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Rush Not as Hectic as Frosh Expected

By Kevin Frisch
Staff Reporter

Freshmen are finding rushing at living groups much less hectic and crazy than they had expected based on what they previously heard. Most were happy that it was so calm.

Rush is "not quiet as hectic as I expected," said Robert J. Moser '96 while walking between fraternities. "I had heard a lot about how crazy it was."

Another freshman, Yishai Lerner '96, commented that rush is "not as hectic as it said in The Thistle. I'm having lots of fun."

"Rush is lot more fun and a lot less hectic than I expected," agreed Ann I. Yen '96. But Charles A. Frezzie Jr. '96 was a little less enthusiastic, "It's been decent so far. A little hectic, but not the mass confusion I thought it would be."

Advance warning

Eric A. Beam '94, a brother a Kappa Sigma, thought freshmen paid attention to advice given to them beforehand.

"People have been so conscientious about warning the freshmen that rush will be so hectic, so that it's much more calm than they have come to expect," he said. "But I think it works in our favor."

In interviews yesterday, freshmen were generally quite happy with the perceived calmness. "It's good because it gave me more chances to meet people." said Cyrus N. Wadia '96, standing in front of a fraternity house on Beacon Street in Boston.

"I'm pretty happy with what I found," said Christopher T. Turner '96, glancing at a fraternity house beside him.

"It's better than I expected," said Sung M. Choe '96. "I heard about how everyone ignores girls and just go for the guys. But it wasn't really like that."

A disappointment for some

Not all the freshman, however, were pleased about rush being more calm than they had been led to believe.

"I expected it to be a little more chaotic," said Peter T. Beck '96. "It's a little disappointing."

"It was kind of a let down," agreed another freshman who wished to remain anonymous. "People said it would be real crazy, but it's kind of disappointing."

Others, meanwhile, were somewhat less satisfied all around.

"It's what I expected -- a lot of hounding," said one female freshman. "I'm definitely going to a dorm. It was that decision from the start."

"I expected the hectic," said James W. Casey '96, "but not the thing with `Hey, you! Come here!' all the time. It gets real annoying"

"It seems the further we get into R/O the more disoriented I get," said Daniel J. Grodner '96.

Jeanne K. Tyan '96 said she was a little disappointed in rush because, "I expected more attention to girls. It makes sense that fraternities talk to guys more, but it still felt strange."