After the massive swell of overly attached families finally fled the area this past Tuesday, August 23rd, new students at Texas A&M were given their first opportunity to experience the freedom of college. No curfew, limits, or parental guidance accompanied these freshly liberated eighteen-year-olds after their parents moved them in.
It did not take long for the class of 2020 to discover the true nature of Gig ‘em Week— a weeklong bender starting on Tuesday evening and concluding early Monday morning. Northgate pregames and off-campus parties have filled the schedules of these first-time college students.
While it has been an exciting experience thus far, many students are eagerly awaiting the weekend. With the arrival of upperclassmen old enough to purchase alcohol, the supply will far exceed the demand.
Maxine James, a freshman Business Administration major, was more than happy to increase his presence on campus by offering his opinion. “My roommate and I were at Fish Camp where we met plenty of people looking to experience college before school starts. We’ve already blown through the stash of alcohol in our dorm room. We definitely plan on having a pregame here before Northgate this weekend. Our RA is 21 and seems pretty cool, so I plan on inviting her to the pregame.”
The majority of students have seen a decrease in enthusiasm as the week has carried on. Moving around campus in loose groups, one member usually depends on the others for help. “The party last night was going well— I had been giving this girl drinks all night— but I never got the return on my investment because my roommate got sick and I had to take care of him all night,” said freshman Joshua Bishop.
Students are rapidly going through their graduation money and hidden stashes of alcohol, and most are glad that Gig ‘Em Week is approaching its climax and swift end. “I am sure glad Gig ‘Em Week is almost over. I can’t afford to continue to drink and spend this much time partying. I definitely don’t see these habits carrying on for the rest of my freshman year,” said freshman BIMS major Earl Jones.
Fortunately for most students, any mistakes or consequences of binge drinking won’t be their fault. The Aggie Family means that they can always rely on others to be responsible for their health and safety them once they black out.
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