It's that time of year again. Some call it Rivalry Week, others Blue and Gold Week. I think of it as "I Hate Their Guts And Now I Can Show It Week." I suppose that the official kickoff is Monday, but that is purely semantic. It is going on right now, it was going on last week, and it will continue even after the game. It is a rivalry, and it does not stop. Last year, we were caught with out pants down, plain and simple. Some U$C punks defaced our bear, and as a result made our entire student body look weak and apathetic. In case you need a reminder:
This was all a result of USAC's version of the Bruin Bear Security Force, which decided that no mischief could possibly occur after midnight. They abandoned their post before most college students go to bed, and we all abandoned our responsibility by trusting them. Furthermore, their half-assed response embarrassed the hell out of me and everyone else in this community. When that happened I promised that there would be a change, and that is exactly what I am doing.A facebook page has already been created by Rally Committee, who appears to be running the event this year. That's nice, and it's good to see somebody other than USAC taking charge, but just because someone clicks attending does not guarantee that he or she will show up. To all the students who read this blog, let's get in in writing right here. Post which nights you will be camping out, so that we can be sure that people who are actually committed will be there.
I will be there at minimum three nights, and my roommate Asad09, who promised his attendance when he wrote about the incident last December, is upholding that commitment by camping out every night next week. That's two people. Let's get a bunch more, so that we will never be embarrassed like that again by showing the Trogans that we mean business.
With N's Post on the sidebar, it's on the rest of us to stay on things like this, and this is a damn good start. -Ty