Straight Edge Page 5
Schools where blowing off steam means a rousing game of Twister
What the students are saying about:
Haverford College (5 of 10)
Haverford College, a small and reputable liberal arts school in Haverford, PA, is completely frat-free. Students tend to focus much more on their studies than parties, and Haverford consistently offers free campus events, including concerts, improv shows, film screenings, and open mikes. According to Stephanie, a senior, "We're definitely not a big party school, but we're also very small and parties are basically just getting together with friends, drinking, talking, and just relaxing and having a good time." Haverford students widely embrace the campus' tame atmosphere and relish in their quirkiness. "The 'Haverbubble' does exist, since it is a small, tight-knit community with its own atmosphere that is very different from other communities. Haverford students are nerds, but in a cool way. You can be smart and cool at the same time," says Lauren, an English major.