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Should I stay or should I go?

October 8, 2010

Graphic by Kelley Lyness

 

Ashley M. Fincher, Staff Writer

Should I stay or should I go? That is the question that many Young Harris College students ask themselves on Friday afternoon of every week. For most students the answer is go. While YHC is famous for academics, its location doesn’t offer many weekend attractions for students.

Jessica Keaton, a senior English major from the city of Young Harris said, “It’s really sad that the only interesting thing to do on the weekends at school is watch Lifetime movies.”

For most college students a typical weekend is spent trying to unwind from a stressful week by going to a bar, going to a concert or attending a sports event. However, YHC’s location makes it nearly impossible for their students to do so with the only local attractions being the movies and Fun World, which is an arcade center geared towards children.

Although the campus is very quiet on the weekends, it is seldom that there is an event worth staying the weekend for.This is a problem that YHC will have to fix in the future as they continue to grow as a four-year institution; but, for now students are forced to leave the area if they wish to have a “typical college student” weekend.

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