get my textbooks without losing an arm and a leg at the Bookstore?... etc. etc.|
Gradually, I came to find out these things via word of mouth and by finding them out on my own. I found out that Sheetz is the best place to go late at night when you have to eat something other than stale chips or 2-week old pizza. I found out that a professor could make or break a class for you. I found out... well... you get the idea. But I always wondered what would have happened if I had known a little more, a little sooner. What if there was one place I could go to find out everything there is to know about life at Ship? So...
ShipUnderground is my attempt to consolidate as much information and as many opinions about the University as possible, all in one central place. It's my hope that some of this info will be useful to freshmen and seniors alike. The site will rely on a lot of input from current and former students at the university, so it will only be as good as you make it.
I loved my time at Ship - it's a great school with great professors and great people. ...I sound like a commercial, I know. But just suck it up and admit that this is a pretty damn good school. Below are some reasonings behind specific sections of ShipUnderground.
ShipSpeaks - An attempt to carry on what the Angelfire professors site started... a place to rate and review University professors. It's not there to simply bash the men and women who teach us... it's there so that informed students can make the right decisions about which professors' teching style will suit them the best.
BookBay - During their junior year, 4 guys designed a textbook auction system for their Software Engineering class. It was an attempt to let students buy and sell textbooks directly to each other, thus eliminating the middle man. When BookBay went without a home after the class was done, ShipUnderground was there to pick it up!
Community Center - This is a place to find out about what's going on around the Shippensburg Area. I thought it would be cool to have a central place to read about local restaurants, get movie listings, post pictures, and talk about Ship happenings.
So, that's ShipUnderground. Hope you get as much out of it as I did making it. Your feedback is always welcomed - Email the Webmaster (that's me) with comments, questions, or suggestions.
Thanks for visiting! PEACE
- Luke Crofoot, class of '03