Discriptive Essay(Cheer Phi)

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  • Topic: Cheerleading, The True Word, Hardcase
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  • Published : October 21, 2008
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When entering college many students have fantasies of joining Greek organizations and other groups that are meant to encourage unity among people that share a common interest. One being that in the world of colligate cheerleading, holds a “mock” sorority, named Cheer Phi. Cheer Phi makes naïve cheerleaders believe it represents the true essence of sisterhood, team work and leadership every quality a great cheerleading squad holds. However, in reality despite a spectator’s point of view so far my opinion opposes those values indefinitely. Starting from the introduction to the relationships currently held with the fellow cheer squad; also known as cheer try-outs. My enthusiasm for wanting to be a CAU panther cheerleader curved my ability to judge characters during the first days of rehearsal. But once the final verdict came to be on the roster for the squad for the upcoming season, as if the façade of benevolent role models had diminished, thus revealing the true dominating alliances that quickly became apparent. It became a rivalry of “new “girls vs. “old” girls with me being herded into the inferior group. The returning members having the upper hand in any cheer decision. Being that they have more knowledge of the material making the “old” girls far more qualified to be in their position. This gives them the leverage to mistreat and in many cases blatantly disrespect the new members as strengthening exercises. Hazing is the true word for it. As the year progressed I became accustomed to the tight nit ship that was run by cheer phi. But to my surprise there was a turn of events. After our second football game the cheer captain warmed the frozen grimaced lump in her chest, where her heart should be. She asked the whole team if they wanted to go out to a party so we can bond. I must admit I was taken aback but her sudden change of heart. To me her out of the blue interest in the new girls stunned me. Nevertheless I chose not to go simply because I had no desire...
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