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Ways That College Is Indeed Crazy

Figure 1. (Wikimedia Commons)

Figure 1. (Wikimedia Commons)

All freshmen enter college with certain expectations. Having grown up watching classic movies such as Animal House and American Pie: Beta House, I arrived on campus half-expecting a normal college experience during Camp Yale. This did not happen.  In fact, it’s fair to say that many of the legends I came to associate with college turned out to be merely lore. I’m disappointed, naturally, but I’ve tried my hardest to find things that actually do live up to the hype. And so, the Bullblog presents Ways That College Is Indeed Crazy:

1. There are toga parties
Thank God. The toga party is arguable the most legendary type of crazy-fun-party, and Yale has them in spades. What better excuse to do it live while ruining your sheets? Togas are also conducive to occasional nip-slips [Figure 1], which are cool. John Belushi wouldn’t be disappointed.

“Why are you wearing a toga? This is a Slutty Librarian-themed party.”
“Sorry for going rogue.”

2. People are always trying to get you to sign up for stuff
Just as I expected, everyone’s an advocate at Yale. Without a peephole on your door, you never know who’s knocking. Of course, 90 percent of the time you’ll be disappointed when you open up the door and find two Obama supporters instead of the cute girl from upstairs.

“How do you feel about Governor Malloy’s anti-animal act?”
“You mean, can I sign your petition?”

3. People often break things
It’s a tale as old as time. The night of safety dance someone tried to melt my entryway’s ID scanner.[Figure 2] He was clearly too intoxicated to succeed. Classic.