Over a month after the last Fish Camp session returned from Lakeview, counselors and freshmen are all wondering when they can finally go their separate ways. Megan Fischer, a freshman Finance major, is just hoping that her counselors will let her do college on her own.
“My ‘parents‘ kept asking me if I needed any help on my FLO applications,” Fischer said. “I mean I can appreciate them wanting to help, but they pretty much wanted to do my applications for me. It was a little overbearing.”
Even after muting her DG’s GroupMe, Fischer still felt overwhelmed by counselors reaching out to her via text, Facebook, and Snapchat.
“You’d think that if I didn’t respond then they would get the message that I wasn’t interested in getting lunch in the MSC every day, but ignoring them only makes them text me more,” Fischer said. “It’s like they just can’t move on. I saw my DG dad on campus the other day and he still hadn’t dyed his hair back to a normal color.”
Fischer’s mom, Amy Morales, is just as eager for their relationship to end. Morales, a junior marketing major, hits up her freshmen just to make sure she is in good standing when chair applications come out.
“Look, I don’t want to see my freshmen any more than they want to see me,” Morales, said. “You think I wanted to spend Gig ‘em Week standing in line for stuff on campus all day? I just want to do chair next year, so I had to be at all the continuity events.”
Richard Davidson, Morales’ partner and first-year counselor, had no idea what he was getting into.
“When I signed up to be a counselor, I didn’t realize they expected us to spend this much time with the freshmen, especially after camp,” Davidson said. “The worst part is, all of my freshmen who aren’t complete weirdos are the ones who never text me back. Megan was pretty much the only cool one and I haven’t heard from her in weeks.”
“It sucked having to sit on the third deck with them at the Ball State game,” Davidson continued. “If they really wanted us to show college football to the freshmen, they would have let us take them tailgating.”