A new cultural revolution has swept UMBC off its feet. A new race of students surfaced the other night to raise awareness and end discrimination against them by organizing a UMBC student organization. They all identify as being Vampires, which in the past has received a lot of negative connotations. Today, they are here to spread awareness of how great their lives have been in the scope of university life.
Vampires always hear the same old and tired-out stereotypes. Like how Vampires use 1000 SPF sunscreen to protect themselves. Or that they hate Italian food because of all the garlic- especially Olive Garden’s breadsticks. Or that the only clothing they own is black, black, and more black because they’re so “gothic” and “edgy”. They want to say that these stereotypes are wrong and that they look just like us except a little more pale and have a slightly different diet.
Natalie Warren, the org’s president, said, “We want people to stop thinking that we’re myths. We’re real beings, too. We might not be able to take mirror pics like humans, but that doesn’t mean we don’t exist.”
MBC News had the opportunity to talk with the org, which meets at midnight by the darkest corner at Pig Pen Pond. Our correspondent asked what they like about being Vampires. One student said he enjoyed being able to make the most of his studying time at night because he doesn’t ever have to sleep. Another said she is able to get to her classes a lot faster than her human friends. Another student noted how interesting history classes were here since she’s lived through most of the events. It was an eye-opening perspective. According to our correspondent, the general consensus was that being a Vampire made being a student so much easier.One drawback that the UMBC community has faced is that Vampires keep showing up to Vietnamese Student Association events (whose initials are also VSA. Vampires aren’t very clever with club names). There has also been a slow decrease in club members from the Vietnamese Student Association as well as a slow increase in members to the Vampire Student Association. There seems to be no correlation between the two what-so-ever. Don’t keep your eyes peeled.