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by Marissa R '08

Word from the Real World: Marissa Reichel

Hey everyone!  I’ve been back at school from my absurdly long winter break for just about a week and it has been HECTIC! It was amazing to see all of my friends again but my new classes, which have all been great so far, started right away. The fun thing about not being a first-semester-freshman is that you can actually pick classes based on times, professors and which classes your friends are in.  The professor for my Communications And The Media course is a former stand-up comedian!  She’s hysterical and got me really excited about spending the rest of the semester in her class.  It’s also important to keep the core curriculum in mind when selecting your classes so this semester I’m satisfying a science, math and multicultural requirement.
In addition to that, the intense two-week recruitment period for rushing a sorority began this weekend.  Basically, for the next two weeks I go on rounds to meet each of the nine sororities on campus and they get narrowed down based on a mutual selection process. This doesn’t sound too bad but imagine 722 girls (that’s how many are rushing) flocking from room to room all weekend, crowding in the mirrors attempting to cover up the fact that these days last from 8:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night on Saturday and Sunday.  It gets a little crazy.  Even worse is when girls don’t get called back to their favorite sororities.  It is eerily reminiscent of being in BSGE during February and March of senior year, when people are getting rejection letters from colleges.  I’m sure everyone reading this is thinking that it is absolutely ridiculous for people to have similar reactions when getting rejected from colleges and sororities, but trust me, it happens.  Hopefully everything works out and if I do end up in a sorority, I’m sure it should make for some interesting articles for the rest of the semester.

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