Oh, Prefrosh. We watch them stumble around campus clad in orange lanyards and various articles of freshly bought Princeton gear, earnestly proclaiming that they “love Princeton already” and that “the architecture is to my liking.” But, what’s really going on behind those confused faces, those adorable mouths filled with braces? The UPC roved around last night to talk to some members of the Class of 2016–let’s see what they have to say.
HEY TABLE OF ASSORTED FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES!
So, I’m writing a blog post about prefrosh. Any idea where the prefrosh nucleus is located tonight?
Right here! We can pretend to be prefrosh
Okay! So, pretend prefrosh, what’s going on?
Everything is fine. I can just see myself happy here for the next four years. You know when your high school guidance counselor tells you “when you know, you’ll know”? I know!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen on campus today?
I saw some other prefrosh all prepped out with croquets mallets and douche sunglasses–they’re ready for Lawnparties, but I’m kind of questioning their clothing choices for today. Croquet mallets are really impractical.
HEY GROUP OF PREFROSH PAINTING SHIRTS IN FRIST!
Which schools are you deciding between?
Here and Stanford. It depends on how I feel in the different environments. I have to feel comfortable and I have to see myself there. I’m pretty comfortable here.
You’ll soon learn that it’s super awkward to tell people that you go to Princeton. The guy at the grocery store will say: Hey, lemons are half off today. Where do you go to school? And you’ll say: Princeton! And he’ll respond: Oh, that school isn’t as good as Harvard, right? [true story]. So, let’s practice. I’ll be the grocery store guy. Nice lemons. Where do you go to school?
Uhh, wait. Do I say I go to Princeton?
Oh. I go to Princeton.
Whoops. Guess that really wasn’t awkward.
More after the jump
HEY OTHER GIRL PAINTING A SHIRT!
Question: are you a badass?
Whoa, haha. Not at all. I basically kept away from anything too badass. I was just focused on getting in here.
Are you going to turn badass when you get to campus in the fall?
I think I’ll just try to survive classes first.
Is this school a little too bro for your tastes?
No. It’s actually really similar to where I come from. It looks like a J. Crew catalog in a rich neighborhood.
One of her friends looks confused. He asks: What’s J. Crew?
It’s this really preppy store with tons of expensive clothes, polos, khaki shorts. I don’t really see myself shopping there.
Definition of J. Crew: accomplished.
HEY TABLE OF PREFROSH LOOKING LONELY NEAR WITHERSPOON CAFE!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen on campus so far?
I don’t know if they qualify as strange, but the Band came into the dining hall during dinner. They were really fun and really funny.
What’s the story behind the orange lanyards?
They tell you to wear them wherever you go so that if you look lost, people will help you out. So we have to wear them all day.
Bummer. Anyways, do you have any questions for me about Princeton?
No way! Everybody has questions.
Well, I’ve been asking people questions all day. I ran out.
Yea. Same here.