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Pep rallies.

Who else hates them as much as I do?

Today, my school had one. They've always been mandatory, and the middle school comes to them too, so it's crowded in there. The gym also has never had an air conditioner, so it's pretty miserable.

This year, however, they've instated what is quite honestly the stupidest policy yet. After the pep rally, they are now making you go back to the class you were in before the pep rally so that the teachers can count the students and make sure no one ditched that shit since pep rallies are serious business.

My school's pep rallies are, like everything else there, incredibly lame. They do the same cheers over and over, and being picked for the game is quite possibly the most horrifying thing that could happen to you since your entire grade will hate you if you lose. The games are never entertaining, either.

I managed to skip it. I told my mom about the whole thing, and she agrees that they are a waste of time. She came to school and told them I had a doctor's appointment, so they let me out. Unfortunately, I think they'll start to notice a pattern if I leave every time there's a pep rally.

Oh, and the only sport that they have pep rallies for is (American) football. They used to do basketball ones occasionally, but they stopped that. American football overshadows everything. For example, I never even know what times my friend's soccer games are because that sport isn't considered important.

What are your thoughts and experiences? Discuss.
09-04-2010 12:51 PM
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Re: Pep rallies.

I always hated the fact that it was only football. Honestly, for the most part, I enjoy them, since it's time I'm NOT in class. And honestly, this year's pep rallies are going to be a COMPLETE lulz mine... COMPLETELY. Since we have this Performing Arts Academy, people from all the other schools come here for half a day. So the other High Schools are going have to sit through another High School's pep rally.

Stupid as they are, it's nice to get out of class. Smile And, like I said, I'll give my left arm to see the other kids make a scene yelling "GO [insert school that isn't ours here]"

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Re: Pep rallies.

We had one today - but it was fun because it was blacklight, they played music catchy enough to be listenable, and we have AC in our gym. There were way too many people though, even though they split up the school and had two rallies to make it easier. And it was too long. My ears still hurt.

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Re: Pep rallies.

Yeah, pep rallies were nearly always mandatory at my schools, but I do remember once in 9th grade I got to stay in the classroom with a few others who didn't want to go and the teacher left me in charge lol.

Pep rallies can be fun, ignoring the fact that you are forced to go. It's like a crappier version of going to a basketball game. I had fun at one pep rally once, ever. In 7th grade, I was trying not to be so shy, trying to enjoy things again (after some shit that happened when I was 10...). So I screamed and pretended to care about the school and I did all the cheers (we did these cheers where the whole school would participate). Then I'd had enough of that and every pep rally after that, I sat in the very back and read a book and didn't look up till it was over.

I hate how much I just did what they said without ever thinking if I really wanted to.

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Re: Pep rallies.

I'm glad I'll never see a pep rally in my life. They sound so stupid.

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Re: Pep rallies.

We always have ours on the football field. The stadium gets packed which is pretty crazy, It's a big ass stadium I twas built in the 70's fucking mammoth of a structure It's hot as fuck and you better hope you got there early enough to get a spot at the top so you can sit behind the advertisements, They are big pieces of plywood that offer pretty good shade from the sun. Our pep rallies are alright I suppose. Last year the band played this is halloween form nightmare before christmas and then all the jocks and cheerleaders dance to some shitty compilation of music.
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Re: Pep rallies.

Thought Criminal Wrote:We always have ours on the football field. The stadium gets packed which is pretty crazy, It's a big ass stadium I twas built in the 70's fucking mammoth of a structure It's hot as fuck and you better hope you got there early enough to get a spot at the top so you can sit behind the advertisements, They are big pieces of plywood that offer pretty good shade from the sun. Our pep rallies are alright I suppose. Last year the band played this is halloween form nightmare before christmas and then all the jocks and cheerleaders dance to some shitty compilation of music.
Ah, our football team danced to single ladies last pep rally. Which was ear rape, but lulzy as fuck at the same time.

This year, we actually get to watch. They have this tradition, they exclude Freshmen out of everything. At the pep rally, we would sit and stare at their backs as the pep rally was going on. Which is bullshit. Seriously, everyone is complaining that the upperclassmen mistreat freshmen, and that we need to "stop bullying" But then the school basically gives everyone the OK. What the hell?

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Pep rallies are a pretty good waste of time. The main reason people like them is because our football team is fucking awesome and doesn't lose.

Generally you're allowed to sit wherever you want, and at any given time either half of the people will be facing one side and half will be facing the other, or they will be facing the area in between both sets of bleachers. So there's no real exclusion of anyone.
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CrayolaColours Wrote:Ah, our football team danced to single ladies last pep rally.
You have no idea how jealous I am right now...no idea.

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MorikoMisa Wrote:
CrayolaColours Wrote:Ah, our football team danced to single ladies last pep rally.
You have no idea how jealous I am right now...no idea.
It was fricken great. I lol'd heartily.

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Re: Pep rallies.

CrayolaColours Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:
CrayolaColours Wrote:Ah, our football team danced to single ladies last pep rally.
You have no idea how jealous I am right now...no idea.
It was fricken great. I lol'd heartily.
Is there anyone named 'Kurt' on your football team? *Hopeful face*

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Re: Pep rallies.

My school's football team is sucking this year, though. Razz They've played about 4 games so far and haven't won a single one yet.

At least they aren't after school like last year, though. (And they were still mandatory!) At my school, you can't sit wherever you want. You have to sit with your grade, and all except two of my friends are in different grades than me. It's crowded and hot and just... unpleasant.
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Re: Pep rallies.

MorikoMisa Wrote:
CrayolaColours Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:You have no idea how jealous I am right now...no idea.
It was fricken great. I lol'd heartily.
Is there anyone named 'Kurt' on your football team? *Hopeful face*
Not that I know of.

Jordbaer Wrote:At least they aren't after school like last year, though. (And they were still mandatory!)
That's bullshit!

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Re: Pep rallies.

CrayolaColours Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:
CrayolaColours Wrote:It was fricken great. I lol'd heartily.
Is there anyone named 'Kurt' on your football team? *Hopeful face*
Not that I know of.
I am ever so slightly less jealous now.

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I fucking hate my pep rallies. The first one of the school year is coming up, and our uniform is even stricter than usual. Seniors have to wear blue polos (it used to be black), juniors get black, sophomores get red, and freshmen wear white. With khakis. And belt and close-toed shoes. Fucking principal; what is his deal with dress code? We had a reasonable one before, but he fucks it all up instead of focusing on what's actually wrong with the school, like the asshole kids and the teachers that really don't teach shit and use their students for their own gain.

Anyway, the pep rallies used to be during 8th period, the last class of the day. They were usually mandatory, but most seniors with that period off just ditched. You know, because apparently it's wrong to use your off period to go off campus and shit. So now they're during 7th period, so no one can ditch. Plus, we get to go back to our class after that...

Like the OP said, my pep rallies have lame games, shitty cheerleaders, asshole jocks who get more funding than the arts department, and annoying nuns who force you to pray and participate, even if you don't feel like screaming. I usually text discreetly in the back, but I don't know if I can do that this year considering I'm not following dress code and they've banned hoodies...
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Wow, your dress code sounds like mine... but moar stupid. We can wear white, or any shade of blue polo (It used to be only navy and light blue, but since the states about to bitch slap their asses for caring more about the dress code than they care about grades, they're kinda like "FIEN, YOU WIN!" So they don't lose their jobs.

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