I was appalled at the article that appeared in the Views Wednesday section of the Optimist about social clubs.
First of all, I find it amusing that the person who has these views doesn’t even have the courage to sign their name to the article.
Secondly, this was obviously written by someone who has never taken part in the social club experience.
The pledging experience is much more than “hazing,” as the article claims. It is a time of bonding and being uplifted by your pledge class and current club members.
I pledged just last year and do not feel that any activities ever crossed the line into the category of hazing.
If my club took part in hazing and constantly tearing down pledges, it would not have lasted.
On the contrary, we have been around since 1919 and continue to stay true to our club motto: “Encouraging higher aims among girls through binding ties of friendship and love.”
So before you go bashing clubs and the pledging process, I encourage you, Mr./Ms. Anonymous, to take part in a social club so that you can have the wonderful experiences that thousands of others have had throughout the years.
junior marketing and management major from Crowley
Ko Jo Kai member
Editor’s Note: As per published Optimist policy, unsigned editorials are the opinions of the Editorial Board and represent the opinion of the newspaper’s staff.