By Natalie Wang, BΨ
Greetings, one and all! It’s time to take a peek at the better line of the BBC Wormhole fam (I’m just kidding, you’re still cool @other line haha it’s just a joke)! Also, fun fact, we are called “Wormhole” because many years ago, my 6x-ish great grandbig Anthony Salazar (BΓ) left UCLA for UC Irvine and joined their chapter. Then, several years later, James Simonelli, who was from UCI and part of Anthony’s line there, came to UCLA, joined our chapter, and continued our line. Boom. Wormhole.
During the BIJP (before I joined Psi) era, the line split when my great-great-grandbig Laura Yraceburu (BO) took on 2 littles, thus creating my line and our other line. Then, in order to adhere to family tradition, my awesome big, Haley Breland (BY), also took on 2 littles, Meigan Wu (BX) and me (BΨ)! Much to my disappointment, Meigan has had a head start on me, and she is already building a line with her little, Fidel Negrete (BΨ). But not to worry! Once I get a little, I’ll be sure to defeat said little in a duel, strip them of their honor, and send them on a harrowing journey to defeat Fidel so that we can reestablish the fire nation’s dominance over the...sorry, that was a tangent.
(Left to right: Haley Breland, Natalie Wang, Fidel Negrete, and Meigan Wu)
As you can see, we are definitely a very sweet and gentle line. Except for Fidel. He scares me. If I were to describe our dynamic, I’d say that it’s two very unlucky adults, Haley and Meigan, trying to do damage control with feral gremlins, Fidel and me. What can I say, Fidel and I are just trying to represent Beta Psi.
(Natalie as “P”, Meigan as “F”, and Fidel as “A”)
Our line is unofficially the “pressure line.” I’m sure all you physics majors are frothing at the mouth from this cool picture. It is also fitting because our collective stress could create enough diamonds to pay off all student loans. And yes, my face is blurry. Probably for censoring purposes.
To help Fidel and me get better at this thing called “socialization,” Meigan would sometimes invite us to eat together. I personally think I really nailed it the first time when I told them about my dreams of burning down this planet, effectively eliminating ecology from existence. Fidel, who by the way is an environmental science major, also showed some progress by introducing us to his very cute stuffed animal sloth, lil Tim. However, he gets some points docked for roasting me AND liking ecology. Meigan doesn’t need to improve her “socialization,” but she also gets points docked for hating pumpkin. Her distaste for pumpkin reflects poorly on her relationship with autumn, and it’s only about time that the pumpkin spice cult finds her. Sleep with one eye open, Meigan.
In fact, Fidel and I got so good at “socialization” that Meigan rewarded us with a video call with Geoffrey! Even though UCLA has been very Zoom for the past 2 quarters, we have been staying connected with ATLA watch parties and very important powerpoint presentations about pop culture that Meigan seems to have missed out on. A lot of fun!
Finally, I’ll leave you with a nice summary of each line member with classic yearbook superlatives:
Haley Breland (BY): most likely to brighten up your day
Meigan Wu (BX): most gullible
Fidel Negrete (BΨ): most likely to take over the world
Natalie Wang aka me (BΨ): biggest class clown