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We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant

Posted by Rita 
We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: Rita (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: February 09, 2009 11:43PM

... at least against the other Ivy league schools.

It seems that at least based on "yield", Cornell might be the safety school. worry
 
Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: Josh '99 (---.nyc.res.rr.com)
Date: February 10, 2009 08:46AM

Rita
... at least against the other Ivy league schools.

It seems that at least based on "yield", Cornell might be the safety school. worry
Well... right. I mean, we knew all along that there weren't likely to have been many Cornell students whose safety school was, say, Princeton, and there was an element of irony to chanting "safety school" at those games. That was the point, I thought, and also probably funnier than chanting it at, say, UConn, where it's merely a statement of fact.
 
Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: February 10, 2009 09:51AM

Agreed, the irony is often part of the charm. And the Hahvahd games are always better when we get in the "Safety School" chant first (and incur some really interesting wrathful noises from the students), though it's pretty rare these days. Our responses to their "safety school" chants are also often quite interesting.

 
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Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: ugarte (---.z75-46-65.customer.algx.net)
Date: February 10, 2009 01:10PM

Josh '99
Rita
... at least against the other Ivy league schools.

It seems that at least based on "yield", Cornell might be the safety school. worry
Well... right. I mean, we knew all along that there weren't likely to have been many Cornell students whose safety school was, say, Princeton, and there was an element of irony to chanting "safety school" at those games. That was the point, I thought, and also probably funnier than chanting it at, say, UConn, where it's merely a statement of fact.
Cue the caterwauling from students in specific disciplines that never considered any other Ivy. I always considered the "irony" of chanting 'safety school' at Harvard kind of sad. Chanting 'safety school' at UConn may be a statement of fact but it makes you look like an asshole (see, e.g., Duke).

IMO, the best use is against schools like Clarkson or RPI where there was probably a lot of overlap in their application pools with Cornell. Or by Harvard against us. You know, using it in a way that actually hurts.

 
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Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: February 10, 2009 02:10PM

ugarte
IMO, the best use is against schools like Clarkson or RPI where there was probably a lot of overlap in their application pools with Cornell. Or by Harvard against us. You know, using it in a way that actually hurts.

One of my favorite moments at RPI this year was when they chanted "Harvard Rejects" at us, and we quickly responded with "Clarkson Dropouts." You could feel the venom.

 
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Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: ftyuv (---.techtarget.com)
Date: February 10, 2009 02:36PM

ugarte
Josh '99
Rita
... at least against the other Ivy league schools.

It seems that at least based on "yield", Cornell might be the safety school. worry
Well... right. I mean, we knew all along that there weren't likely to have been many Cornell students whose safety school was, say, Princeton, and there was an element of irony to chanting "safety school" at those games. That was the point, I thought, and also probably funnier than chanting it at, say, UConn, where it's merely a statement of fact.
Cue the caterwauling from students in specific disciplines that never considered any other Ivy. I always considered the "irony" of chanting 'safety school' at Harvard kind of sad. Chanting 'safety school' at UConn may be a statement of fact but it makes you look like an asshole (see, e.g., Duke).

IMO, the best use is against schools like Clarkson or RPI where there was probably a lot of overlap in their application pools with Cornell. Or by Harvard against us. You know, using it in a way that actually hurts.

I actually liked the irony of chanting it at Harvard, but probably because I didn't particularly want to go there and it'd be my way of laughing at those Cornellians who did. ;-)
 
Re: We might want to reconsider the "safety school" chant
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.airproducts.com)
Date: February 11, 2009 12:09PM

ftyuv
ugarte
Josh '99
Rita
... at least against the other Ivy league schools.

It seems that at least based on "yield", Cornell might be the safety school. worry
Well... right. I mean, we knew all along that there weren't likely to have been many Cornell students whose safety school was, say, Princeton, and there was an element of irony to chanting "safety school" at those games. That was the point, I thought, and also probably funnier than chanting it at, say, UConn, where it's merely a statement of fact.
Cue the caterwauling from students in specific disciplines that never considered any other Ivy. I always considered the "irony" of chanting 'safety school' at Harvard kind of sad. Chanting 'safety school' at UConn may be a statement of fact but it makes you look like an asshole (see, e.g., Duke).

IMO, the best use is against schools like Clarkson or RPI where there was probably a lot of overlap in their application pools with Cornell. Or by Harvard against us. You know, using it in a way that actually hurts.

I actually liked the irony of chanting it at Harvard, but probably because I didn't particularly want to go there and it'd be my way of laughing at those Cornellians who did. ;-)

I actually applied to Harvard and Yale simply so I could turn them down. flipc

Unfortunately, they beat me to it. wtf
 

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