Words of Warriors Try this, You’re Home: Why You Should Get Involved in Spring Sing
So, Spring Sing is just around the corner. You’re probably either through-the-roof excited or want absolutely nothing to do with it. If the former applies to you, fantastic, we’ll see you center stage come Saturday, March 30th. If you’re the latter, however, hear me out. I’m sure you have valid reasons for wanting to stay away. Maybe you’re too busy, or maybe you just don’t have the slightest desire to collaborate with the people in your dorm. I get that, trust me. Take it from a guy who was too busy, not that social, and definitely wanted no part of representing a dorm where I hardly knew anybody: You should get involved. It might just change your life—like it did mine.
Take a break from schoolwork! You’re busy, I know. But, be honest with yourself: you need a de-stresser. Rather than spending your leisure time on Netflix, why not put that time into being a part of something special with people who are also way too busy? If you have a rigorous schedule and can’t make it to rehearsals, that’s fine, there is a lot you can do to be involved. Ask your directors: they’ll need help with backdrops, script writing, choreography, etc. And did I mention you get into Spring Sing for free if you’re involved? Save $25 and get a much-needed rest from that GE course you are less than enthusiastic about? Sounds good to me.
Dorm Pride. Whether you finally found your way into the GLC or make the trek up to Emerson every day, there is reason to be proud of your dorm. I understand that you might not have been involved in your dorm at all this year, but I promise you it’s better late than never. A year ago I hid inside my room under the impression everyone in my dorm hated me. Fast forward a year and I returned to the same hall with a (debatably jingoistic) pride for my dorm that never would have happened without Spring Sing. Spring Sing is about pride for wherever it is you call home and, more than anything, it's about unity. So whether you’re attempting to defend your championship in Armington or achieve the unthinkable in Clark, you’re going to want to be a part of it. You might not ever forget it.
Comradery. The number one memory you will treasure from Spring Sing is the people you share it with. A year ago I was practically a loner struggling to find a sense of belonging not only in my hall, but at Westmont in general. Thanks to Spring Sing, I met people I now consider my best friends. After studying abroad in the fall, I proudly returned to the same floor with one thing in mind: getting to do Spring Sing with my best friends. So why not be a part of it yourself? You might just walk out of it with the friends you’ve been praying for all along. I sure did.