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Prospects

So, today I was waiting around for Film Class to start and I saw a few people touring Wabash. From the looks of them, and from their shiny red folders and name tags, they were most likely prospective students. I would have introduced myself, but since I was still waiting for class to start I didn’t really have that option (and now I am sad).

Getting new prospects is good; not only does it keep the college afloat, it brings new people in that we the students of Wabash get to interact with. Like any other large scale social and education setting, colleges tend to have small groups form among the students, and they are usually self contained 75% of the time (they will come together for certain projects). Having new people come to the college allows these groups to diversify, maybe even interact with other groups. And you get a chance to make new friends, because friends are important. Most of the people you go to college with are going to be your best friends for life (and I mean that in a serious way, not a cheesy ABC Family way [and I apologize if you watch ABC Family]).

Anyway, if those prospects do decide to come to Wabash (and I hope they do) it will brighten this place up even more… and now I’m sounding incredibly cheesy and clichéd… that’s kind of a problem…

Space.

Slowing Down

It’s been a slower week here at Wabash both in the classroom and outside. Certain days have been busy and other days have been slow; minus the homework that always needs to get done. But some updates on fraternity life!

This week all twenty-two pledges of the Psi Chapter at Phi Gamma Delta found out who our pledge fathers were this week! A very interesting experience to say at the least… Now, everyone is apart of a family of brothers within the chapter, and the pledge class seems closer than it has been to this point.

I ended up with my Pledge Father being the honorable Austin B. Jarrett ’15 this past week. Jarrett is a pretty cool guy to be around and knows how to be a rootin’ tootin’ Libertarian. Bang! Bang!

On a separate note Wabash Cross Country is traveling to Notre Dame today and tomorrow we head to Hanover for PreNats. If you’re in the neighborhood of either meet stop on by and support your Little Giants Redpack!

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Chariots!

 SPORTS! (AUUGH!!!) YOU’LL BE GOOD AT THEM!

This isn’t actually a blog about sports. I’m not much of a sports guy, and if I was all the sports I find interesting and cool have a bad case of not existing.

You wish your sports were this cool

… and you wish you were as cool as Charlton Heston

What I want to say is that college is kind of like a sport… except that sport is not football or swimming but is in fact Chariot Racing.

Bit of history: chariot racing was the sport in Ancient Rome. Yeah, Gladiator Games were all good and fun, but chariot racing was where it was at. People won or lost fortunes through chariot racing. Riots started because of chariot racing. Revolutions started because of chariot racing. Chariot racing was the football of the ancient world, with thousands of people filling up the circuits (the Circus Maximus being the most famous) to see their chariot teams compete.

What does this have to do will college? Well, chariot racing was very high stakes and very dangerous; you crash, and you have a real good chance at becoming roadkill. Likewise, college is very high stakes; you screw up once, like turn in a paper late or bomb a test, and you have a really hard time trying to catch up and not fail. I’m probably overemphasizing the stakes of college, but you can’t just wuss out and expect everything to work out in the end (this isn’t high school, after all). You need to stay focused and not get distracted by everything going on around you, or you’ll cut that corner and start making the walls go faster (40K joke; comment if you want that explained).

Remember what I said about focus last time? Yeah, keep doing that.

 

(Disclaimer: other than the picture of me, I do not own any images in this blog post; they belong to Studio Mir and MGM)


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