Dorm dweller steps out while living in
September 5, 2008 8:56 PM
John Beigarten, 18, is one of nearly two thousand freshmen living at SF State this semester. He is a self-described disciplined guy yet, like many freshmen, is undecided on a major, lives about an hour away from his hometown and seems to enjoy mixing partying into his study time.
“The first week I went out and partied,” the new Towers at Centennial Square resident said.
Beigarten has his own car, a Volkswagen Rabbit, which he drove last weekend to Monterey to help his friend move and back home to Livermore to go to a house party with his friends.
In his free time he likes to go to Ocean Beach or spend time with Denise, his sister-in-law, who lives in the Sunset District, he said. Beigarten describes himself as self-disciplined because, “If I wanna do it, I put my mind to it and do it,” he said.
Beigarten is taking four classes including geography, astronomy, critical thinking and basic theory of guitar.
He says he finds astronomy the most interesting and took a music class because it seemed “laid back, and I don’t have tons of work to do,” he said.
When he’s not in class he goes back to his dorm where he does some homework, hangs out with friends and “prepares for the night life,” he said.
Beigarten shares his room with Brennan Georgianni, another freshman, who is originally from Orange County.
Georgianni said he thought it was funny when Beigarten said there were “hella good clubs up here.” Because in southern California, peope don’t say “hella,” Georgianni explained. Instead they say “tight, rad, gnarly and sick,” he said.
Beigarten said he goes out a lot and has yet to spend a weekend in his dorm room. He said he misses his friends from back home but does not miss his family.
“I was with them for the past 18 years.”
Cost to live at The Village at Centennial Square: $9,624 a year for a double occupancy apartment
Price to live at Mary Park and Mary Ward residence halls: $10,424 with a meal plan of 15 meals per week
Total capacity for student residents: 2,280 bed spaces for students living on-campus
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