My Awkwardness

Dónde Está The MSA?!


Its rush week at my university [for the sake a anonymity, let’s just say I go to Monsters University ;)], so there was a massive activities fair going on all day. I have to admit, its pretty awesome. There’s free food and good music and all the booths are giving away candy or keychains or water bottles or something like that. They also had free funnel cake and nachos and ice cream.

Most of the booths were promoting sororities or fraternities, but a lot of them were clubs. Of course, the first thing I look for is where I can get free stuff ( I got sunglasses and one of those really nice plastic cups with the lid and straw). The second thing on my list was the Muslim Student Association. Naturally I gravitated towards all of the booths being run by hijabis or brown dudes with beards, but they were all booths for leadership opportunities or saving Syria or Palestine or some other third world country.

There were booths for Pakistani students, Indian students, Punjabi students, Hindu students, and Jewish students all lined up in the same area, so I thought I’d find my people there. Nope. No MSA. Monsters University is kinda known for having a lot of Muslim students, so i thought it was really weird that I couldn’t find an MSA booth.

I contemplated checking out the Indian Student Association booth, but I always feel self conscious when I try to enter the brown world. If you watched the video I posted a few days ago you probably noticed how utterly non-Indian I look. I tried so hard to get a tan this summer but that totally backfired. If anything I’m lighter than usual. And then no one believes me when I tell them I’m technically “brown”. Its quite disheartening. But that’s a whole other blog.

Anyway, I went back there twice and searched the whole place, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I’m starting to think the MSA disbanded to save the middle east.

Moral of the story: Free nachos and funnel cake is way better than any stupid club.

4 thoughts on “Dónde Está The MSA?!

  1. So you thought you couldn’t be Indian if you were not brown (enough)? That’s like saying you can’t be Muslim if you are American …


    1. That’s not what I’m saying at all. I’m saying that’s since I’m on the lighter side, people don’t assume I’m indian in the first place. And despite what uou may think, I’ve found that this makes it harder to get into the brown crowd.


  2. I guess rush week must be the American equivalent of Freshers week which is what we have here in the UK. Glad I’m not the only one who gravitates towards the free stuff.


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