BY SARAH LEWIS, Student Life Editor

So this weekend, I decided to cozy up with a few great movies, Mean Girls being one of them. It’s a classic, right? SO fetch. I remember going to see it in theaters in sixth grade with my best friend and her grandma…awkward.

As I cuddled up with my favorite pair of white gold hoops and sang Jingle Bell Rock during the opening credits I prepared to reenact every scene. I can quote that movie like it’s my job. As I sat on the couch laughing along I slowly started to realize the sad reality…Mean Girls was looking like it was completely real life.

Now, I know we’re all college students, and one would think such petty drama and problems don’t happen as much anymore…but that’s where you’re wrong.  Rumors run rampant. And it’s not just girls starting them like all of the movies claim….but I guess it wouldn’t be as fierce to see four guys strutting down the hallway while other guys wished they were them. I saw him wearing army pants and flip flops, so I BOUGHT ARMY PANTS AND FLIP FLOPS. They’re fabulous and evil. Okay then….

Lies fly around so fast that I don’t have the chance to swat them away. Everyone gets into everyone else’s business. I seem to find out about things people say about me days after it happened, obviously, it’s too late for me to produce a rebuttal at this point. It’s like everyone is walking around with their own burn book proclaiming who made out with a hot dog and who is a hoe. “I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy…”

Now I’ll admit that my friends and I had something like this…IN MIDDLE SCHOOL…(so I guess things weren’t perfect then either). Even then,  we only talked about who had the coolest smackers chap stick. We never had the guts to talk about people outside of our group of friends. We were just trying to be Cady, aka Lindsay Lohan…I’m definitely glad that I didn’t end up like that. Yikes.

As college students, wouldn’t you think we could spend our time more productively? Don’t we have classes to go to, papers to write, exams to pass, and meetings to attend? Well I know I do.

I have a really strong feeling that many people like to embarrass others because they think it’s funny. LIFE-RUINERS. THEY RUIN PEOPLE’S LIVES. Let me tell you why I hate people like this.

First of all, the people who start lies, drama, problems, etc. want one thing…attention. Why do they do such horrible things to get the attention, you ask? They obviously have no other talent or hobby to preoccupy their time. Secondly, these people think because  they’re popular they can get away with talking smack. I thought popular people were popular because they’re nice people, but apparently not.

Remember when Gretchen was up on stage and she had to say an apology and everyone would trust catch her? And then she said she was sorry for being popular…and the only person who stood to catch her was Karen…the two of them crashed to the floor. Ha ha. Her big hair full of secrets took them DOWN. The liars, bullies, and rumor starters will get their own in the end, and hopefully I’m around to watch them crash to the floor.

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Regina George.” Well, I’ll raise my hand and wave it around while yelling Regina George is a horrible person. I’ve decided the reason so many people flock to the rumor starters is because they’re scared of getting on that person’s bad side. “The weird thing about hanging out with Regina was that I could hate her, and at the same time, I still wanted her to like me.” But as I recall, Regina got hit by a bus. Keep that in mind. Don’t meddle in other people’s lives. My business is my business, and I really don’t care what anyone else has to say about it.