With “No Shave November” joyfully upon us, some less ambitious students have finally coined a term for a tradition derived from this mentality. “No Study November” has officially taken off as of November 1, 2015. The practice of #NSN can be witnessed all over campus, but most notably in the common areas of dorms or the MSC. Hoards of students pile into buildings under the pretense of learning. However, mostly they are listening to music or watching “Parks and Rec” on their computer screens.
This movement among students dates back to Ol’ Army and Pinky Downs ‘06, and his infamous slogan, “Down with knowledge.” That phrase may have been misinterpreted over the years, but its truth rings true today for many drained Aggies.
“I didn’t even know I was a vital part of such a bold stance,” said junior engineering major Allan Johnson. “I have been doing this for years and am thrilled to know that I have cohorts in my endeavor. I am proud to join in on a lesser known, yet time-honored tradition that is bigger than myself.”
Unfortunately, many incoming students are already beginning to confuse the tradition with their New Student Conferences. NSC and NSN is too close for comfort for many of the new students joining Class of 2020. The university is expecting an upward of 2,000 bewildered future Aggies to be meandering around campus this fall searching for their NSN. They will be met with Netflix subscriptions and vintage Baja hoodies.
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