It is no surprise to any living, breathing, American citizen who hasn’t spent their life under a rock that college student’s love to party. It doesn’t matter where the college is located either. You could be in the rolling hills of Montana, the beach schools of California, the fashion schools in New York City, or a middle-sized, up and coming University located in a small cozy south Jersey town (cough cough ROWAN). No matter where you go, there is bound to be those students spending their weekdays dreaming of Natty Lights and big fat joints.
Considering this, it may be no surprise to anyone that Rowan University Students love to party. In fact, to go back into a little Prof history, Rowan University was actually ranked “#28th Party School” in the entire nation by Playboy in 1987! And while it upheld its reputation for a while until the death of Rutger’s Universities Freshman Student James Callahan that lead the administration at Rowan to become more strict with the party scene slowing down our party reputation for a while, it quickly ramped back up again in the early 2000’s, and continues with its reputation of being a pretty wild school today despite recent busts.
While I knew of this reputation and have witnessed it first hand, I can now after taking my survey say it with actual certainty. While a bit introverted myself, I still somehow seem to always surround myself with friends who like to party and go out and partake in the activities that go along with those things, but because of this I realized my view on how wild this campus population may be could be a bit bias due to the groups I surround myself with. For this post, I took a poll out of 120 Rowan University Students of all different ages ethnicities, and backgrounds to get a little less of a bias view. These results I found were not very shocking in the marijuana, alcohol or partying category, but proved pretty surprising in the hard drug range.
“The drinking and partying percentages are honestly no surprise to me at all. Everyone around here goes crazy on the weekends, but I am pretty surprised about the Molly statistics- it seems like everyone is a druggie down here, but I guess not,” said sophomore business major Jennifer Blain who hails from North Jersey.
For a drug that according to NBC News is “…becoming a popular party drug again,” among college students, many Rowan University students do not seem to be much about it. Among the surveys I received back from students, some wrote their own person feedback near the questions I asked particularly near the questions on whether they had or would ever try Molly and some of the things they wrote back to me were, “Oh hell no I would never do that.” Or, “I don’t know what that is…hold on-let me Google it.”
So while it may be no surprise to anyone that the students love to party and smoke the occasional weed, when it comes to hard drugs, the majority of Rowan Students are saying no.