The Washington Square News details the sticker shock NYU students face while living in NYC and having vices like smoking and drinking. One student says, "I smoke up to two packs a day, which is probably $60 to $100 a week," while another says she buys them in bulk when she's back at home in Atlanta ($3.50/pack!). And one sophomore (underage, natch), says she tries to budget for her drinking, "For instance, if she’s planning to go out, she might not go to dinner that night to save money." And if you think these kids should go out for the free, simple pleasures, well, there are dangers there: A chunk of concrete fell in a common room, hitting a foosball table--luckily no one was hurt.
Cigarettes, Alcohol Add Up for NYU Students
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