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Written by Brennan Wasan
Students generally feel that the campus strictness here is too strong for a party school. The enforcement at this school is heavily concentrated on breaking up parties and keeping students in line. Sometimes these policies are simply poorly designed. For example if you are in your dorm and your underage roommate is drinking, you will be cited, too. You will be forced to meet with the residence hall advisor, pay a hundred dollar fine, have a psychological evaluation, and attend a successful community living program. While not many people are cited, those that are become a product of an overly sensitive order of disciplinary action. Campus strictness needs to be more focused on protecting the students rather than reprimanding them.
If you're smart about what you're doing, you will not be caught or cited. Unfortunately, luck also plays a role, and you may attend a party that happens to get broken up by the cops only to be hauled away as a drunk who supposedly is a danger to himself as well as others. San Diego State needs to find a compromise between its reputation as a party school and its devotion to creating a strictly academic environment. The campus strictness policies need to be loosened so that students will be able to make a right decision on their own without a police baton waving in their face, or a hundred dollar fine breaking their bank account and forcing them to sell their books for food money.
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