Why so judgmental, Langara?

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Column by Ashley Legassic.
Column by Ashley Legassic.

Langara Hangout could be this school’s saving grace, if more people actually gave it a chance.

This Facebook page was created for people who think Langara is too anti-social and want to meet new friends.

Ninety-five people have liked it, but compare that to the 1,233 people who like Langara confessions (at press time).

The Facebook page Langara confessions is popular among students, but in case you live under a rock, here’s what it is:

From the posts I’ve seen, it’s a page to remain anonymous while talking about the annoying girl in the back of your biology class, or the cute boy who sits beside you in English.

Students express frustrations online

Some people take it a little too far, with posts like, “Stop shaking your leg in class. I can’t concentrate when I see you looking like you’re having a seizure in my peripheral vision.”

Or my personal favourite: “Someone sat in my seat in class today. I was absolutely livid. I mean seriously, who does that?!”

These anti-social and rude comments make me upset that I go to such a judgmental school, and I find myself having anxiety about whether a rude post is about me.

Hangout page not successful in organizing hangouts

The Langara Hangout page receives a maximum of four comments and 10 likes per post, showing that although people have joined the group, the vast majority aren’t interested in actually hanging out or socializing with each other.

The creator of this group tried to organize a board game event, with a whopping six people accepting the invite.

So put more effort in, Langara. I guarantee if you try to socialize and join groups and events you’ll meet friends and you won’t regret it.

To succeed in college it’s important to have friends in school. School friends can help each other with studying and assignments.

This school needs less judging and more socializing.

Reported by Ashley Legassic

Editorial cartoon by Gavin Fisher.
Editorial cartoon by Gavin Fisher.

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