REFLECTING ON OUR LEAST FAVORITE THINGS THIS SCHOOL YEAR
It’s the end of the year. Some of you might have even survived it! But, there is no tradition greater among college students, twenty-somethings and that general category we call douchebags than complaining. And there is nothing more relatable than complaining about the year that we all suffered through together. Really, it’s kind of a bonding experience.
Surprisingly, I had some trouble finding complaints about this campus. Contentment seems to be the norm, which speaks volumes about us. One only has to spend a day on campus at some other nearby CSUs or UCs to fill a laundry list of complaints (Particularly if you’re a connoisseur of complaints such as I). Either I was only talking to the most Mr. Rodgers style positive peeps this campus has to offer or we actually are a happy campus. But regardless, my collection of complaints ranges from the personal and petty, to the systemic and bureaucratic.
The Romans used to say “Vox populi, vox Dei.” Now there’s probably going to be someone studying the classics who is going to call me out on my limited knowledge of Latin but it essentially means “The voice of the people is the voice of God.” I’m a tad concerned about that possibility because I went around campus talking to folks, asking them what their least favorite thing about this school year was. These are their answers: