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« mact91 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 03:09 PM »
This. Was. Amazing. Possibly the best satirical work I've read in a while. Took the thoughts from my head and put them in The Plainsman. I would just like to say thank you. hahaha
« war_eagle_14 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 03:07 PM »
I'm pretty much obsessed with the reaction of the Auburn Community to this ridiculous article. Read the comments; they are all hilarious both Greek and Non-Greek. My opinon.... Good luck the next four years Kelly, you just became THAT girl!
People don't forget!
« auburngirl07 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:57 PM »
I honestly have to say i am SO disappoined to read this sad excuse for an article. As a journalism major and a former member of the Plainsman staff, I cannot even believe this article has been published. I can honestly said it is the most rude, offensive, UNTRUE bs i have ever read in my life. I am so shocked. What a joke.
« Gbaer wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:53 PM »
I can understand where the author is coming from, to an extent. I find it easier to dress myself in a way that I'd be comfortable in a business, or just so I look presentable. I tend to leave my nike shorts for the gym or sleep, and I don't wear my oversized tee shirts out of the house. However, my friends all dress in the "sorority style", and I could honestly care less. Yeah, it may not seem like there's much individualism in Auburn, but I went to Catholic School for most of my life, and I've learned not to judge people by what they're wearing. My best friend and I have an ongoing joke that she doesn't own a single pair of actual pants, or any shirts smaller than an XL, and she teases me because I wake up an hour before class. Does that change either of our character? Not at all.
« jeh0018 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:49 PM »
I will agree that you are entitled to your own opinion and judgement. I am part of the greek community and everyone has their own preference.. yes some of styles you pointed out may be unnecessary and yes a lot of girls conform this sort of style.
HOWEVER some of your accusations are completely out of line. First of all I am from out of state and have plenty of friends (Greek or not) in colleges all over the country that wear nike shorts, oversized tees, tees with pockets, leggings, croakies, and the above-the-knee shorts. In fact this style started for us in highschool... sorry some high schools required their students to a dress code but others, like mine, accepted all sorts of styles. So you might want to do some research before you accuse Auburn as the only school with this style.
Second, saying that all sorority girls eat are "cacoa krispies" is waaaay offensive. While yes some sorority girls have personal insecurities, so does every single group or category of any type of girls that exist. In fact many sorority girls are very active and in shape, which is why they are skinny, and also why they choose to wear athletic clothing. Also, take a look around next time you are around Chicfila or Starbucks... TONS of sorority girls are there buying food and drinks there and those places are extremely fattening.
Third I would like to address the croakies bit. Anyone who has lived in Auburn knows that one second the clouds are out and the next the sun is.... also that the sun shines through the clouds sometimes even when it is raining outside. The weather here is pretty crazy and usually unpredictable. If you look outside and see clouds, do you not bring your umbrella just in case?? Hello! You do the same thing. Don't make fun of them for being prepared.
Everyone is allowed their own opinion and style choices. If someone wants to be comfortable and wear a big t-shirt to class, who cares? Students are at Auburn for their education not to dress to everyone else's preferences (and apparently your education could use the attention seeing your unprofessional use of profanity and made-up words). Maybe if you could write a respectable article with language used by people older than 13 years and addressed all of the other poor choices of style, then could I take this article seriously. Until then, grow up.
« lauburn wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:48 PM »
Alright, this article is just plain pointless. It's fine that you have these opinions but writing about it isn't going to get anyone to change their ways. Have you ever thought that we dress like we are about to go work out because maybe we really are going to work out after class? I have seen the AU volleyball players in class with their spandex shorts straight from practice, the the swimmers and divers come with wet hair. Thats extracurricular activities, and EVERYONE has them. Even you, yours is just writing in the Plainsman. With Chapter meetings, socials, formals, jobs, and other things OUTSIDE of class, maybe we are always busy and are trying to get everything in one day that we possibly can, instead of sitting around judging others. I'm not going to even get started on judging how the fraternity guys dress. Since when is it bad for a guy to look nice and wear a collared shirt and khakis? And where is he going to store his sunglasses, his purse? No. Grabbing his croakies and sunglasses on the way to class is a habit for them. And sure, bringing sunglasses "just in case" makes sense. I bring an umbrella in my backpack everyday "just in case". My 51 year old dad even wears croakies. So get over it.
« aueagle wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:47 PM »
If you don't like the Greek community, or looking at what they choose to wear. TRANSFER. Go to Sewanee or Belmont. Auburn doesn't want you here anyways.
« mac0030 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:44 PM »
This article is appalling and down right distasteful. It might be acceptable if there was a section attacking students other than members of fraternities and sororities for their styles. As a member of the Greek community, many of us do not agree with the dress choice for non-Greek members of the Auburn family. We still do not attack them publicly (a.k.a The Auburn Plainsman) for their dress of choice.
On a second note, the profanity used in the article is the epitome of distasteful. I apologize you feel the need to use such language in an attempt to minimize the wording in such a poorly written article. Also, the use of the word "like" is unnecessary.
In closing, I'm quite sure that irritating the majority of on-campus leaders that have chosen to be a member of a Greek organization was not a spectacular idea. When you to decide to write another offensive article, please be sure those "legging-wearing sorority girls" and "frat boys" are not those you will be answering to.
« AuAEW wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:42 PM »
As a member of the Greek community, I am...NOT offended by this article! It was obviously meant just to poke a little fun. I think all of us...at least those who have not participated in these "trends" have wondered why anyone would! It's just funny...if you didn't laugh out loud at least once during this article, you take yourself/Greek life a little too seriously. And it really makes the Greeks look bad when then show such a lack of a sense of humor. Lighten up people! And stop dressing bad!
« weagleweagle007 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 02:40 PM »
aplainman... ill speak your language so you can understand...
your totally like an idiot.
Your not a follower if you choose to dress nicely and prefer not to wear hoodies and stupid graphic tees.
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