|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
Let's get this page rolling...
Campus Life. Princeton Review says, "Combine a large group of college-age kids and a beautiful, remote, bucolic location and what you get is “summer camp with alcohol. Camp Colby is totally awesome.”"
Do any Colby students or alumni agree / disagree? What are students like? How is the social life? Are there lots of parties, I mean not just drinking, but partying (if that makes sense)? All knowledge or opinions or comments are appreciated.
|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
ohh and also, i heard they are cracking down now on drinking. my concern is this: i hope they aren't subtracting drinking from the social life equation without adding other stuff. Is there enough to do on campus? Enough to keep interested? Does everyone stay on campus weekends? Is there always something to do?
|By Usualsuspect140 (Usualsuspect140) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:53 pm: Edit|
I'm a freshman at Colby now and pretty much everyone upperclassmen I talk too says that the partying and drinking was bigger a few years ago than it is now. Supposedly campus security was nowhere two years ago, now they go around actively looking for parties to break up. That having been said kids at Colby still drink and party a lot, as long as your in your room and don't have ridiculous amounts of people in there you can do whatever you want. The apartments still have reasonably big parties and every weekend theres one or two huge house parties off campus. So I guess I'd have to say that there is always something to do, but Colby is defenitely changing a little bit from what it used to be...off campus houses are now a much bigger focus than they ever were before. Also there's a large segment of the COlby student body that's very, very pissed off at the administration right now because they think that it was responsible for the cancellation of DOghead (the biggest party of the year at COlby, its always at an off campus house a weekend around St. Patty's day and this year it had to be cancelled cause state troopers were going to raid it and arrest anyone under 21 drinking). There are some hints that the administration had something to do with the cops being called in on the party but no one really knows what happened. Anyway I still would reccomend Colby's social life even with the crackdown...from what I've heard from friends at other small schools and even some huge universities we still have it pretty easy with drinking and we still have a good time. And the student programming board does bring in a lot of speakers and concerts, we had the Roots come earlier this year and we've had a couple of other good shows.
|By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:55 pm: Edit|
Ususalsuspect--I came across this: http://www.studentsreview.com/ME/CC_c.html Just wondering how true these coments are from your expereinces.
|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 06:55 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the comments, UsualSuspect140.
|By Usualsuspect140 (Usualsuspect140) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit|
Yeah the comments are genrally accurate, although I think Colby is not drinking quite as hard as it was even three or four years ago. I personally like the social scene, but if you don't drink Colby might not be the best school for you. And I wouldn't go as far as to say that all non-alcoholic events are not well attended, we had a speaker on gay marriage come a few weeks ago that drew about 400 people and I've been at a few concerts where 200 or so people showed up. And Waterville doesn't suck, or at least it doesn't really detract from Colby, it just doesn't bring anything to the table. It isn't as bad as Lewiston (where Bates is). There are good places to order food from and a great deli. And its close to Sugarloaf if you like to ski (a few days in January I'd get up and snowboard in the morning and go to class in the afternoon).
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