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I'll be joining The Tribe next fall and am super excited! However, I have absolutely no idea what kind of computer to get. I'll be going Pre-med but majoring in English, and while I've heard that pc's are better for science people, I also really like macs. Is there a preference on campus?
I would really appreciate your input!
- Computer Whaa?
Dear Computer Whaa?,
First of all, congrats on becoming a new member of the tribe! To be honest, I don’t have the strongest background knowledge on computers. I own a Macbook Pro and absolutely love it. I find Mac computers to have excellent anti-virus security (I have yet to encounter a virus...knock on wood!), quick speed when running programs, and of course, a very sleek and chic design. I know many people who have PCs and like them just as much, especially for their more affordable price ranges. I don’t think either brand is more major-friendly than the other. So if you go pre-med, I’m sure both a Mac and PC will work just fine. The same goes for an English major. I think the campus is pretty much split evenly between Mac and PC users, so feel free to choose whichever you prefer.
Why is everyone so obsessed with Collegiate ACB? Everyone at school knows the rankings, so the only reason why people are on there is to make their own chapter look better to the incoming class. But the new class doesn't even realize the fraternities/sororities pick you, you don't pick them and you're pretty lucky to get a bid at all because a lot of people don't.
I actually hadn’t heard about Collegiate ACB until you mentioned it. I checked it out and my personal opinion on the site is the following: don’t believe any of it! The people with the strongest opinions always take out their feelings on these types of forums. The specific forums dedicated to greek rankings are not always the most trustworthy. You don’t know who’s writing these posts, and therefore don’t know their credibility. Incoming classes should not base their thoughts about Greek Life (or any other part of college life at W&M) solely from what they’ve read on Collegiate ACB. When it comes to rush, candidates both choose their top sororities/fraternities and get chosen by the chapters that are interested in having them pledge. It goes both ways, so don’t think that you have absolutely no say. If you show interest in an organization, they’ll most likely return the favor. If not, there’s no pressure to commit to pledging your first semester or even first year. There are plenty of options and tons of flexibility for joining a sorority or fraternity here at William & Mary!
Okay, honest opinion. Are the guys at W&M hot?
I’ll admit, this was the very first question I had in mind when I first came to William & Mary. You’ll be pleased to know that there are, in fact, plenty of attractive guys who go to this school. During my first couple of months at W&M, I was surprised to see that not only were there good looking guys, but they came in such different varieties. Around campus you’ll see musicians, hipsters, preps, jocks, lax bros, suits (the guys who dress in suits every single day), and more laid back guys. You should definitely check out our Campus Cuties on the Her Campus W&M website! We post new articles every couple of days about our most interesting and handsome men on campus. (Not gonna lie, I checked out all the Campus Cuties before I moved in last summer.) So my advice to you is to get excited for a fun four years at W&M, filled with tons of studying and hot guys!
PS from Harper - We also have a Campus Cuties Pinterest Board! Follow us on pinterest :)
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