It is time to sign up for The Big Event, and many students are finding themselves in a stressful situation. While those who are heavily involved have abundant choices of groups to sign up with, other Aggies struggle.
The Big Event allows for students to do community service alongside their fellow organization members, roommates, friends, distant acquaintances, and that guy you met that one time. While many students garner multiple Big Event invites, proudly gleaming their over-involvement through the costly dilemma of who to sign-up with, there is a marginalized group of students who struggle with the
obligation honor of serving at Big Event, contrasted with their lack of social life and uninvolvement.
Lin Manchester, an amateur Netflix critic who is apparently involved in nothing, comments on the stigma around The Big Event. “Every year there is so much pressure to find a group. It’s even harder than finding friends to pull football tickets with,” said Manchester.
The Big Event saw the growing trend and decided to put together a “singles group” for the students who are uninvolved and/or unconnected.
Big Event director, Dalton Harris, commented on the innovative idea. “I think we’ve really hit something here. Uninvolved Aggies no longer have the pressure of producing groups— they can now congregate together in a safe space, with minimal name dropping,” said Harris. “Who knows, maybe they’ll even start their own organization!”
Sign-ups for this group fittingly opened on February 14th, and will continue until Friday when all Big Event Sign-ups close.
—5K for Yell