McDaniel College may be a small campus, but that doesn’t stop the ten minute walk from North Village to Lewis Recitation Hall from feeling like it takes an hour.
Avery Udell, sophomore, has the perfect solution to this, moving around campus faster than most students do on her silver scooter.
Despite becoming a minor celebrity around the Hill for her unconventional method of getting around, Udell wants you to know that she hates being known as Scooter Girl.
“I’m not just some chick who rides a scooter,” she said.
Originally from Oxford, Michigan, Udell is working towards a major in Cinema and a hopeful minor in Writing. She loves independent films, writing, and photography.
Udell is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma and lives in Allies Affinity Housing, demonstrating her love of participating in community service project. Her favorite event was the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. She also participates in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Advocacy Team events whenever she can.
Udell does not understand the campus fascination with her scooter. Having been riding since she was eight, she is very comfortable using it and it helps her get around faster than walking.
“I don’t know why people make fun of it, or act so surprised to see it,” she said. “It’s not like this is some kind of crazy new invention they’ve never seen before.”
Udell would recommend scootering to other students as a means of transportation.
“It’s environmentally friendly and provides a good leg workout,” she said. “Not to mention, it’s fun to ride–especially going downhill!”
Unfortunately, Udell knows that come time for snow, she will have to put her scooter away for the season. But for now, she will continue to roll her way to class, regardless of the comments and reactions she gets from some of the students.
She said, “I like to be myself.”