It’s that time of year again!
Since my professors are all sadists (ALL OF YOU), my finals are over, every test, presentation and project having been shoved into this past week. But! I know many of my fellow students are still cracking the books and cramming their brains, so I will now pass on some ancient UT lore:
Voila! The albino squirrel. Legend has it that they who see one of these around campus will get A’s on their finals. When I was a young freshman in 2003 our RA took us out to look for them during our exams, but we were nowhere near their territory. It wasn’t until I had a choir class last year that I stumbled across the elusive beast.
He sat up on his haunches and studied me. I stood motionless, powerless under his red-eyed gaze. He cocked his head- was I worthy?
He leaned over and put his front paws on the lawn in front of him. He blinked. It seemed to say “Go and prosper, intrepid student. You have my blessing.” And with a parting twitch of his little nose, he sped away to grace another poor scholar.
Did I make A’s on my exams? Nope- I never studied, and the Albino Squirrel only helps those who help themselves. But maybe I did this semester- I saw him twice! Good luck to all those who seek him, and have extra Red Bull at 3am for me.