The school would often get coils of black bar steel rebar tie wire from various building contractors over the years, leaving quite a bit of backlog in the art department’s supply shed
When I decided to attend a liberal arts college down the road from my house, I thought I was making a huge compromise. I was going to this tiny college instead of this massive out-of-state college that is in the top 20 of the whole entire country. I have wanted to go to that school since I was a child, as it is in the city where I was born and the same college my grandfather attended. Getting in as a potential undergrad was one of the most pride-inducing moments of my entire life. At the same time, I had to be mature and realize that my dream school cost too much money. The potential debt of just a single semester at that school would dwarf the total debt I had after four years at the small liberal arts school down the road from my house. While it’s still daunting to see that amount of debt on my credit report, it’s a lot better than $200,000. That’s roughly how much money it would have cost if I had gone to this large state school instead of the cheap liberal arts school near my parents’ house. I enjoyed my time there and the various classes I had a chance to attend during my four years of undergraduate school. I loved the art classes, especially sculpting. Once we showed our proficiency with cardboard sculpting, we learned welding and started sculpting with steel rebar tie wire. The school would often get coils of black bar steel rebar tie wire from various building contractors over the years, leaving quite a bit of backlog in the art department’s supply shed. I had a lot of fun heating, bending, and welding the steel rebar into various shapes.