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Old 04-16-2018, 09:19 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Colorado in my opinion takes the cake.

All the amazing mountain towns, relaxed vibe, great snowboarding, etc... It’s my favorite place to visit, that’s for sure
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Ok, so why do you get to define cool for everybody? It is weird that you are asking me to stop expressing an opinion that you don't have. Can you explain why a state that you think is more cool than SC is more cool?

What makes the USC in California more cool than the one in SC? Did you attend either college?

WHy do so many people move to SC if it isn't cool? Why do so many people from outside the south go to college in SC if it isn't cool? Why would young people choose to spend 4 years of their youth in a non-cool place?

I know firsthand that young people love SC's major metros, Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head.
61% of the undergrad students are from South Carolina, 75% are from the south. 80% of it is white, 10% black. It's just a typical school in the south. Kids want to move to the major cities. Those that head to SC cities likely lived close by or can't afford the major cities. You're no different than Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, etc. In fact, even among southern states, you would be behind Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, Tennessee if you want to talk "cool." I'm sure Hilton Head is nice.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I don't understand why you are talking about percentage of white and black people on a topic about which states are cool.

I haven't seen you say anything that proves SC isn't a cool place. All you have demonstrated is you don't like the south which I think is rooted in your politics. At least 50 percent of the country doesn't have your politics. Your premise seems to be that most everybody has your political view on things.

You've said the USC in California is cooler than the one in SC but it doesn't seem likely you attended either college, so how would you know? I assume your premise is that the USC in California is cooler because California is a blue state. For me, politics seems unrelated to the college experience.

It seems like every opinion you have is made through a political filter. When I answered this question, I wasn't thinking about politics at all. I was focused on the good life, warm sunny days, the beach, tailgating at football games, my knowledge of how much people like SC cities, etc.

You assert SC would be behind other southern states but you provide no evidence of this. That also looks to be based purely on politics. I can tell from firsthand experience there are plenty of liberals and non-conservatives living in SC.

It sounds like you have never been to SC but you have asserted it is not a cool place. It is interesting that you have such passion about a place that you have not visited.

When I was at Clemson in the late 90s, the third most represented state was NJ, and I think PA was 4th or 5th. I met a ton of kids from NY and Boston. They loved SC.

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:58 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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S. Carolina had many virtues, but a rep for coolness is not among them.

California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, I'd say. Louisiana?

Hawaii and Alaska are too tourist-mobbed to be COOL cool but they seem to have a special cachet compared to the contiguous US.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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California, Colorado, Washington, maybe Florida.
"Florida Man" ruined things for Florida
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:16 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I don't think South Carolina is thought of as "Cool" I think positively of it but not as a "cool" places.

I think being "cool" can be overrated. Some really "Cool" places like Austin, Portland and to some extent the state of Colorado are being ruined by being "Too cool"
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I can't see how a person can have positive views of a place and not think it is cool at the same time. That's why I say SC has a cool reputation....I know firsthand that a ton of people from other regions of the country love it.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Who cares what state is cool, it is all hype like Florida and California try to sell but it is more for tourist reasons.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I don't understand why you are talking about percentage of white and black people on a topic about which states are cool.

I haven't seen you say anything that proves SC isn't a cool place. All you have demonstrated is you don't like the south which I think is rooted in your politics. At least 50 percent of the country doesn't have your politics. Your premise seems to be that most everybody has your political view on things.

You've said the USC in California is cooler than the one in SC but it doesn't seem likely you attended either college, so how would you know? I assume your premise is that the USC in California is cooler because California is a blue state. For me, politics seems unrelated to the college experience.

It seems like every opinion you have is made through a political filter. When I answered this question, I wasn't thinking about politics at all. I was focused on the good life, warm sunny days, the beach, tailgating at football games, my knowledge of how much people like SC cities, etc.

You assert SC would be behind other southern states but you provide no evidence of this. That also looks to be based purely on politics. I can tell from firsthand experience there are plenty of liberals and non-conservatives living in SC.

It sounds like you have never been to SC but you have asserted it is not a cool place. It is interesting that you have such passion about a place that you have not visited.

When I was at Clemson in the late 90s, the third most represented state was NJ, and I think PA was 4th or 5th. I met a ton of kids from NY and Boston. They loved SC.
I think his point is that demographically USC doesn't draw any more people from out of state than any of the other SEC flagship schools. That isn't a bad thing, it just indicates that isn't more popular than other SEC schools.

I think if you are going to define a place as "Cool" it needs to be more of a destination so to speak.

Being "Cool" and being "Underrated" are generally opposed to each other, it's hard to be seen as cool and yet be underrated. I get the general impression you feel that SC is an underrated place so you might agree it isn't considered "cool" but perhaps should be.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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OP, define "cool."
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