This is not what student life should be like. Some social critics go on about The Permissive Society, but what we are really facing is The Priggish Society currently being created by busybody politicians and other authority figures.
Whereas students once had the time of their lives, they are now being forced to be strait-laced. The freedom to let their hair down, make mistakes and learn from them has been eroded. CCTV cameras are spying on their every move. University authorities clamp down on any signs of horseplay by scouring students' Facebook photos.
Going out for a night in a bar with close friends is now denounced as "binge drinking". Smoking an occasional joint means you are a "drug addict".
Indeed. But here's the kicker...
The danger is that by robbing students of the traditional university lifestyles, we will end up creating a workforce of boring people who simply obey and conform.
Have you seen this government—it isn't a "danger"? Oh no, this moronic, zombified, ill-educated conformity is a feature, not a bug.
As has been understood by totalitarian governments for a very long time, if you can turn the populace into mindless automatons who "simply obey and conform" then you have the perfect population.
Innovative thinkers are best silenced and swiftly removed from the rest of the citizens. Preferably to Siberia...