haunted by O-Week memories," Feb.13
To the Editor:
After reading Chris Clarke's opinion, I am skeptical that O-Week is the base of his problems.
Clarke's apathetic attitude is displayed through many uncharacteristic notions of O-Week. Through the course of the year, we have heard only good things regarding Orientation. Clarke, however, dwells on some facets of O-Week that seem misunderstood in his eyes.
While it is untrue that sophs specifically discourage you from drinking, they do have a vested interest, however, in refraining from pouring booze down your throat the sophs are the ones who must pick your sweaty, vomitous head out of the toilet at The Spoke and lift your urine-soaked, half-breathing carcass to University Hospital at 3:30 a.m..
So, do we care if you drink during O-Week? No. But, by the same token, we don't hold your feet for a keg-stand knowing full well that we may have to fish your body out of the Thames River later.
While there is much in Clarke's letter that I can't address for lack of space, it is his assertion that sophs secretly hate O-Week that is of interest. If this notion is true, why are there so many sophs that participate in their second, third and even fourth O-Week's, year in and year out?
Monica "Motang" Tang
Medway-Sydenham Head Soph 02/03