Saturday night the Whitt was abuzz. Students entered the lobby to find an unfamiliar blue and white crest on the doors and on the floors. A new logo? Could it be? As tickets were scanned and students raced for the best seats in the student section, many speculated on what was to come.
Sure enough, after the first period came to an end, the new logo was released! Thousands of blue or white t-shirts were thrown into the crowd bearing the new logo along with the hashtag #IBelieveinUNH. (In case you missed the action, watch the logo unveiling here.)
As 21st generation students usually do, they took to social media to share their opinion of the new logo. Some applauded and welcomed the change while others trashed it by incorrectly stating that “tuition dollars were wasted” or how “horrible and horrendous” the new logo is. Many felt as though the old Thompson Hall logo was very iconic and shouldn’t have been changed.
As for me, I welcome the new change. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the old T-Hall logo, but it’s pretty cool that I’m able to be a part of UNH’s next chapter. I love how official the new logo looks and how nicely the blue and white contrast one another. I think it makes UNH look more professional.
Moving into 2014, I think the logo was revealed at a perfect time. For all of the new logo haters, try to focus on the positives! We are part of UNH’s history. Years from now, we can look back and say that we witnessed the logo unveiling – pretty cool if you ask me. Also keep in mind that the new logo can’t please everyone… there are always going to be people upset with the change. Someday, I believe that everyone will grow to appreciate the logo… it just might take a little time.