The IB Cult

Once upon a time, prior to the establishment of the the Ya-ya kinship, the three current members of our sisterhood were presented with an invitation to come partake of the finest establishment in all of Polk County, the IB fellowship. Intrigued, the Ya-yas and a migration of adventurerers like themselves, attended the IB orientation. Hell, it was a Tuesday and nothing good was on tv so why not? Dr. Vetter, the supreme emperor of the "fellowship" or er ::cough, cough, cult::, used his black magic to control the minds of the unknowing Ya-yas and forced them to sign a legally binding contract that delivered their souls straight into the evil clutches of the IB religion. Before the termination of their contract, the Ya-yas will be forced to serve the IB god for 4 years. During the beginning of the Ya-yas first quarter of enslavement the Ya-yas endured unbearable conditions: projects that kept them working well into the night, an average of 5 hours of sleep per night, and little food that left them on the brink of starvation. Through the miraculous and divine power of Venus, the Ya-ya sisters came into acquaintance. With each passing day the Ya-ya sisters faced great obstacles which lead them to create the bond now known as the Ya-ya Sisterhood. IB is the religion that seperates us and unites us. Thank Allah for IB.

Yet still this strange blinding religion that has been come to be known as I.B. is still being investigated and pondered about by the Ya-Yas. Why are we here? Will this REALLY be necessary for the future? and the most important question that until now has been left unanswered since the beginning of time...When do you know that you are in I.B.? When does one person know that they have been hypnotised by the Evil emperor called Dr. Vetter into a cult of ultra fanatics? When do you know that you have been severely stricken with that strange I.B. sickness that make a person go mad? In short, when does one know when he or she is a genuine IB nerd? The YaYas have been studying this question for 1 and a half years and to answer this question they have come up with a list called "U know ur in I.B. when". You can add on to the list too by signing the guestbook and adding your suggestion in the Comments section.


1. Your drug of choice is caffeine

2. Your big date for Friday night is named Monte Cristo

3. You debate on who will get which country when a certain Russian dictator rules the world

4. Instead of playing Game Boy, you play your calculator

5.Granola bars are your best friend

6.You think that waking up at 6 is sleeping in

7.It becomes cool to hang out in the chemistry room to do lab work during lunch

8.Your bookbag to weight ratio is 3 to 1

9.You begin using words like "muliebrity" and "onomatopeia" in everyday conversations so that your speech becomes so complex that Noah Webster wouldn't even know what the heck you're talking about

the following are from a website:

Five words: "WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?!?!?!?!?"

You can spell "Baccalaureate".

"I.B., therefore I B.S."

"IB has an honor code?!?!"

"Friends" and "fellow IBers" are interchangeable.

You go to bed at 3AM and think, "Oh, it's an early night!"

Your favorite saying is "If I get a hundred on every test for the rest of the year..."

Social life? What's that?

You've fooled yourself into believing that colleges actually care whether you're in IB or not.

You try to wake up fast enough to catch yourself sleeping - and succeed.

You talk about yourself in the 3rd person.

You write sentences on multiple choice tests.

It's okay to fail, so long as you are not alone.

You frequently catch yourself saying "What?? We had homework??"

You don't drink, but you find it a convenient way to explain how you dressed yourself in the morning.

Links for IB Students

Bartow High's Official Web Site
Psychiatric Assistance