by Dan Gibson
Last year, we lamented the fact that the University of Arizona has generally failed to make the various lists of "best party schools", generally at the expense of Girls Gone Wild University and Casino in Tempe, but HELL YEAH TUCSON LET'S DRINK DIRECTLY FROM A HANDLE OF SOCO BECAUSE WE'RE BACK:
4) UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
School of the wet and wild
Zona students are experts in that wonderful combination of hydration, inebriation and sartorial minimalism otherwise known as the pool party. The king of them all is the annual Sigma Alpha Epsilon Jungle Party, which features a 65,000-gallon pool, a faux waterfall and a massive tree house. But you need not go Greek to go hard: Tucson’s Fourth Street bar scene teems with partying Wildcats whose hangovers can be mitigated with some of the best Mexican food in the country.
Thanks to the most certainly dedicated party analysts of Playboy for putting the U of A back on the party map (even if they confused Fourth AVENUE for Fourth STREET), knocking off GGWU&C off the top ten in the process. Surely, there are pages of analytical research that went into this monumental accomplishment for our hometown outpost of higher learning (I believe sales of Four Loko, Instagram photos of girl-on-girl kissing, and cases of syphilis are involved), but it's also possible they just made a list up while high one afternoon.
Either way, congrats to the "students" of the University of Arizona. NEVER SETTLE.