Comments for: University of Maine makes Princeton Review’s list of top 20 party schools

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, at 4:38 p.m.

ORONO | The University of Maine was listed among the top 20 party schools in the country, according to a survey conducted in the Princeton Review. The review annually lists the top 20 party schools and top 20 stone-cold sober schools. UMaine checked in as the No. 19 party …

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  • Anonymous

    Cue stupid comment from Gov LePage in 3… 2… 1…

  • Anonymous

    UM is working hard at promoting the “tobacco free” school aspect but doesn’t seem to care to do anything regarding this.  Interesting.

  • Anonymous

    Why does this not surprise me.

  • Anonymous

    Great

  • Anonymous

    I just Googled this for the official list and UMO is not in the top 20.

    University of Vermont is 19

    • Anonymous

      Do it again Dave, UMO is listed as 19….

      • Anonymous

        You mean UMaine or The University of Maine. 

    • Anonymous

      Sorry Dave, but the official list shows the University of Maine, Orono in 19th place.

    • Anonymous

      Of course it isn’t, UMO doesn’t exist.

      • Anonymous

        Sure it does. At least, it was just there a couple weeks ago.

        UMO.UMO.UMO.

        Why do you hate the University of Maine at Orono so much?

        • Anonymous

          Because it hasn’t existed for the past 26 years and ignorant people like you still reference it?

          • Anonymous

            What’s with the ad hominem attack?

            UMOUMOUMOUMOUMOUMOUMOUMO

          • Anonymous

            What’s with the extra O?

        • Anonymous

          dunbar is right, UMO hasn’t existed for decades. It became UMaine when the system was created. It’s the flagship university of the system so tacking an “at wherever” on isn’t needed. 

          • Anonymous

            It has always been the flagship university of the system. ALWAYS.

          • Anonymous

            It became UMaine in 1897. When the system was created, legislature tacked on the “at Orono”, despite UM’s wishes. Fortunately, that only lasted from 67-86 when it was reverted back to the original and rightful name.

  • Nope.  out of staters are not laughing at mainers 
    where did gov lepage get that impression

    looks like alot of the redneck states make the list.

  • Anonymous

    If you can not make the top 100 public schools for academics, let’s go for being in the top 20 for
    fun.  Pathetic

    • MidCoast Maineiac

      Making up stats to prove a pathetic point?  The latest US News & World Report rankings lists Maine as # 81 for national public universities.  81.  That falls within the top 100.

  • Anonymous

    Sign of the times. Funneling is – or was – the new goldfish swallowing. Boola boola, sis boom bah!

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect when the first verse  of the school fight song is:

    Fill the steins to dear old Maine,

    Shout ’til the rafters ring!

     Stand and drink a toast once again,

     Let every loyal Maine man sing!

     Drink to all the happy hours,

     Drink to the careless days;

     Drink to Maine our Alma Mater,

     The college of our hearts always!!!

     It’s Miller Time!

    • Anonymous

      The Stein Song is the school song. For Maine is the fight song.

      • Anonymous

        Touche, Dunbar in the battle of syntactical hairsplitting; however,

        “Although the official fight song of UMaine is “For Maine,” the school song is the more-known, “Stein Song.” 

        …and very well-known for being PartyU, judging by the article.  I raise my stein to YOU, Dunbar!

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I know. I’m the one who wrote that on Wiki.

    • Anonymous

      DRINK DRINK DRINK DRINK…but not Miller, that grasswater is terrible. 

    • Anonymous

      That Miller Time thing you added is just stupid.

  • The soft stance on drinking was made clear during the last concert. 

  • Is this a major selling point for parents weekend or what?  Pay tuition for your kid to go here and we will at least make sure they try ALL 32 flavors of life while they are here in MAINE, THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE!

  • Anonymous

    The U of M is over-rated, over-priced, and over-managed. Speaking of a party school, hmm, I wonder how Botman is doing in her non job down at USM.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, the leadership protects themsleves and thier own, any one else that tried what botman did would be down the road, Page is a terribel example of leadership, and more of the “good ole boy”mentality,

      • Anonymous

        Nice spelling.

        • Anonymous

          tHanK yOuS

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like a sore loser liberal arts major. I got a degree and a good job for nearly the same cost as I would have in-state back home in CT. I’m excited for this review as it (believe it or not) does factor into where kids choose to go to school. And before you go saying we don’t want those kinds of kids, keep in mind that the heaviest drinkers are typically wealthy, intelligent, and athletic (all three have been positively correlated to consumption). The hardest partiers I knew are now making 75k+ just 3 years out.

  • many of the umaine druggies go on to be maine public school teachers
    no wonder the kids are so messed up

    • Anonymous

      Dali.

  • Anonymous

    Fill the Steins

  • Anonymous

    And at orientation when the assistant directo of first year experience/second year experience was giddy when she could point out to the students that her last name was Beers. The soon to be students were assured that no one expected they would not drink. Rather disheartening.

    • Anonymous

      Some students drink, others don’t. I’d rather higher education professionals be realistic rather than delusional about drinking.

      • Anonymous

        Being realistic is different than encouraging.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately ^ reply did not go where intended as, apparently, the smartphone was partying prior to its use.  

  • Anonymous

    Boy I would be real proud of that not!! It seems all this school does it promote drinking and drug use especially the Frat houses that are left alone that allow minors to drink their all the time.  And don’t forget the date rape drugs!!

    • Anonymous

      I would just like to say that if that is your view of fraternity life then you are a sadly misinformed individual.  While there are certain places that don’t have a very good reputation, I would like to also remind you that fraternity/sorority members only make up 10% of the student population at UMaine but contribute more community service hours and raise more money for charity  than any other group, and many also hold leadership roles in other academic organizations.  I will grant you that it’s very easy to jump on top of a stereotype and run with it and I can’t speak to your personal experiences, but I will assure you that any true fraternity isn’t a den of sleazy individuals as you’ve just described.  As far as being left alone, that’s just not true, in fact it’s much easier for police to watch fraternities because the houses are so obvious.  I’m not going to sit here and tell you that fraternities don’t party, because they do.  This being said, every fraternity party I’ve ever been audience to has had a number of sober individuals on hand to make sure everything goes on safely, and there are never open source containers that can be tampered with, and many of the fraternities will provide sober drivers to get people home safely.  Tell me if there’s any kind of regulation like that at house parties?  Do remember, there are at minimum dozens of apartment parties every Friday and Saturday night in the Old Town and Orono area.  In the future I’d ask for you to just think a moment before blindly reinforcing a negative stereotype that’s been left on fraternities by our forebears from bygone decades, it’s not quite like Animal House these days.

    • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    College students partying? Never would have thunk it. How about some real news.

  • Anonymous

    keep in mind that the heaviest drinkers are typically wealthy, intelligent, and athletic (all three have been positively correlated to consumption). The hardest partiers I knew are now making 75k+ just 3 years out.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Is that an actual statistic or anecdotal?  It sounds insane.  And very, very sad.  If heavy drinking and making piles of money are so closely correlated, no wonder we are in such a mess in this country/world.   Also, how intelligent is it to drink yourself sick?  How athletic (healthy) is it?  And if you are abusing your body in this way, how long are you going to be healthy, how long are you going to live and “enjoy” your “wealth”. 

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