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Is school spirit for everybody? Options
j-fo
Posted: December 1, 2010 6:58:53 PM

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One of the main reasons I'm interested in Queen's is its student satisfaction. A big reason for that is the alleged school spirit, which leads me to my question...is school spirit just for the extroverted-leader types or is it always a good thing? I think of my total lack of school spirit now (because it's high school...) and then I think that I could get excited about a university (because it's university...) but I still don't know if I would feel comfortable with hoards of peppy, painted people chanting some song. I'm not saying I want a school where everyone is miserable, but is it ever awkward to be an introverted person at a university known for school spirit?

Discuss.

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KaituoKid
Posted: December 1, 2010 11:05:27 PM

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as far as i know i will be at uni to study...

just like i am at highschool now to study too..


if some fun school spirit/activities come along...all is welcome!

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McMaster - Health Sciences
Guelph- Biomedical Sciences
University of Western Ontario - Biomedical Sciences
University of Windsor - Medical Physics
lytherebel
Posted: December 1, 2010 11:17:34 PM

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I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.

Applied to:
University of Waterloo - Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo - Physical Sciences
University of Guelph - Mechanical Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Chemistry
University of Toronto - Physical and Mathematical Sciences [Victoria University]
millow
Posted: December 4, 2010 12:04:09 PM

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It's what you make of it. It depends on whether you choose to participte, or not. If you don't want too, then don't? No one is going to force you. I was never really interested in school spirit in the sense of things like the frosh week events, which just looked lame as hell. They did have some pretty cool stuff going on in the first few weeks of class though. If something interests you enough to participate, then do it, but if not, don't?
machoMan
Posted: December 8, 2010 2:13:51 PM
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have to say i felt the same way and in a way still do but i'm in first year at queen's now, and frosh week was amazing. the whole school spirit thing - i hated it in high school, but you get caught up in it at queen's. you feel like you're part of something really special and unique (sounds weird i know). as far as the "school spirit" stereotype, well it doesn't apply. i know people like "that" and they aren't really leaders. everyone just wants to have a good time, and since you're not with your parents you can do whatever you want. "spirit" does not take up all of your free time but it does make you feel welcome in the university community. The intense "spirit" is really just during frosh week. everything is optional for orientation but if you don't do it you are missing out big time.
O. Tannenbaum
Posted: December 8, 2010 3:58:37 PM

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As a highly introverted person myself, I can tell you that while my frosh week was fun and exhilarating (I participated in most of the school - or rather, college - spirit parades and whatnot), I was also heavily worn out by the festivities after half a week. After first year, I avoided frosh week like the plague, except for this year, when I took on duties that forced me to go to campus during orientation.

I think it will be overall a positive experience if you embrace it with an open mind and try to step outside of your comfort zone, even briefly.

University of Toronto '11
QqQq
Posted: December 8, 2010 6:16:56 PM
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Well, university is much larger obviously compared to highschool so you'll probably end up joining something or end up watching games at the school and show some form of school spirit. Buying your universities sweater and walking around campus is showing school spirit smile

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j-fo
Posted: December 8, 2010 6:36:53 PM

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I am going to try and keep an open mind and enjoy myself.

And I'll definitely be picking up some school apparel. basketball

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lytherebel
Posted: December 8, 2010 8:28:57 PM

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j-fo wrote:
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I am going to try and keep an open mind and enjoy myself.

And I'll definitely be picking up some school apparel. basketball

Same here! If I go to UW, I'm going to troll around WLU.

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University of Waterloo - Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo - Physical Sciences
University of Guelph - Mechanical Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Chemistry
University of Toronto - Physical and Mathematical Sciences [Victoria University]
Proley
Posted: December 8, 2010 9:47:51 PM
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lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


Hopefully you aren't one of the science/engineering majors who looks condescendingly upon arts.

I am rather introverted, but I am usually okay in a social setting. I definitely wont have school spirit for uToronto, but Trinity itself is a different story! It feels so right for me cheers

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Queen's University - Arts
The University of Western Ontario - Arts
LawStudent
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:01:27 PM

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lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

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Bachelor of Arts in Law 2011
lytherebel
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:06:53 PM

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LawStudent wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

And then some.

Applied to:
University of Waterloo - Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo - Physical Sciences
University of Guelph - Mechanical Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Chemistry
University of Toronto - Physical and Mathematical Sciences [Victoria University]
Proley
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:13:06 PM
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lytherebel wrote:
LawStudent wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

And then some.


I think your gayness overflowed and some spilled onto me angel

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University of Toronto - Humanities Stream (Trinity College)
Queen's University - Arts
The University of Western Ontario - Arts
lytherebel
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:17:17 PM

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Proley wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
LawStudent wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

And then some.


I think your gayness overflowed and some spilled onto me angel

Is that a bad thing? =(

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University of Waterloo - Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo - Physical Sciences
University of Guelph - Mechanical Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Chemistry
University of Toronto - Physical and Mathematical Sciences [Victoria University]
g93
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:22:58 PM

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j-fo wrote:
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I am going to try and keep an open mind and enjoy myself.

And I'll definitely be picking up some school apparel. basketball
I'm in the same boat.

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Might switch Brock BAcc to Guelph BComm- PM me if you are in the program or know someone who is in it or have any info at all.
j-fo
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:24:12 PM

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Proley wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
LawStudent wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

And then some.


I think your gayness overflowed and some spilled onto me angel


Spilled, as it were.

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Proley
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:33:26 PM
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lytherebel wrote:
Proley wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
LawStudent wrote:
lytherebel wrote:
I'm going to join LGBTQ events at university as my way of keeping up with school spirit.


You're gay?

And then some.


I think your gayness overflowed and some spilled onto me angel

Is that a bad thing? =(


Absaloutely.

Not.

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University of Toronto - Humanities Stream (Trinity College)
Queen's University - Arts
The University of Western Ontario - Arts
lytherebel
Posted: December 8, 2010 10:57:20 PM

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I have the feeling I'm going to be the token gay kid here. disgust

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University of Waterloo - Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo - Physical Sciences
University of Guelph - Mechanical Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Chemistry
University of Toronto - Physical and Mathematical Sciences [Victoria University]
kraken.
Posted: December 18, 2010 9:00:34 PM

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Proley wrote:
but Trinity itself is a different story! It feels so right for me cheers

thumright

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it'salive
Posted: December 19, 2010 3:47:42 PM
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School spirit was bigger in high school. It's just there during orientation really...


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