Following a semester of skipped classes, Chick-fil-A, rogue FLO all-nighters, and too much damn Fuego, every freshman must face the harsh reality of their second semester. After three and a half months of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed oblivion, many returning freshmen spiral into what is notoriously known as the Mid-Fish Crisis: the realization that being a freshman is the hardest life will ever get. We caught up with several students suffering from this condition so that awareness can be spread across campus.
Phyllis Wood, a freshman Communications major, was eager to share her thoughts. “Oh my gosh,” said Wood. “Being a freshman is so, so hard. My bus ride from the MSC to Callaway is almost 15 minutes long and I only got a 3.75 GPA last semester. I’m literally struggling so hard.”
We also had a moment to catch up with Engineering-turned-General Studies major, Gary Gonzales. “Do have any idea how hard it is to build a robot while being a pledge?” asked Gonzales. “I can’t think of anything more challenging than balancing my responsibilities between my fraternity and other organizations while also taking Theater History and Math 141.”
After many attempts, we were unable to secure an interview with a Corps fish.
This should be a wake up call to Texas A&M, and a reminder for all to be kind to the affected freshmen in their lives, because you never know when someone is out of meal trades.
—Koldus & Cream