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13 Yaks That Prove That Being A Single Etown College Student Is A Struggle

Yik Yak, a social community app that allows college students to post anonymous thoughts, has become a very popular app at Elizabethtown College. Completely location-based, students turn to Yik Yak to share their thoughts with other students, faculty and anybody else that’s within’ in the 1.5 mile radius of the college.  There is a wide range of Yaks that are written, but more of the frequent posts are about students being lonely and looking to meet someone or admit they have a crush on someone. It seems that it is very hard for single people at Elizabethtown College to meet other single people.  Here are 13 examples that prove just how lonely the single people are:


1. Yet Another Movie

Yak #1

Ask anybody and they’ll tell you the best first date is watching a movie that way you can sit in silence and not talk to each other. Just kidding, it’s not. It really just screams you’re looking for a hook-up. But hey, sharing your Netflix password with a girl these days is just as good as jewelry.


2. Somebody’s Tinder-ella

Yak #2

Her friend is single and is on a Tinder date. How sweet. But if you’re creeping on someone else’s date, you’re most likely single yourself (and jealous?). If only there was a dating app for single people…


3. Hopeless Wanderer

Yak #3

Everyone has a crush they wish they could see everyday, but sometimes the weird acts of life keep that from happening. Sure you could be bold and message her on social media, but it could also creep her out when you tell her you like seeing her around. But, you do you. Perhaps message her anonymously on Yik Yak?


4. You’re My “Best” Friend

Yak #4

It’s a relatable predicament that many single people deal with. If she’s not use to guy attention, then she’s been lonely for a while and that may be the reason why she’s confused. The answer is pretty simple: the latter. He could be just a friendly guy, but that doesn’t mean he’s not already thinking ahead. Men are always on a mission and know what they want when the see it. Hence why it doesn’t take men all day to run errands; they already know what they’re getting before they leave the house.

Exception: Costco. That’s a cluster ‘f’ for everyone.


5. True Fine Love

Yak #5

Woah! This person’s dance card is full for the night. The only thing they’re missing is a midnight McDonald’s run. While Netflix provides hours of endless entertainment and your bed is always there to support you after a long day, when you start calling them your “babe,” this just might show how lonely you are. Why don’t you ask the guy from Yak #1 over and you can watch Netflix together?


6. Netflix Winos

Yak #6

Are you seeing a theme here? What would lonely people do without Netflix? And wine? Fun fact: OSA plans campus events on Fridays.


7. (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

Yak #7

So, your crush is suppose to know you want more because you yakked about it? Without the proper communication, you may just stay single. While relationships are a two way street, Yik Yak isn’t.  If you want your crush to get the point, try telling them personally. If you don’t, you could remain lonely for awhile, but on the plus side you’ll have more Yakarma points then you started with.


8. You Ain’t Seen Nothing, Yet

Yak #8

Having problems slaying men in your high school sweatpants and UGG boots? It’s OK, it happens. Many people start to let themselves go after being lonely for awhile. But, you never know when you’re finally going to meet that cute boy, so it probably helps to be prepared. I hear men like yoga pants, but I think the jury is still out on that one.


9. No Shave November

Yak #9

Someone needs to explain to her the rules of “No Shave November.” Pretty sure it doesn’t include legs. To be honest, I don’t know what is worse, using the word “bae” or not shaving your legs. If the highlight of being single is not having to groom yourself, then you might be on the lonely train for longer then you are expecting.


10. All Revved Up With No Place To Go

Yak #10

Partying isn’t for everyone and there’s certainly more ways to meet people in college, but playing a computer game isn’t one of them. No matter how many times you enter the cheat code “rosebud” for more money, the inevitable fact is that you’re still alone. And if you’re advertising your Sims Party on Yik Yak, then it’s safe to say you need attention…and badly.


11. Cool for Cats

Yak #11

Everyone who is single and loves cats appreciates a reminder that they aren’t alone in being alone. Cats can’t fulfill all the needs like a boyfriend or girlfriend can, right? Some people certainly try, but you’re in college so there’s still some redemption time for you.


12. Rocket In My Pocket

Yak #12

Definition of college. They didn’t tell you that at orientation? Weird…


13. “This is not your fault!”

Yak #13

Actually, this is just a good movie. Everybody needs a good cry every now and then.

(And no, we’re not judging you for watching this movie just so you can say Robin Williams affected your life.)


Note: This listicle was written without the intention of being offensive or confrontational. It’s written with complete sarcasm. You do you.

What’s Your Favorite Spot On Campus?

Elizabethtown College is known for having a beautiful campus. Especially now in the fall, the area is lit up with bright colors and vibrant leaves contrasting against the many brick buildings. Each of the students at Etown has a different daily routine of going from building to building for classes and work, chilling out in residence halls or the Blue Bean, exercising in the Body Shop or athletic fields, and more.
We asked three Etown students what their favorite spots on campus are; click on the links below to hear their responses!

Click here for response 1!

Click here for response 2!

Click here for response 3!

“Colossal Coaster World” Vacation Bible School

2013 Vacation Bible School – July 14-19, 2013

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Elizabethtown, PA invites all children and all adults to attend VBS.

Families interested in participating are welcome to register, or inquire for more information listed below.

We look forward to see you and your family there!

For more information and registration see the following link.


Legends of the Hidden Temple

This past Friday, OSA hosted Legends of the Hidden Temple in Thompson Gymnasium. The event was a replica of the original game show that aired on Nickelodeon in 1993. It ran for three seasons before being cancelled. Many of the contestants that signed up for this event had fond memories of watching the game show when they were younger.

The show started out with 20 teams competing in the preliminary round. They all ran through a giant blowup obstacle course. They competed to get the best time. The six teams that had the best time moved on, but the others were eliminated.
The teams that made it to the first round were: Alyssa Korn and Noel Reyes, Martin Harnish and Paige Service, Zack Schmidt and Emily Reigart, Paul Brenner and Chris Ramos, Kyle Brock and Lauren Duffy, and Ryan Stadel and Zach Foster. These six teams made it to the first round of the game, the moat.

The Moat
The moat round took place at the Thompson Pool. Each team chose a partner to jump in and the other partner stayed on the side of the pool to cheer. There were several rubber ducks floating around the pool that each had a different shape and color. On the underside of the ducks were letters. The teams had to catch each duck and find the right letters to spell their designated word.
The crowd cheered the teams on as they swam around frantically looking for the right letters to spell their words. Only four of the teams could make it to the next round, though, and two of the teams fell short. Making it to the next round were: Schmidt and Reigart, Brenner and Ramos, Brock and Duffy, and Stadel and Foster.

Steps of Knowledge
For the second round everyone moved into the Thompson Gymnasium. In this round the four teams chose a player to answer questions on the steps of knowledge. The teams were read a passage, and then at the end asked questions from the passage. When the question was read, the contestant was instructed to step on a balloon to signal that he or she knew the answer. After the first question was read each contestant stepped on his or her balloon at the same time, and there was a huge blast throughout the gym that made the crowd jump. Each excited contestant yelled out answers as quickly as he or she could and each of the partners yelled on the sidelines to help them with the answers. Two teams had to be eliminated in this round as well, and the two successful teams: Brock and Duffy, and Stadel and Foster moved on.

Temple Games
The third round was Temple games. There were three challenges in this third round. The team’s first challenge was to be the first to knock over two two-liter bottles with a tennis ball. Each teammate threw vigorously as the other teammate recovered the ball. Duffy was the thrower for her team, and she successfully knocked over both bottles first. The next challenge was a collecting game. The teams ran frantically throughout the Thompson hallways in search of Easter eggs. Each Easter egg had a letter in it. When the teams had found all of their eggs, they were put together to spell out the word, Omec. Stadel and Foster won this challenge, so it was neck-and-neck for the last part of the round, a memory game.
The memory game was a real nail biter. The teams ran back and forth between two boards flipping over cards and trying to remember which matched up with which. When it came to the final time count, Stadel and Foster beat Duffy and Brock by just a few seconds.

Temple Run
Duffy and Brock collected their consolation prize, dish soap, and took a seat to see if Stadel and Foster could complete the final round, the Temple Run, to take the grand prize. For the temple run, the team had to complete a series of challenges, all while avoiding the Temple Guards. The Temple Guards could get in their way at any time. Stadel and Foster fought their way through the temple vigorously and won a glorious victory. Their prize was a movie pack including tickets to MoviEtown, popcorn, starbursts, and a six- pack of Coke.

Victory for Stadel and Foster
When asked about his victory Stadel said, “It was a great night, a great activity, and a great competition, and we were really hoping that the final prize was a trip to Disney World but a 6 pack of Coca-Cola was fine.” Foster also agreed that the night was fun. He commented, “I enjoyed the game a lot because it was different from anything else.”
The event was a new event that had never been done by OSA. The student body that came out was enthusiastic about it, and the staff of OSA says there is a possibility that they might just bring it back again in future years.

Trick or Treat 2009 at Elizabethtown College

Grab your Halloween costume and head over to Elizabethtown College for Trick or Treat 2009!  The Elizabethtown College Student Senate has joined other student groups on campus to celebrate this fall holiday. On Thursday, October 29, 2009, the Academic Quadrangle of Elizabethtown College will be lit up to lead local community children and families to the candy stops.

Families are invited to drop by between 6 PM and 8 PM on Thursday, October 29th to meet students and student groups including Elizabethtown College sports teams.  Groups will have treats for the kids and information for the entire family about upcoming events.  Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up in their costumes and collect the treasures along the path.

Trick or Treat 2009 will begin in room 110 of the Hoover Building on Elizabethtown College’s campus and is appropriate for ages 1 to 99.  Please note that adult supervision is required.

For directions or questions, please visit the Elizabethtown College Student Senate website at www.EtownSenate.com or contact Senate’s Publicity & Marketing Chair, Kevin Smith, at 717-361-1223.

The Elizabethtown College Student Senate advocates for student rights on campus and leads the charge to connect the local community with Elizabethtown students.