I have lived in three different places in the country and can honestly say that there is no mold for whom should attend USC. There are people from the North, West and across the globe who find their group of people they can call their best friends. Granted someone with a preference for football would have a blast at USC however someone who has not even heard of the sport would have no problem having just as much fun. Even though the students range from place to place, there are distinct qualities we all exhibit. Firstly, ambition. You may see a student who looks slack and not into their work, however, upon speaking to them find out they have just finished a fifteen page term paper and are studying for their masters. Looks do not define ambition at USC. Each student is taking steps to their goals 24/7. Secondly, loyalty. No matter where you go, if a gamecock needs help, their fellow students will be there for them. Lastly, kindness. It shocked me when on my first days of class how many upperclassmen had no problem taking the time out of their day to help me find my class. It is an unsaid trait we possess. For example if we're studying late at the library, and having not even spoken a word to one another, I get up to refill my water bottle, the student I am sitting with will watch my belongings in case someone tries to take them. It is a quality i am proud to say we all possess and one that makes me proud to be a Gamecock.