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Frats were always disproportionately popular at Ferris, I think mainly because of how shitty the town was/is. It’s the only viable social interaction. When I was there, the school had a few pledge deaths in a short span, and the school hosted a discussion panel for/against the ongoing usefulness of the greek system. The organizer was a professor of mine, and he knew that I was on the debate team, as I am an enormous screaming nerd. He was having trouble drumming up participants for the “against” side of the panel, so he asked me to participate. I spent the afternoon poking around on lexis, came up with a few choice tidbits, and went to the panel. It was held in Rankin (if I remember the name correctly), and the place was packed, PACKED, with what appeared to be every frat/sorority member on campus. It was a poorly run, live action version of that shitshow of a comments thread. As I had a mic, and loved to mix it up with fools, I presented my arguments clearly and cogently, only to be informed that “It wasn’t fair for me to be on the panel, because you’re trained in how to argue. It’s not fair.” It devolved from there. Death threats were received. I actually enjoyed writing for the paper. I got to do an opinions column, and handled the interviews for visiting speakers. I got to interview Brent Staples from the NYT (at the time), as well as Malcom X’s brother. The second time I received death threats involved my article on hunting season, in which the phrase “Vietnam with antlers” was used.
Fucking rednecks. Went to a real school for graduate school. As an aside, to those pointing to Supreme Court Justices, etc. as proof of the merits of the greek system. Stop and consider the fact that not one of those folks was a Ferris grad. A far more cogent argument would be to point out the importance of these systems at Ivy league institutions, not some shitty suitcase school in an overwhelmingly disappointing midwest city. 90% of Supreme Court Justices were men, but you don’t hear me going on about how that means women suck.
tl;dr You’re dumb. Quit whining, and enjoy your time as overgrown collar popped guppies in a small pond. Torch, thanks for being one of several bright spot in an otherwise lackluster undergrad experience.
Ive been in a fraternity for 5 years. SUPER SENIOR!!! This comic pisses me off man. I mean, for real. Its like this “guy” john v. is so upset about not getting any pussy. Put on some letters and man up.
Come by the PIKE house with your cartoon.….. BROS FOR LIFE.…. PIKE ALL THE WAY!! We got your backs sisters.
YEAGER BOMBS PIKE HOUSE NEXT SATURDAY.
I like how your main argument for the Pikes was Bros who get pussy! You’re a real gem!
fun fact: the picture on the front…the girl is a prostitute in that movie very classy
To those who say Greek has better gpa and gives more money to alumni :
I’m a Greek too. Yea its offensive blah blah blah. But don’t act like you haven’t seen a fellow Greek sister pass out. Stop being in denial. Most of us party. Big whoop.
The reason why us Greeks can say we have higher gpa than non Greeks is because honestly, looking around, us Greeks don’t aim for the big majors like the non Greeks do. So it’s not really something to be boasting about. Plus, when our grades drop, we get kicked out. So of course Greeks are going to have a higher gpa. But doesn’t necessarily make us the best.
Yes Greek gives a lot to alumni. Only because we have to.
Greek does a lot on campus and gives a lot of volunteer hours. Only because we have to.
So, I don’t get why Greeks have their panties up in a bunch. I’m a Greek and I laughed my ass off looking at it. Have some humor you lames. Stop being in denial about stuff with a stick up your ass just because something has humor and a bit of truth to it.
Although people are upset by this comic I think its important to note that they do it to themselves. Alpha Sigma Tau had a shirt two years ago that said you can’t spell wasted without AST. If you want to use a slogan about class make sure your organizations have it before being offended.
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen some random bimbo invoke a
completely irrelevant statistic or proposition to reply to a message
that suggests the slightest offensive idea to her.
For example, when someone says that men have it harder (referring to
life in general), I’ve heard women say “But if a girl is sexually
promiscuous, , she’s a slut, if the guy is promiscuous he’s a player!”. This
proposition has absolutely nothing to do with the adversities faced by
either gender and is merely a jaunt at at someone (usually a man) who is
debunking the culture of self-imagined oppression/victimization of
women.she’s a slut, if the guy is promiscuous he’s a player!”.
This proposition has absolutely nothing to do with the adversities faced
by either gender and is merely a jaunt at at someone (usually a man)
who is debunking the culture of self-imagined oppression/victimization
As for the rest of the comments? They are simply proof that if you try
to satirize whatever group is considered either or “morally superior”,
you will receive backlash that is grounded on their apparent
superiority. Notice how the insinuation that greeks lack class causes a
massive shitstorm where they attempt to prove their superiority by
citing statistics (whether fabricated or not) that supposedly prove that
greek students are superior?
It’s herd mentality at its finest. “Insult one of us and you insult us
all”. Even if that one is a caricature drawn inside the box of a comic
This actually looks a bit classier than the average sorostitute.
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