Monday, February 28, 2011
I'm trying something different.
I would like to take this opportunity to make a bit of a stretch for this semiotic analysis. Most of the guys here will choose some flag or big W as the sign they will analyze. I, however, am going to choose a man. That man is Jake Gilbert; a better symbol of Wabash than any logo or picture you will find on this campus. Jake Gilbert, the tangible man, works as a signifier for all that is Wabash. As a man of fierce passion and integrity, Jake Gilbert is the man that represents all Wabash Men, men that are advertised as passionate, intelligent, and the ultimate type of gentlemen. We, the signified Wabash Men, are dully represented by a man that demonstrates what we strive for as we attempt to develop our own sense of masculinity and self-reliance. By combining the Wabash Man that Jake Gilbert is with the Wabash Men that we are becoming we are left with a sign of all that is Wabash in him. True, this is a stretch, likely unorthodox. However, it is in the spirit of Wabash to push the boundaries anyway.