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Worcester, MA
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Nightlife: Parties on campus vary, but everyone winds up having fun in the end. The Blarney Stone isn't exactly the nicest bar around, but it's pretty much where everyone winds up after they've been out all night. You can always count on seeing Clarkies there.

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Nightlife: Clark isn't the place for you if you're looking for huge parties with strange faces every weekend. Parties do happen often, and they are a lot of fun; they are just smaller than a lot of other schools.

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Nightlife: Parties are a crap shoot. Sometimes they're really fun, sometimes they suck. If you like to dance, the parties that BSU and CASA throw are always fun.

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Nightlife: I was not really into the club or bar scene, but I've heard that the Blarney Stone is popular among Clarkies.

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Nightlife: I'll tell you this much: all parties suck unless you get drunk. So, depending on how sober/drunk you are, that determines how the parties are. A decent club would be Club Red.

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Nightlife: Campus parties are what you make of them. Blarney is a great bar for hanging out in a low-key setting. There are a bunch of clubs downtown that are fun, if you're willing to search for ones you like.

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Nightlife: The on-campus parties are sometimes fun, but they cannot be consistently depended on for weekend entertainment. The bars and clubs are hit-or-miss, but can also attract a different crowd.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus are mostly lame. They get broken up by campus police by 11:30 p.m., and they are usually packed because they are the only things happening on campus. Some of the upperclassmen that live off campus know how to throw a decent party, so ask around and make friends with them. Sh-Booms downtown is a good club, and it's cheap. Blarney is a common Clark hangout, but is usually crowded if you get there later. Venture out to Providence or Boston if you want a really good time, and you don't mind spending the extra money at the door and for drinks.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus are always fun-sometimes a little too crowded for a small space. The best bar off campus is Blarney, and the best club is Sh-Booms, but if you really want good clubbing, skip Worcester and go to Boston.

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Nightlife: The parties suck. Go to Boston, and make sure you turn 21 fast.

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Nightlife: The parties can be good depending on who is DJing and how many people decide to show up. The main bar that Clarkies go to is The Blarney Stone. It is more laid-back, and you'll find a lot more locals there.

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Nightlife: Mahoney's and The Blarney Stone are Clark favorites. House parties are really fun if you have friends there.

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Nightlife: The parties tend to be small, in my experience. They were intimate. Clark is really good about encouraging responsibility for the self when it comes to partying.

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Nightlife: The parties are pretty good, but I would stay away from the crowded sports parties, because they are a waste of time and money to get in. The Blarney Stone is an okay bar, and I am not a club guy, so I don't go out looking for any.

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Nightlife: Parties used to be good, but they have gone down drastically in the last few years. Bars and clubs are the same.

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Nightlife: Parties are lame, for the most part, and the bar scene can get old after a while.

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Nightlife: I'm not a big partier, mostly because I think Clark parties are generally lame. There's usually a keg, and people kind of dance and hang out hoping to hook up. I've been to Shrewsbury Street a few times and liked it.

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Greek Life: I'm not a big fan of Greek life, and therefore, it never bothered me that Clark didn't have it. I think it keeps people in cliques, and I think Clark is too small to bother with Greek life.

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Greek Life: I think that if you want the sense of brotherhood and identity you get in a frat, there really isn't any equivalent at Clark. But, if you want to be involved in the community, or if you want to meet people and be involved socially, there are plenty of opportunities to do that.

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Greek Life: There aren't any frats on campus. I'm not entirely sure why, but it's nice because everyone hangs out with everyone else, for the most part.

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Greek Life: I personally am not a big supporter of `Greek life,' but you really don't miss it on campus. We are already like a family, so there isn't a need for organized groups specifically to meet that end. Supposedly, there were fraternities affiliated with Clark until the `70s, but I am not sure why they were discontinued.

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Greek Life: What Greek life? To make a long story short, the people who give donations to Clark don't want to have anything to do with Greek-sponsored organizations. If we do, whoops, there goes all the money, and I don't think Clark would be a university anymore.

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Greek Life: I don't really feel like I'm missing out because we don't have Greek life on campus-I feel like it makes it more inviting in a way. The only thing we're missing out on is frat parties, but WPI is right down the street.

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Greek Life: Greek life is not missed at Clark. Some of the sports teams have established themselves as the Greek-alternative.

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Greek Life: Clark does fine without Greek life. I think it would make people more cliquey, so it's cool that Clark doesn't have it. The sports teams are probably the closest you'll get to Greek life on campus, but even that's a stretch.

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Angela Wu
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Undecided
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The students say it best: Clark is a great place to spend four important—perhaps the most important—years of your life. Those who go to Clark report being glad they went. They say that they learned what they wanted to learn in their major, had a lot of fun, and grew up in the process. No campus is perfect, but despite Clark’s flaws, students still manage to fall in love with it and pursue their degrees until the end. Clark’s strengths lie in its academics, its community, and the city in which it resides. Even though that same city gives rise to some of Clark’s largest problems, it also exemplifies the diversity that Clark strives to provide for its students on campus. The city’s restaurants also provide a welcome escape from Clark’s dreadful meal plan!

Although Clark suffers from a poor social scene, low enthusiasm for organized sports, New England weather, and the double-edged sword of apathy and tolerance, Clarkies leave the school realizing that they have just lived through an incredible academic and social experience. It is an experience that stays with them throughout their lives via Clark’s professional reputation, as well as the bonds formed with professors and fellow Clarkies. Students agree: By the time graduation day rolls around, you will be equipped to face the world as an educated adult, but you will wish you had just a little more time at Clark.

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