But, I do know the Wall Street Journal article degrading the Auburn male Greek system and Southern school traditions was disrespectful and, on most levels, wrong.
Any current or former student and any enlightened guest knows the information was skewed and slanted. Obviously, Ms. Hannah did not fact-check her “work” before it was published.
The two most amusing parts of the whole article are that ATO and Auburn were chosen to be highlighted as the “party” groups; the drunken fools, if you will. That just shows an outsider wrote this.
You don’t have to be Greek to know ATO would not be able to drink half the fraternities under the table at this campus.
I was waiting for her to quote a Farmhouse after I read the lead.
You sure don’t have to be in college to know Auburn is not exactly first in line for the AA meeting with the other surrounding schools.
With the Princeton Review that’s released annually, Auburn doesn’t touch the Top 20, but you do have Florida, Ole Miss and Georgia taking the 2nd through 4th spots.
We don’t even rank on Playboy’s 2009 list.
I think another school could have more accurately represented her misguided point.
The purpose of “spirit points” was misleading as well. It was put into place as incentive for students to be more active with campus events. It has to do with the amount of people that participate, not just the size of a group.
It was not implemented because of “belligerently drunk fraternity guys.”
Dressing up is not a fraternity tradition either.
I know Ms. Hannah was only here for a short while, but, in her limited time here, she should have noticed a large portion of the students and alum were dressed up. It’s an old tradition where fans demonstrate their class.
I don’t think women wearing dresses to football games implies they are whores.
Some fraternities make their pledges wear suits or sports coats to show respect. It is not to keep their seats.
Any single person or group can show up before the game to claim a large portion of seats.
That is not solely for fraternities, either.
When she planned her trip by the Office of Communications and Marketing at Auburn, which kindly gave her a tour of the campus and introduced her to the people she needed, she missed the actual happenings of the game.
If she did not come down here with a preconceived idea and took the traditions for what they were, this biased and fabricated article would have been different.