By Anusha Veluri | National News
Universities have begun to release decisions at a rapid pace, and students are reeling. Nervousness pervades this year's seniors, as students obsessively check their inboxes. The long awaited, "An update has been posted to your application," email finally arrives, and students open their college portal. They click the words "View Update," with hope, excitement, and a newfound readiness for the future. And what do they see? Rick Astley. Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up."
This year, many universities have decided to prank their rejected students. Instead of writing the standard, "We are sorry to inform you...", colleges have decided to spice it up a little! An admissions rep. from Notre Dame, Janice Beadle, told us, "We always want to keep children on their toes! It helps with character development, which our rejected applicants obviously need..." The rep. then burst into a rendition of "Never Gonna Give You Up," later calling it an 'in-person Rickroll.'
Nice one, Janice!
This new trend has made students weary of any college emails, and some are refusing to open their decisions in fear of hearing the dreaded song. For more information on this grim situation, click the following link.