By Student Blogger: Rabita
Wisconsin is a lovely state for exchange students. It has a strong culture and a signature way of living. One day I’d love to call myself as a true Wisconsinite, and I will, but I still have a lot of things to learn. This post is dedicated to my lovely state of Wisconsin, and here are some things you can do to be a true Wisconsinite:
1. Have dairy products more than anything else in your fridge.
Welcome to the dairy state! The total population of Wisconsin is approximately 9 million (5.5 million people and 3.5 million cows). Let’s start out with my favorite subject, which is food. All Wisconsin farmers gave all their love and passion on producing the best dairy products. Nothing’s better than 6 gallons of milk and a big bag of cheese in your fridge!
2. Know the 4 seasons:
Winter, more winter, all time winter, and construction.
Everyone living in Wisconsin is aware that the state is basically divided into two seasons: road construction and winter. Spring, summer, and fall goes so fast until you see a fresh layer of snow. This happiness lasts about two weeks until the weather drops to -30 degrees. Don’t expect any snow days, school is always open even there’s 2 feet of snow outside.
3. Learn how to spell!
Try to spell these city names. Waukesha, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Eau Claire, Sheboygan, and Kaukauna. How are you doing so far? Don’t call yourself a Wisconsinite if you can’t spell those cities, it takes a lot of practice for me and I still can’t pronounce it right.
4. Bleed green and gold
It’s all about the Packers, all the time. If you’re a true a Wisconsinite, Packers season is a state-wide holiday. Packer fans do not mess around, we are considered as the best fans in the nation. There’s nothing stopping a Packer fan from their passion for the green and gold. A true Wisconsinite always backs the Pack!