Bars, drinking, dancing, affordable, late nights, paint parties, and social life are just a few descriptions any UCF student would use when asked about the night life around the University of Central Florida. Located in the heart of Orlando, UCF students are presented with a variety of “hot spots” to choose from. Once the sun sets and the moon begin to appear, you can find many students pondering which club to choose tonight. While going out to clubs may be a good way to relieve stress and expand one’s social status, it can also lead down a spiraling road, making it very difficult to return.
College life comes with a lot of freedom. There is no one around to tell you what you can and cannot do. Setting priorities straight and avoiding temptation is a problem many college students struggle with, mainly freshmen. Students cannot avoid the temptation of night life, everywhere we go we are bombarded with advertisements for the upcoming week’s events. Having this newfound freedom presents many issues. Students worry about their social status, and many have a hard time saying “no” to going out in fear of being seen as an outsider or a wallflower by their newest companions. Partying on the weekends is a thing of the past, now students are beginning to go out on school nights, pushing their school work to the back burner.
Being a college student, I know firsthand how difficult it is to say “no” and ignore the desire to go out and let loose. As we walk through the Student Union, it is guaranteed that you will walk out with at least one flyer for a club event. Club owners and promoters know how tight and frugal college students are when it comes to money, and they create deals for exciting events that are hard to resist. “Ladies Night,” “College Night,” and “Two-for-One Night,” are only some of the popular events offered by clubs that are hard to resist. Most of the time when students go out, they are also participating in underage consumption of alcohol. It is not...
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