If there is one thing that I have learned from Orientation Week, it is this: we software engineers get no love. Despite being part of the elite of both faculties, the engineers hate us for being mathies (they are jealous of the awesome pink ties), while the mathies hate us for actually being practical. Combine all of this jeering and heckling with the pressures of adjusting to University, and it's enough to make any frosh want to throw down their backpack in a fit of panic, foam at the mouth, and hide in a corner in the fetal position.
As hilarious as this might seem to everyone else, eventually we are going to run out of corners for students to hide in. Plus, the maintenance staff might get pissed from cleaning up all of that foam. In order to avert this looming crisis, a solution must be brought forth. It may be radical. It may be far-fetched. It may be so ahead of its time that it should be in a silver aerospace suit. It is this: be nice to the software students.
Now, don't discard this article just yet. Hear this idea out.
Software students are fragile creatures. Showing them kindness can do you some good. They might be willing to help you out for the next CS assignment, or the next physics assignment (remember, softies are versatile). If you are unsure on how to be nice to a softies, just remember: they are carbon-based life forms, just like you. They drink coffee. The react well to compliments. They laugh at jokes. They cry when cut with a chainsaw.
If you are still unsure about what to do, here are some ideas:
On that note, let's institute a campus wide Hug a Software Engineer Day. And being completely arbitrary, let's have it on October 7th.
Remember: Save a tree, hug a Softie.