ATTENTION FRESHMEN (and sophomores who missed the boat and the rest of you who are just bored enough to read this):
For many of you, tomorrow is maybe the most important day of your life. Just a week ago, I bet a lot of you were lying in your beds (your home beds, not your twin XLs), repeating that refrain over and over again as you anticipated your arrival on our storied campus. Unfortunately you were wrong, because your first day on campus is not actually the most important day of your life thus far. Now you are probably thinking tomorrow is life-alteringly important because it is the first day of classes. Wrong again (Sorry! But isn’t this fun?!)
Tomorrow is the day you may or may not sell your soul over to the a cappella gods, those friendly, smiling upper classmen that have been donning their respective aca-shirts for quite a few days now.
But before you enter the point of no return, the Bullblog just wanted to give you some friendly advice and prompt you with some serious existential questions so that you can be really, really, 150 percent sure that this is direction in which you want to seer your life.
Question 1: Do you actually like to sing?
Remember that you’re not in high school anymore. There is really no pressure to do anything because you think it will make you look good on your Common App list of extra currics. So if you don’t like to sing, don’t sweat it! Do something that has zero prestige and no one but you actually cares about just because you can.
Question 2: Are you low on t-shirts?
Are you displeased with the selection of shirts you brought with you to school? Are you looking for shirts that will make you look cool and connected because they have the name of a group across the front and are anywhere from offensively ugly to moderately attractive? If so, definitely stick with the rush plan.
Question 3: In the words of R.E.M., have you recently thought that you’re are very quickly “Losing my Religion?”
If you’re on the market for a new god, the singing group council is truly your answer. They can provide salvation from your NARP-y (non-a cappella regular peers).
Best of luck on your journeys.
May the odds be ever in your favor.