Well, Like, I’m Kinda Like, You Know …..6 November 2012
St Johns College, the 150 year old Catholic college at Sydney University, is in deep trouble again. I won’t go into all the details here but it involves disgusting initiation ceremonies for new students and the dreadful way they treat the female students. There’s a pretty good account of it here.
The college is quite naturally concerned that parents won’t want their children to enrol there so last night, on the ABC’s Lateline news programme, they put forward a first-year female student to assure people that it’s really not like that at all.
This is what she said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald:
“It’s definitely not what it’s like inside those walls”, Georgie told Lateline.
“I’m a fresher there and, like, I’ve never been intimidated or forced into drinking anything as they say. Like, all the rituals have been ruled out and all that kind of stuff. Like, the leaders of this college, like, they always sit us down, they’re like ‘you’re never forced into anything and all that kinda stuff’ ”
And now we learn she’s not a first-year, but a third year student who sits on the 2012 House Committee, whatever that is.
I certainly wouldn’t want any child I know to attend this college but not just because of the violence. If the student they hand-pick to face the media is so inarticulate and unable to construct a proper sentence, what are the rest of the students like?