So maybe you didn’t get into the Ivy of your choice. Maybe you’re gorging yourself on extracurriculars at Cornell to make that Harvard transfer app shine a little brighter. Or maybe you’re a Barnard girl covertly sitting in on CC Lit Hum lectures in a Columbia sweatshirt. Of course, bemoaning your enrollment status at one of the best colleges in the country isn’t usually the purpose of a student organization. At least, it wasn’t until DYE came along.
Meet DYE, the Dartmouth Yale Enthusiasts, who, according to a recent email they sent to fellow Dartmouth students, “is a group of aspiring Yale undergraduates, providing support to one another during our (hopefully brief) intermediary period here at Dartmouth. We provide transfer application support, interview preparation, and standardized test reviews. Additionally, we have social events that make the experience at what is not Yale a little bit more like if it were Yale.”
More about DYE, after the jump:
Okay, so DYE isn’t actually for serious. But we at IvyGate commend the DYE for making dozens of confused Dartmouth freshies mournfully raise their hands at Club Faire in answer to the question, “who here applied to Yale and got rejected?”
Now, the idea of setting up an absurd group at Club Faire to mock the freshies is plenty appealing, but wait, it gets better! The pranksters behind the DYE actually filmed the thing and pulled off another, related stunt which elevates this caper from pretty good to pretty damn awesome.
And so, if there are any actual Dartmouth Yale Enthusiasts reading, fear not, for, “on the eve of yet another painfully plebian year at Dartmouth College –that hovel in the woods — we understand that your spirits might get a little down. Fret not! You may yet gain acceptance to a real university: Yale.”