By Jonathan Smith, Editor in Chief
I think I might have received a letter by mistake at my ACU address earlier this week.
Attempts to locate its intended recipient have come up empty.
Clearly, the letter was meant for an underclassman, but with no other names and few clues, I am at a loss with what I should do with it.
Take a look below and see if you have any idea to whom this letter was written:
I can’t believe it has already been a couple weeks since you have been off on your own at ACU. It does not seem like so long ago that we were there together.
Your time to leave snuck up on us so fast, we feel like there were some pieces of advice we forgot to give you before you left.
But before I get to those, I’ve been hearing some strange things have been going on there.
I hear you have been wearing the same clothes every day. I realize that is what many of the other students are doing these days, but I know you left with more clothes than that.
And what’s this about all these parties and get-togethers you have been attending-at least one or two events each week? I also hear you are planning an all-nighter soon. Just make sure you keep your priorities straight during this busy time.
You’ll be meeting many people during the next few weeks and making friendships that will last the rest of your life. But don’t forget about the friends you left before setting out on this adventure. I’ve heard from several of them since you left, and they miss you, too.
And don’t let these new friends try to change who you are. Joining a certain crowd shouldn’t make you change how you act. Hopefully you have gotten in with a group that fits your personality instead of fitting your personality to a group.
You probably will be pretty busy until fall break, but we definitely are looking forward to you coming back around then.
Until then, don’t forget to write. Let us know how you’re doing. Maybe even drop by on some weekends.
Don’t forget that you are supposed to be having fun, and we will see you in a few weeks.
Your friends not pledging a social club
P.S. Don’t forget that you should feel special, too. No other pledge class might ever have it like you. With changes in the pledging process almost assured by the administration, pledging activities once regularly approved by administrators will receive more scrutiny and some will have to be dramatically changed.
Thankful? Jealous? You can get back to me on that in six weeks.