PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Follow the White Rabbit….

…..down the rabbit hole, where you will find David Adewumi. He offers you the blue pill and the red pill. You take the blue pill; the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and he shows you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Unfortunately for you, choosing to take the blue pill means you never learn the joy of plugging into a machine and learning Kung Fu.

This is NOT the Matrix (actually, how do we know that?). In this world, Project Blue Pill is an advocacy group and it’s the brainchild of David Adewumi. Project Blue Pill describes itself as the “voice of the students”. It was created to solve the problems issues faced by the Penn State Community and help to implement initiatives provided by other organizations. The problems are the same Adewumi discussed in his campaign, with a few additions. The basic issues they want to deal with regard costs, housing arrangements, safety and post graduation problems.

According to members however, the reason they chose the name is because Penn State represents “The Matrix” or, the fantasy world in which we live. The red pill is for the real world which they believe to be post-graduate life. Therefore, Project Blue Pill aims to solve problems within Penn State, by having the members of the team work outside of the system to improve the system, kind of like Morpheus and Neo. Oh yeah, and they also battled Agents (the administration?).

The mission for Project Blue Pill is simple. It aims to “structure individual task forces of skilled students designed to individually address each issue” and “work with student leaders, faculty, and staff to collectively draft policy and advocate on behalf of the students.”  Project Blue Pill hopes to coordinate with community members, administrators, faculty, staff and legislators in order to reach these goals. Students will also research and draft policies, advocate aforementioned policies with student groups (on and off-campus) and execute their technology-based proposals. Project Blue Pill is to be a hub where student led groups and organizations can voice, launch and mobilize initiatives for the good of the Penn State community. It aims to “shorten the gap between recognition of an issue to the implementation of a solution”.

If you are interested in joining this initiative, you can email [email protected].

Maybe when you do, you will notice the difference between the dream world and the real world. Maybe then you will stop trying to bend the spoon and realize that there is no spoon. Or maybe you will watch the movie again and realize that Neo took the red pill.

[Pic]

About the Author

Comments

More by Hasan

ARHS Update: What’s Happening in the Dorms?

We wrote some time back about UPUA and CCSG plans, but what about ARHS? Well, they too have kept themselves very busy this summer to help springboard themselves into a good position for the fall. We spoke to ARHS President, Steve Roberts, to see what ARHS has been up to.


Read on to see what he has to say…

Cogster: Helping Main Street PSU

MegaBus Stop Moved to Walmart. Calamity Ensues

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Emily Ogle, Frankie Tagliaferri, Kerry Abello, Rachel Wasserman, and Kim Dubs scored for the Nittany Lions in Sunday’s lopsided victory.

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Student Life

Lisa Salters To Serve As 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal will be present at many of Homecoming’s events throughout the week and will be featured in the parade Friday night.

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend