Rumors, rumors they’re no fun

By Ashlee Lensmyer
April 22, 2004

Ryan Norris

Rumors on this campus are about as popular as that new Louie Vuitton bag that you just bought, and just as costly.

Ever since the first day I walked on to Cabrini’s campus, I have been the victim to rumors. I was here for less than a month, and people were saying that I was a lesbian. These people had barely known my last name, much less my sexual preference. Then once I thought that things had died down, a little over 6 months later, when I did have a boyfriend, the same rumors started up again. Speaking of sexual preference, my preference is to wait until marriage, and the next rumor that came about was saying that I was sleeping with a guy that I was definitely only friends with…especially considering that I was still dating the boyfriend from a year ago. I mean if people on this campus are going to talk, they might as well get their stories straight.

I really do not see what is so satisfying about saying bad things about people and then seeing how far they can go around the school. We all know that people talk, but why not talk about the good things that people do and the truth about people and not make up stories that can potentially harm a good reputation that some people do have on this campus.

I am aware that Cabrini is a small school and most of us know one another from math class, clubs and friend’s buddy lists, and I am also aware that it is a lot like a small town where everyone feels as though it is their business to know yours. In my opinion, it has caused too many people to drop out, transfer or question loyalties. There is no reason why I should not feel confident when telling others what is going on in my life. I am supposed to be finding my life-long friends in college who are there to listen and offer advice. Not listen, offer advice and then run around telling the world. But, honestly, how many times have you walked into a room, and it gets silent or how many times have you not wanted to be around a certain person because of what others have said about them? These situations are due to rumors and people talking about others.

To the people starting these rumors…grow up. Last time I checked, the purpose of being here was to get an education, and not an education on spreading rumors about people.

Posted to the web by: Jonelle Haykel

Ashlee Lensmyer

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