Every year, sometime in mid-April, nearly 3,000 students log on with nervous excitement and sign off in shock and horror. The Brown Admitted Student Facebook group is a right of passage for prospective College Hill-dwellers, a frightening but ultimately misleading first glimpse at your classmates. These groups are, for the first few months, home to excruciating showmanship, awkward smalltalk, and strange requests. For posterity and humor’s sake, Accepted! 2017 has collected some of the funniest and most cringe-worthy posts from admitted students groups across the country. Check out the submissions culled from Brown’s Class of 2017 group. Some of these might look familiar…
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 2/22
Ratty: Creole Jambalaya, Steamed Green Beans, Oreo Chocolate Chip Fudge Bar
V-Dub: Breaded Chicken Fingers, Baked Acorn Squash, Onion Soup, Golden Grahams S’mores Bar
Advantage: V-Dub. Not even Oreo fudge bars beat Chicken Finger Friday.
Ratty: Chicken Curry, Lemon Filet of Sole, Escarole and Bean Soup, Frosted Brownies
V-Dub: Chicken Pesto Pasta, Stir Fried Tofu, Lentil Stew, Sweet Portuguese Bread
Advantage: Ratty. Would you really like to follow up chicken pesto pasta with a bowl of lentil stew? Plus frosted brownies for the win.