Hollins University is a school situated in the south west of the commonwealth of Virginia. While attracting some of the preppiest girls Hollins is more of a Bohemian atmosphere than typical classic preppy college. It attracts a wide variety of students and appeals to many different tastes. There are the girls who think of Hollins as the finishing school it once was, the writers who pass notes in workshop regarding a certain professors testicular region, the riders, the NEFA artsy alcoholics, the BSA, and the lesbians.
The Hollins riders are found in jeans, paddock boots, a belt with their name on the back, a polo shirt, pearls, a ribbon in their hair, and they wear their chaps to class. They spend their time talking about “Uncle Sandy” the friendly male head coach. They have the “horsie voice” in which they talk to the horses in and eachother (somewhat resembles a baby voice on crack). And everything is either “One”, “Brown”, or “Animal”.
To this day the infamous Richard Dillard is still known to have affairs with his students (Annie Dillard’s ex-husband).
When Friday comes around these girls pack up and get the he11 out of their! Whether it’s the lesbians that go downtown to the park, the Hampden-Sydney groupies where the girls surround themselves with boys in pastel polos with shaggy hair, khakis, rainbow sandals, and a beer can genetically attached to their hands. It is the college version of the prep-school mixer and tends to become tedious and boring after 3 years of weekly commutes. The W & L and VMI followers tend to like the more studious or structure atmosphere. The VA Tech/UVA fans enjoy the huge variety of men. No matter where the girls head come Friday their Vera Bradley duffle bags are packed, their coach purse hangs on their arms, their mini-skirt is on, and they hit the road. During the week they frequent such schools as Radford and Roanoke College. Upon graduating from Hollins one begins to think of a 3 hour drive as just around the corner. The twice weekly apartment parties draw in male visitors who after spending the night in a girls room will most likely be displayed at breakfast the next morning (even if neither eats breakfast).
The Preppy Handbook said it perfectly when they described the Hollins girl as having “lovely hair, love handles, cigarette pack, lighter, and lit cigarette… while all girls schools are notoriously wild the true party hearty girl attends Hollins... these girls marry well!” Unlike northern schools that attract preppy girls those at Hollins don’t dress in crazy “hip designer shirts” to go out at night. Instead they sport their cable-knit sweaters, pearls, and cute shoes. Classic.
Hollins girl: Can your girlfriend ride like this?
Hollins girl: Sticks and stones may break my bones but whips and spurs excite me!
Hollins girl: I really shouldn't, but..."
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