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Dumb Jocks, Band Nerds, Art Freaks, and Drama Geeks

  Dumb Jocks, Band Nerds, Art Freaks, and Drama Geeks (Doll Article)

(September 13, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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We’ve all heard them and we might even use them without meaning to – stereotypes. And the worst stereotypes in schools today deal with extracurricular and electives. Of course we know stereotypes are wrong, but sometimes they do seem to have a basis in reality. Other times they are just ridiculous and a little funny. They can be hurtful, but if at all possible, blow off anyone who assumes something about you just because of your hobbies.

The most common stereotypes, at least the ones I’ve seen, are funny. There is always at least one person in a group who fits the mold, so to say, but a lot of other people almost try to make the stereotype true – usually as a joke. Maybe it’s time we admit that some stereotypes should be all in good fun.

The Dumb Jocks

If jocks are really as dumb as everyone like to pretend, how can they be making so much money? You have to be savvy and smart to navigate the legal waters of professional sports, and learning rules and plays and the amount of training involved in most sports is no easy task.

Sure, not every jock is headed for the Ivy League, but that doesn’t make them dumb. After all, very few people in honors classes make it to the Ivy League. Besides with the new rules in UIL, you have to pass your classes to graduate and players at the college level are actually working toward the same degrees as regular “smart” college kids. Dumb indeed.

The Band Nerds

Why do band members have to be nerds? If they pull on a uniform and pick up a tuba, they are suddenly so uncool they must not have any friends? Has anyone seen Drumline besides me? You have to have talent to play in the band. The same can be said for choir. They don’t let you in if you can’t sing or play well.

I don’t think anyone would say that rock bands are a bunch of nerds, and you’d be surprised at how many band nerds can play multiple instruments – including the guitar. Maybe the stereotype comes from the number of band and choir kids that are in high classes and make good grades. But if making good grades is nerdy, I think I’ll proudly call myself one. At least I’ll someday be at college surrounded by all the other nerds of the world.

The Art Freaks and Drama Geeks

There are tons of other clubs and activities, but two of my favorites are artistic in nature. The art kids and drama kids always seem to be rather similar in my stereotype books. They both are moody, giddy or like to be different – usually very different. There are relatively few emo and goth jocks, but there are plenty hanging out in the art room or backstage.

If the artsy folk are a bit temperamental and expressive in their clothing and hair style, why does it make them freaky or geeky? They are practicing their craft. Nobody complains that the drama geek is too dramatic and flashy when he’s on stage. Why should we care if he wears his make-up in the classroom? Some of the world’s finest artists have been a bit unstable.

(Van Gogh cut off his own ear!), but wearing all black and moping around waiting for inspiration does not qualify an art student for Valium.

Relax people! It doesn’t matter what you do for fun – there are plenty of other people who enjoy the same thing, just look at how many people hang out here on the Doll Palace. And the best friends of all are those who can teach you all about their hobbies in exchange for knowledge about your own.


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WithLoveX

20/Female
Posted On: November 16, 2008
i'm a drama geek,

i in fact, quit cheerleading for the play.

[ and i was captain. XD ]
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cut_tie_pieT

24/Female
TX
Posted On: July 14, 2008
Ok i have a problem whith this article. just becausr im in the band doesnt mean that ima band geek!! if im a band geek ima populur band geek!! and you forgot something! what about all the gym preps they should be talked about the most !If i was a band geek everything i do would be about music which its not cause guest what im a majoreet which comes right after cheerleaders on the popularity chart.
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StrangerInMosc

106/Female
Houston, TX
Posted On: June 6, 2008
actually a freak not geek
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StrangerInMosc

106/Female
Houston, TX
Posted On: June 6, 2008
i guess im a drama geek rock on
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Adreeloveswilt

18/Female
Posted On: February 22, 2008
I'm a BAND GEEK

AND GET GOOD GRADES

and I LIKE drama

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xxjordynnmarie

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 21, 2007
but you do know, I don't like labels..haha, I was just trying to tell people that I like art..and that was the joke type thing nice article
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xxjordynnmarie

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 21, 2007
omf im an art freak SO much
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I'm an art freak
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: October 19, 2007
A FEWOF THE NERDS IN MY SCHOOL ALWAYS BE TRYNA TALK TO ME BUT I DONT WANNA TALK TO THEM...AND ONE OF THEM ASKED ME TO THE HALLOWEEN DANCE WE HAVIN..I DONT WANNA GO WIT HIM BUT I DONT WANNA SOUND MEAN...WAT SHOULD I SAY??
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angel_48

90/Female
Concord, NC
Posted On: October 4, 2007
I'm a little bit of all the school stereotypes, but I'm more of a drama freek then anything else. I can say this my school has to many stereotypes (It just so happens I'm not one of them) like the popular mean girl, neerdy band geeks, emos, goths, jocks and anything else you can think of

And hey! neerds arnt that un-cool some of mah good friends are "neerds" as you ppl call them, and i think if ppl got to know them the would love them more then the popular kids.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: October 3, 2007
hmm...I may actually wanna go to school to be a music teacer..GO BAND GEEKS!
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: October 2, 2007
i am a drama freak for high school im trying out for musical theatre and acting 1 i can't wait and in by school its not dumb jocks it stupid brazilian kids that think they are so cool because they can curse at the teachers and the teachers don't know and there are kids that are just plain rude one kid *cough* Scott *cough* that make fun of you if you are a little bit big or if he doesn't think you are pretty or popular it annoys me so badly ughhhhhh

:i con8:

:icon 8: :ic on8:

:icon8 :

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EarlSweatshirt

20/Female
Naval Air Statio, FL
Posted On: October 1, 2007
i don't really like to label, so this was a good article to look at :]

--alexx
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catLover4life

20/Female
Posted On: September 29, 2007
Finally someone actually talks about this. I'm none of them completely since I play sports, an instrument, and like to paint and draw.
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Knewgirl

23/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: September 26, 2007
From reading this everything at my school must be all this turned upside down... the kids who do art, drama and band are normally the popular kids... and we don't have jocks.

Toddles,

knewgirl
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