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Is there a certain opinion that everyone in the world seems to vehemently argue for, but you just… don’t get it? Whether it’s about a specific, maybe overrated TV show, or about a food that just doesn’t get enough love, three of our Her Campus Conn Coll writers are sharing their unpopular opinions. Sometimes, you just have to take the road less travelled. And if we happen to change some minds along the way, or at the very least get them to understand where we are coming from, that doesn’t hurt, either.

Chandler Over Joey Anyday

To piggyback on Elyce’s unpopular opinion about Friends vs. How I Met Your Mother, I am a STAN for Chandler Bing. If we are honest with ourselves, there is nothing Ross really has going for him (besides maybe his monkey and a nice apartment), which really just leaves Chandler and Joey to choose from (if we are only including the six close friends from a straight woman’s POV). Joey may know his ragu from his bolognese, but there is something about Chandler’s sarcasm and self-deprecating humor that makes me wildly attracted to him. Sure, he might not have as good looks as his best friend and roommate, but if there is anything I have learned from my seminar on Jane Austen: you can’t always trust handsome men. But don’t worry, Chandler is no Mr. Darcy. All I am saying is that if I were somehow able to afford Monica and Rachel’s apartment in NYC, and I was living across the hall from Joey and Chandler, I know who I would choose. And we would laugh the night away with puns––because those are the path to my heart.

– Elizabeth Berry ‘21

Gefilte Fish *Isn’t* That Bad?

In honor of Passover, I thought I’d present my absolute *hottest* of takes: I enjoy gefilte fish! I don’t mind the texture, I like the flavor, and it’s satisfying and filling in a way that a lot of dry, bland, kosher for Passover foods aren’t. I will say, I’ve had my fair share of bad gefilte fish. But if it’s prepared well (aka you get it fresh from a butcherie rather than from a can), gefilte fish has a lot of potential, if only for the sole reason that it’s distinct from all the same old matzah-based Passover foods.

– Samantha Barth ‘21

‘Parks and Rec’ Is Better Than ‘The Office’

While I hate to even compare the two, Parks and Recreation is a more creative and comedic show than the world-renowned The Office. I firmly believe that The Office is overhyped at this point. While it does hold some great one-liners and a beautiful budding romance between best friends, Parks and Recreation offers the same things and more. Not to mention, Parks and Recreation hosts an assertive and ambitious female lead who loves public policy and waffles: what more could you ask for from a protagonist? 

Next time this friendly debate arises, I hope I’ve swayed you to the unpopular side. Sure, this side may bring disagreement and disfavor, but I believe rooting for the underdog has its perks.

– Meredith Harper ‘24

So, after hearing our opinions, were we convincing enough? Do you secretly agree as well, or do you think we are completely off the mark?

Elizabeth Berry

Conn Coll '21

Elizabeth Berry is an English and Italian Studies double major at Connecticut College with a passion for journalism. She enjoys overnight oats, traveling to new cities, and reading the night away.
Samantha is a senior at Connecticut College, double-majoring in Sociology and Economics. She is currently the Beauty Section Editor and a National Writer for Her Campus, having prior been a Beauty Editorial Intern during the summer of 2019. She is also a writer and Co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Conn Coll. She is passionate about intersectional feminism, puns, and sitcoms with strong female leads.
Meredith Harper

Conn Coll '24

Meredith Harper is a sophomore at Connecticut College. She loves to write, listen to music, and hangout with friends.
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