When economics junior Trung Nguyen skateboards from West Campus to the music building every Monday, he weaves around hundreds of students on their way to class — but his mind is elsewhere. He pictures New York. He’s skating through alleys and maneuvering between taxis and bikers. He’s flying past graffiti-covered walls and shredding down curbs and rails.
With its abundance of trees, campus contains several ideal nooks where the “outdoorsy-type” — or even just the lazy type — can study, sleep or improve their balance. Students don’t have to leave campus and go to Pease Park or Zilker to enjoy a day outdoors.