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You never know what kinds of relationships you'll develop while you're at Bernard. Perhaps you will find your one true love or your best friend forever, or the roommate you had nightmares about or the worst professor to ever have graced the Lawn. Use this shipping forum to start working on relationships with other characters and members.
Character development is an integral part of the community and philosophy of Detail, Color, and Tone. Characters are dynamic, always changing and flourishing as they become more involved in their environment. This is the place to further flesh out your character, whether through writing journals, compiling a playlist, collecting images associated with your character, and much more. This is a place for you to go wild. Be creative, fuel your muse, and have fun!
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As the fall semester kicks into gear, the Bernard Bruins are hoping to kick this year’s football season off on a high note. Tonight they face the Michigan State Spartans in what is sure to be an exciting match up – so rile up your team spirit and show some school pride! The university encourages all students, faculty, and locals to partake in the festivities surrounding the first football game of the season – including tailgating!
The heart and soul of scholarship in Bernard resides in these academic buildings. Classes, lectures, and symposiums take place within these structures, and hundreds of thousands of students and faculty alike have passed through their doors since the year of the university's founding.
Dudley Hall represents the heart of The Lawn, serving as both the home of the university administration, and as a popular hangout spot for the students and faculty of the university. This estately building has two lower floors that includes a popular dining hall, outdoor patios facing the Central Commons and the North End, and study areas. The upper two floors houses the offices of the university administration.
Bernard is surrounded by the forests of North Carolina, and the plethora of green expanses have led it to its signature nickname "The Lawn," coined by North Carolina native and United States President, James K. Polk. With plenty of open spaces to study, throw the frisbee around, or to lay in the sun, Bernard students enjoy a particularly outdoors-oriented on-grounds experience.
When Bernard University moved to its permanent home in 1813, Asbury Chapel was the crowning jewel and tallest building on the university grounds. Donor William Dudley, who made Bernard's new beautiful home possible, asked to keep Asbury Chapel the tallest building on the grounds as a token of faith that Bernard would remain loyal to its Presbyterian heritage. Ten stories high, with a bell tower that rings every fifteen minutes, Asbury Chapel has become an iconic symbol for the university, and the place where most freshmen students nap during their mandatory semester of chapel.
Sustenance is important. While some universities only make sure students are fed, Bernard wants to guarantee that students are not only fed well, but they also have an enjoyable eat in experience. There are multiple dining options on the Lawn in order to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of the student body.
The Elias H. Moreau University Library is a monolithic, multi-story structure with levels far into the basement, and a masterpiece of Georgian architecture. Quiet reading rooms are on every floor for students to use, and on ground floor is a small cafe for those who need to recharge after hours of poring over texts. The library is home to well over 4.5 million volumes
To ensure a positive experience, Bernard University has stewarded its resources to provide several spaces for recreational activity. Not all time at Bernard will be spent at class (although a sizeable portion should), but it is indeed okay to relax and have fun, especially under the clear skies and hot Carolina sun.
Bernard has been and always will be a residential university. Virtually all freshmen and sophomores live on the Lawn and students live on the Lawn well into their fourth year. Most students will spend their first two years within one of the many residence halls the university has to offer, each one of them offering a particular spin on the Bernard experience, and upper-division students enjoy more unique options, summitting in the Fourth-Year Villa.
South of the entrance of the university is The Corner, the strip of commercial and retail space enjoyed by north Raleigh residents and Bernard students and faculty. Bars, restaurants, and shops populate the area, and the expensive prices each business charges is to help pay for the areas incredibly high land value and equally high rents.
Game Days are extremely important in Bernard culture. As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, football may not be the best, but it is still a deeply-rooted tradition for everyone to support their Bruins as they tackle the Blue Devils, the Tarheels, and the despicable Demon Deacons.
A short walk away from the southwest corner of the Lawn, lies Greek Row, a neighborhood of 6 fraternities and sororities. Many of these houses are well-established as a result of alumni pouring money into the maintenance and renovation of the homes as the fraternities have grown over time. In wake of other universities, the party scene at Bernard is relatively tame. Even so, you can hear the raucous noises coming from certain houses and the ringing of sirens not too long after.
Most upperclassmen choose to live off-grounds in an effort to assert their independence and prepare for the real world beyond college. The real estate surrounding Bernard has made it particularly suitable for students to find apartments to share with friends. While the convenience of living on the Lawn is missed, students are usually glad that they have a stronger sense of autonomy outside of the residence policies.
Many professors and their family elect to live in a large neighborhood east of the Lawn for convenience. As a result, a small, unofficial neighborhood of faculty members a few streets down from Bernard University bloomed over the course of the years and has become a prime spot for residency. Students often refer to this residential area as The Village.
A beautiful City of Oaks and a member of the Research Triangle, Raleigh is a fast-growing city with economic potential and a hub of Southern culture and heritage. Bernard students love to go into the city on Friday nights to remove themselves from the university bubble.
Located in the northwest section of Raleigh within the beltline, Five Points is a mostly suburban area composed of several historic neighborhoods at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue, Fairview, and Whitaker Mill Road. Affluence is visibly seen in homes beautiful maintained or restored. With easy access to downtown Raleigh, and plenty of amenities within and nearby, living in Five Points certainly suggests living well close to the heart of the city.
Established after the Civil War, the East Raleigh / South Park neighborhoods were a predominantly black community. Homes and businesses that take form in these neighborhoods are densely packed, made unique with craftsman architecture. As Raleigh's population grows, East Raleigh has become a popular ground for development, and while change is great, residents wish to retain its unique identity in the city.
Encompassing almost a quarter of Raleigh proper, Southwest Raleigh is a diverse area that is the locale of North Carolina State University, a vibrant social scene, and aggressive growth. More affordable than the expensive Five Points corridor, without having to live in Cary, Southwest Raleigh is a hub for many residents.
One of the largest suburban communities in the Raleigh area, Cary is affordable (in most parts), home to many amenities, shopping centers, and great schools. Those who like to be away from the bustle and traffic of a modern city are most likely to find a nice lifestyle in Cary.
Just north of the Beltline, the Midtown and North Hills area of Raleigh still offers a vibrant city life complete with commercial space and trendy apartments and condos. Its distance from the city center is not too much of an inconvenience, and proves to be an affordable spot for those just starting out or who want just a slice of the city life.
Originally a small residential hamlet outside of the Raleigh city center, Millbrook was eventually annexed. A diverse and established community, Millbrook is a diverse neighborhood offering a fairly typical suburban experience.
On the other side of the Appalachian mountains lays the state of Tennessee, and on all sides, forests abound. Beyond the Piedmont, western North Carolina is a perfect place for any outdoor enthusiast, with Ashville and the Biltmore as its main attractions.
A quintessential expression of a college town, Chapel Hill is enjoyed by UNC students, hated by Duke students, and resented by Bernard students. Locals who live in Chapel Hill enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and small-town vibe that makes it distinctive from other cities in the Triangle.
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