I'm Sorry, iCarly

 

I'm going to bring you all the way back to spring semester 2017. It was a gloomy, overcast Friday evening when the idea of an iCarly theme week was born. Back in 2017, Her Campus at SUNY Geneseo met in Sturges Hall--one of the oldest and most decrepit buildings on campus. It was in the haunted basement of Sturges Hall that the deepest mark on Her Campus’ brand was, but never before had this setting in the stage to the worst atrocity ever known to man. 

 

Typically, our meetings are full of laughter and shouting and brainstorming. Often, we run out of actually legitimate ideas and we start throwing random noodles at the wall to see what sticks.  I can no longer remember the context of the conversation, but somehow the topic of iCarly came up. 

 

We all began to share our fond childhood memories of the television show.  Soon, we were all laughing and making iCarly references and jokes. Little did I know at the time, this very conversation was the first sighting of a greater beast. 

 

In the midst of our conversation, one of our correspondents (probably Jessica) suddenly suggested an iCarly theme week. At first, I treated it as a joke. I was the president of Her Campus at Geneseo at the time, and I’m the founder of our chapter. More or less, Her Campus was my baby and I never wanted to see her in pain. So in response to Jessica's proposition, I screamed “NOOOOOOOO.” We continued to playfully debate. Soon, everyone rallied against me in support of holding an iCarly theme week.

 

Again, I thought that this idea was just a joke. I quickly forgot the entire conversation. However, at our next meeting, the concept of an iCarly theme week came up again.  I was still playing along with the gag and told everybody that they could have an iCarly theme week when I was no longer president of Her Campus. I think my fervent opposition accidentally fuelled the fire that actualized iCarly theme week. 

 

Although it’s a funny idea, I opposed the iCarly idea because I didn’t think it would draw readership. Many of our articles are silly, but this was too silly. I effectively vetoed the theme week--I used to have sole control over posting articles back then, after all.  

 

Fast forward to this year, I decided to step down from the Her Campus presidency since I am student teaching. Kayla and Rebecca took over as co-presidents and I started to miss a few meetings here and there due to my busy schedule.

 

The biggest mistake of my life ensued. I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry. I never would have resigned had I known that the theme week from hell would become a reality.  If I could have predicted the future, I would have made sure to attend every meeting so that I could prevent this demon from being released into the world.

 

I never wanted this.  When I founded this club, I never intended for this to happen. I’m distraught that this is my legacy.  If I could go back and change things, I would. I don’t want this to shroud my good intentions. Please remember me for my accomplishments, and not my most dire mistake.