Aside from your Ugg habit (which will be functionally problematic during mud season), none of these addictions are too terribly incriminating. Let’s tackle some Bennington stereotypes!
Q: DO BENNINGTON STUDENTS WASH THEIR HAIR!?!?
A: By and large, yes! There is a relatively small number of students on campus who refrain from regular bathing and hair care for “environmental” reasons, but at least they have some conviction. I have a computer science friend at UPenn who refrains from bathing simply because he’s a stereotypically gross computer science major. But yes, most Bennington students do bathe regularly. Clean is the new dirty for Bennington hippies- doing public action demands a tidy appearance!
Q: DO BENNINGTON KIDS ONLY SHOP AT EDGY THRIFT STORES!@?!?
A: There is a modicum of truth in this one- probably 99.9999999% of Bennington students have shopped at the Goodwill at least once (I got a sweet red leather jacket there for $7 once), and many shop there with some frequency. It’s good stuff for real cheap! But there is a fantastic array of fashion on display at Bennington on any given day, from boat shoe wearing preps to grungy punks and everything in between. I like Banana Republic. Evan likes H&M. Jan is sexy (and he knows it) and so doesn’t pay much mind to where he shops.
Q: IS EVERYONE AT BENNINGTON A RAW VEGAN!?!????!?!1!!
So in conclusion, yes, you’re cool enough for Bennington. Don’t worry about it!
A Cole Haan-wearing, hair gel-using, Banana Republic-shopping, McDonald’s-eating preppy white boy