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Why The Worst Thing To Happen To Your School Is Ranking On The Best Party School List

“The loudest one in the room, is the weakest one in the room.” – Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”

Being a great party school is like being a great criminal… Don't draw attention to yourself.

Let's face it, in a world in which news travels in a matter of seconds, reputation means everything. This is particularly true for universities.

When the administration at any university realizes that its school has garnered a reputation for inebriated debauchery, and not studiousness, the school is probably going to employ the fun police real fast. Every party has a pooper.

Think about it like high school… If you were throwing a party at your parents house, you did EVERYTHING to make sure that they didn't find out.

You scrubbed that kitchen floor until that puppy shined, you meticulously searched the bushes for loose beer pong balls and you scrubbed the puke off your deck like it was a Navy destroyer on its way to war.

You did what needed to be done, and I commend you. Like a criminal, you covered your tracks. You left no evidence. You had a phenomenal time. There was dancing, there was singing, there was love in the air… And, best of all, you got away clean. Sorry, I'm not sorry, Mom and Dad!

The same mentality is necessary in college, or the party will be over prematurely. And when it comes to college, there is nothing good about anything premature.

So, if you're throwing a big party, don't be loud about it. That doesn't mean you gotta be quiet during the party, just keep it on the down-low until it's time to throw down.

Take Syracuse University for example, they had too much fun in public, and now the administration is cracking down…


If you can't read the fine print, too many students were partying in a parking lot at Syracuse University too frequently, causing the university administration to team up with the police to ensure that this is stopped.

While a parking lot party does sound fun, it's probably best that you leave that kind of action for when you're tailgating.

These kinds of things are happening at universities across America… A certain part of campus gets a reputation for having too much fun, and all of the sudden SWAT Teams are busting up parties.

As a student from Michigan University told us, too many students have been attempting to carry their open containers in hand from one party to another. As a consequence, the police have begun ticketing students as they cross the street.

If you're unlucky enough to be under 21, and you get caught doing this, you could get charged with a criminal offense as a “Minor in Possession.” 

Yet, there is a very simple solution to this… Don't carry open containers outside. If you want that kind of action go to New Orleans (seriously, GO, it's awesome), but unfortunately it doesn't fly in most college towns. 

Yes, it does seem excessive to charge college students with criminal offenses simply for doing what every other college student in America is doing. And yes, it's a bit absurd that the legal drinking age is 21, yet 18-year-olds can vote and go to war. But until that changes, you have to watch your back. You don't want to ruin your future.

Simply put, if you're underage and drinking, you could get into a lot of trouble. Alcohol can be extremely dangerous, and sometimes deadly. It's important to remain mindful of that, and safe.

There's nothing wrong with a little caution. Don't be paranoid, the fun doesn't have to stop completely, just be reasonable.

Think about it like going to a bar… If you're too ratchet, you're going to get kicked out. Or if you're obviously hammered when you show up to the door, the bouncer isn't going to let you in. 

Leave that kind of tomfoolery for a house party, sometimes you just have to keep that animal caged for the sake of the greater good. But you're beautiful, no matter what, remember that.  

Not to mention, one night of fun can easily turn into a disaster. Good people get hurt or into trouble all the time as a result of overdoing it on a night out. Everything in moderation my friends.

The moral of the story is: work hard, player harder. We all like to have a good time, that's part of the reason we go to college. Its a rite of passage, and the gateway into adulthood. Conduct yourself accordingly my friends, and enjoy every second of it.

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John Haltiwanger

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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