Final Ethnographer Paper - Sheth 1 One of the things that...

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Sheth 1 One of the things that many high school seniors looks forward to most about college life is the idea of being able to do whatever you want to do, however you want to do it, with no need for permission from your parents . The prospect of being able to party and drink seems to be very appealing to a large amount of the teenage population. I personally do not understand the appeal of partying, getting drunk, and going crazy, and I have not had much exposure to that environment. My first true encounter with drunken college students occurred during this Halloween weekend, my first Halloween as a college student. As the weekend approached, my excitement for it continued to increase as I had a weekend of fun planned. I was looking forward to attending a concert by Jewel, one of my favorite artists, on Friday and spending the rest of the weekend in Tuscaloosa, free of any sort of partying or drinking. As the weekend progressed though, the decisions of my friends definitely changed my plans, as well as my view on partying and those who party in general. Though I am opposed to drinking, it is interesting to see how my views differ from those of the other people that were involved on Halloween night and how each person handled the situation differently. During my observation of how each person reacted to a drunken student on Halloween night, there were four other college freshmen who had significant involvement in the situation besides me. Person A is an 18 year old female student who attends UAB. She is East Indian and also my roommate. Person B is an 18 year old male student who attends the University of Alabama and is East Indian. Person C is an 18 year old female student who attends the University of Alabama and is East Indian. Person D is an 18 year old, Caucasian male student who attends the University of Alabama and is my boyfriend. Person A, Person C, Person D, and I all attended the same high school. The evident binary oppositions are that Person A and Person C are females, and Person B and Person D are males. Also, Person A, Person B, and Person C
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Sheth 2 are East Indian and Person D is Caucasian. All of us are from middle class families. These observations took place over a few hours starting around 2 a.m. at the University of Alabama dorms and a party at an apartment. The evening truly began when Person A, Person C, Person D, and I were looking for
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