Party Schools

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Princeton Review ranks the nation’s top party schools, and as usual, I don’t give a rip.

Most of these schools are in the middle of nowhere. Georgia? Penn State? West Virginia University? There’s not much else to do in the small towns.

FrannyO warns against putting too much stock in the reputation of a school. A great university doesn’t mean that the applicant has great skills.

I wonder if the same can be said about parties. Do you have an experience with a school on the list?

  • Did your school live up to its reputation?
  • Did you learn anything?
  • Did you leave school with a unique perspective on life (or did you leave school with a saturated liver)?

I think much of the ‘party school’ mystique is overstated. I suspect that many of these parties are overrated, too. But what the hell do I know? My alma mater didn’t have fraternities, sororities, or a football team. We had hippies, gay Catholic priests, and a theater conservatory. When we partied, there were showtunes playing in the background. My roommates acted out scenes from movies. It was a gentle scene.

Obviously, I have no idea how to do a keg stand.

(That’s what I’m telling you, anyway.)

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