It’s that time of the year again.
What makes our university different is how “organizations” operate. In most schools, joining an org is expected to students, and the application process is such a breeze. Just pay the application fee, attend some meetings, and you’re good to go.
But in ours, organizations and fraternities aren’t distinguishable from one another. Even our code of conduct reflects this reality. Orgs with cool, glitzy ads to attract another fish to bait, promising an awesome entry into one’s resume, “cool” friends, great parties and stuff like that.
But to enter, it’s usually a gruesome process, with all those bureaucratic procedures, interviews, challenges, “buddy biddings”, “final rites”, the list go on. And if you’re lucky to get in, you have to always re-affirm yourself by selling club tickets, doing “research” and all those things.
Yes, I understand them. To each his own. Or maybe I would always prefer getting a real job or working with real organizations with worthy purpose than one who just exists so as to give one a nice entry in his CV. I mean, who wouldn’t want to claim that he or she actually did something while in college? Claiming to have organized events or led advocacies; I’d rather claim one that I did in the real world, in which I was paid and I had to related with real bosses and peers.
And if you’ll examine the framework in which this orgs operate, they might admit or not, power tripping exists in the application processes. Being an “app”, you cannot help but be at their whim, since the decision for your acceptance lies upon them. It ends up humiliating - where’s the respect in that?
I cannot help it but to label these orgs as existing only for middle-class kids to have something to do since they’re bored and they don’t really have to work for their own education.
Initial sched (top) and my would-be sched (bottom one. D U H)
- Cancel ENG2 bec ew
- Switch from STAT1 S-2L to D-4L
- Enlist PE2 Walking for Fitness (7am class ugh)
- Prerog some MST to replace ENG2, preferably NASC6 bec food (goddamn subject didn’t make it into my recommended courses) or SPCM1
- Cry because i have 4 laboratory classes and i’m probably gonna fucking fail ENSCfucking11
- me: i'll just add 'haha' at the end so i don't sound mean