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Subject line: “Athlete Going to Columbia–Is Columbia Fun and Preppy!” Behold:

Hi

I am pretty sure that I am going to Columbia for crew next year, and I am very excited to be in NYC, but I come from a super traditional and preppy boarding school, and I actually love that lifestyle, and don’t want to lose that in college. I get that Columbia is a cultural melting pot filled with incredibly smart people from all over the world, and I totally appreciate that, and that is one of the reasons I like Columbia, so I can open my horizons.

BUT… I have grown up in a preppy environment my whole life, and some of you might say that I am an elitist, but I love the tradition, the lifestyle, the community, the clothing, and the education. I want to make sure that I am still getting part of that experience that I love and have grown up around.

I don’t want to be the only person dressed in hunter rainboots and a barbour wanting to go to a kegger party, and I don’t want to have to deal with a bunch of intellectuals chain smoking cigarettes on the Lower steps 24/7. This is a little silly, but I also want to make sure that there are boys I can date here that share at least some of the things that are important to me…

thanks!

To the author, username abullock: they’re called the Low Steps. And—please—pick another school.

Yale Crew Team Wishes You A Very Merry (Naked) Christmas

Tipster:

I see Yale’s freshman rowing team have a great christmas postcard …

http://imgur.com/xZx2W [Ed: NSFW! NSFW!]

Censored version below. (Further reading here.)

Season’s greetings everyone!

Invisible People Yell At Boat

If you’re like us, you’re aware that the Ivy League has something called “crew,” and that it has something to do with muscled anorexics sitting in a boat, rowing in unison when a smaller anorexic with a funny name tells them to. So this video from Sunday’s Princeton Chase event pretty much encapsulates our view of the sport: It’s long, it’s confusing, and people we don’t really know or see are passionate about it. You can find out what actually happened to Columbia’s heavyweight “A” squad here, or you can just watch in simple, happy ignorance.

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