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Monday, August 23, 2021

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When you’re an alumnus of a small liberal arts college, you tend to notice the rare occasions when it makes national headlines. Usually that elicits pride.

I’m not sure I can derive much pride from seeing Eckerd College as Exhibit A in a story about rowdiness among students in study-abroad programs.

I guess the school’s distinction in sending a bigger portion of its students abroad than any other college in the nation merits its mention here. And it’s nice to know that the spirit that ruled my freshman year is alive somewhere.

I never did take advantage of the study abroad program at Eckerd. I’d always regretted it a bit, especially after hearing about friends’ experiences in England, Spain and other locales. Then again, it wouldn’t have been too cool to have ended up in a Midnight Express-type incident.

I’ll have to grill my friend Chris about that London trip he was always raving about during our Junior year. The most notable thing I recall him relating is the need to hit the pubs really early, because everything closed down by 11ish.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 08/23/2004 11:52:48 PM
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  1. My sister did something similar in H.S., involving castles and rooms not designated for tourists. Devolved into guardai chasing her across a field, a couple of rough scratches, a late night whiskey-n-pills binge, and a great story that was not divulged until about two years after she returned.

    Smart girl, waiting on that parental statute of limitations.

    Comment by r* — 08/24/2004 @ 02:37:42 PM

  2. Parents have a statute of limitations? That’s news to me. There are huge chunks of my college years that my parents still don’t know about — and never will. :)

    Comment by CT — 08/24/2004 @ 04:26:05 PM

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