It’s Friday night in the Student Union, and outside Miles Wilcox’s Ask a Tranny (And Why You Shouldn’t Call Us That) panel, a table of loudly chattering students circles around from chair to chair every five minutes, facing a new partner across the table with each oscillation. This process is called speed-friending -- the aim is to get to know as many new people as possible while under a time constraint. It’s like a version of arbitrary Facebook friending set on the concrete plane of reality. Jeff Landale, senior, commented that it was a good way to meet freshmen and people that he ordinarily doesn’t talk to.
“So, how awkward was it?”
“… Are you trying to write it as awkward?”
So there you are – it wasn’t awkward.