Today is the 37th anniversary of the UPLB Com Arts Society, my org when I was in college and The Org stand-in in Well Played. The book is dedicated to them!
I have a glossary at the end of the book with all the terms that are UPLB-specific (so far all book feedback I've gotten are from UP and UPLB people, so I don't know how it's translated for non-Isko and Iska -- I'm hoping it doesn't come off as clique-y and weird!) but I think the concept that's totally UPLB is that of the orgs.
|Helping out during preps for The Soc's 23rd anniversary, way back in 1999!|
Far more than just providing an outlet for kids to express their interests and gain alumni networks for employment, orgs are quite literally students' family away from home. Everything revolves around the org, and the relationship can get quite intense. Many are looking for an active commitment, and not surprisingly, a few balk at that requirement (and they become inactive members, lost to the world).
|The UPLB Com Arts Society body AY '99-00. I'm in white, second from left, second row.|
|At the famous Humanities steps, my last semester of college circa 2002|
Writing Well Played took me back to those days, when every other word that came out of my mouth had "soc" in it. It was such a fun time and a wonderful way to look back!