Overheard During Sylly Week: Fall 2021
The first week of classes has nearly come and gone. With in-person learning back in full force, we’re back to encountering unnecessarily long Starbucks lines and daily fights for parking spots.
The days of the typical unmuted student are behind us. Now, we must deal with the Willard Preacher, poor attempts of in-person flirting, and so much more.
Naturally, that kind of chaos makes for some good content. Here are some of the best quotes we heard around campus this opening week:
A kid trying to shoot his shot in the bookstore after talking to a girl for three minutes: “I’m trying to make new friends. Can I have your number?
Professor who just wants his students to get through their speeches: “You can take anything you want to the podium. It could be a bottle of Jack Daniels…I really don’t care.
A very excited Professor: “We Are!”
The most unenthused business class at 9:05 in the morning: “…Penn State.”
Student who actually learned something during Sylly Week: “Dude, there’s a third floor in the HUB? I didn’t even know there was a second floor.”
Angry girl to the Willard Preacher: “You see, people just don’t care!”
Student in disbelief: “Christ, we actually have homework already?”
Student talking to overprotective parents: “Mom, c’mon, I told you I gotta go to class.”
A very hopeful student: “I’m taking 26 credits this semester. Shouldn’t be too bad!”
Freshman who knows the most important spots on campus: “I only know Old Main and the HUB.”
A girl who couldn’t take a compliment about her shoes: “That’s such a weird compliment. Like, why would she compliment my shoes? She had to have been staring at my feet for so long to see they’re Tory Burch.”
Honorable Mention: The girl in East that we saw walking with a jar of protein powder and casually eating it with a plastic spoon.
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