Is it possible to get arrested for being too sexy? #halloweeninmadison
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A snapshot of drunken walks en route to Camp Randall. Walking to Union South to take a piss. (Taken with Instagram at Union South)
1. University of Wisconsin-Madison
True to most college-life clichés, the opportunities available to students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are endless. Eclectic arts scene? Check. Strong Greek community? Got it. Grade-A athletics? The Badger faithful go crazy on game day. Adorable college town? Affirmative—have you ever seen pictures of Madison? And oh yeah, the academics aren’t too shabby either.
UW-Madison has a bit of a reputation as a party school, but Torry, a Junior, fights against the idea that the students, “are so happy with their social life in Madison BECAUSE of the party scene. That’s completely false. The entire city of Madison will light up your life even when you’re sober!!! it’s so beautiful that it can’t even be described—you have to experience it.”
And that experience is joy-making and unlike any other says Ashley, a Junior majoring in Biology. “Sometimes students from other schools will ask me where I go to college, and I will say ‘Wisconsin.’ Their excited expression will instantly turn to shame, and all they will manage to get out is an ‘oh’, because they immediately know no story they can tell will top what I have done. I will not need to say a thing, they will just understand. They know that their wildest night of college was just a regular Thursday for us. We Wisconsin kids are a special breed. And – trust me – everyone else is jealous.”
I know that this does not reflect the Ohio State University as a whole. I know firsthand that as a whole, OSU is an amazing place that fosters community, service, pride, excellence, and innovation. But the fact that these individuals are so unabashedly displaying their hatred and intolerance towards Asian students through social media is so beyond disturbing to me (not to mention, stupid) and is indicative of the campus’ need for stronger diversity initiatives. Even after taking a psych class on stereotyping and prejudice, my professor even said that it’s still difficult to say that there is a real, tangible solution to addressing these issues, especially at such a large institution. But I know that it needs to be a higher priority in student affairs and higher education.