The mixture of college students in Athens, Ohio- home to the nation’s biggest party school- and the notoriously liberal stronghold of the community makes way for very usual unusual situations- sometimes because of the abundance of drunkards, and sometimes because that's just one of those uniquely "Athens-things."
This shall be an ongoing recording- in quote, blurb, remembrance form- of those instances that make this city what it is: Drunk, Or Athens?
Friday, May 27, 2011
#9: “Was anyone drunk?”
Heard in Baker Center:
Girl 1: Today in class we had to do Cranial Nerve Tests in Health Appraisal Lab.
In a seriously concerned tone, Girl 2 nods and asks: Was anyone drunk?
Apparently, in order to do the Cranial Nerve Test, students have to touch their nose and stand on one foot to test balance. This is of course problematic when the majority of the bloodstream is filled with alcohol instead of water.
Class is sometimes inconveniently scheduled between Sunday Funday and Thirsty Thursday at OU- on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which are equally eligible for partying. The administration’s complete disregard for this established student schedule by allotting classes on weekdays invites some overachievers to accomplish both tasks in one.
Drunk-learning is successful for only the best and the most able-bodied and minded. While OU is stacked with some of the best scholars and the best drinkers in the nation, drunk-learning is not exclusive to Athens.