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Listening to music at boarding school

NantarNantar 17 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
My daughter and I were just perusing the student handbook for her new boarding school, and noticed that it says absolutely no streaming video or music is allowed on their internet. She has a Spotify and an Amazon Music account that she uses on her Alexa to listen to music now. How should she be preparing to continue listening to music? Are CD players still a thing?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38927 replies6879 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 1
    I can't answer the question because that was not an issue with my school. But I just have to know, what BS is this? Bomont High? Oh, I hope somebody gets the reference. :)
    Are CD players still a thing?
    No, at least not like before. Most music is digital.
    edited August 1
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  • doschicosdoschicos 20883 replies217 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Does seem like a very restrictive policy. I don't understand what would motivate the administration to be so restrictive.
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  • dramakid2dramakid2 234 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Would she be able to listen to music that is already downloaded on her phone? If I had to guess I would say that their routers probably can’t handle the demand that streaming music and movies place on them. I wonder if she could stream using data instead of wi-fi?

    In any case, it does seem quite restrictive and archaic. I’m also curious to know what school, and if they also have a ban on dancing ;-)
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1743 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 3
    Is that the exact wording? Hmmm... At our school the focus is on using earbuds or headphones so as to not disturb others.
    Also: Which school is this?
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  • twinsmamatwinsmama 1625 replies53 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Buy the music she wants, instead of a streaming service. Then she can listen to it from various devices.
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  • confusedaboutFAconfusedaboutFA 20 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Knowing most high school students, they probably don't listen to the rule anyways, and it's likely so common that actually enforcing it is a waste of resources. The best course of action would be for your daughter to ask older students about their experiences with it.
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  • 3kids2dogs3kids2dogs 111 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    She has cellular data, right - make sure it's unlimited and then she can stream through her phone.
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  • dogsmama1997dogsmama1997 437 replies29 threadsRegistered User Member
    Spotify premium - she can download what she wants to her phone and won’t have to stream it.
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  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 1005 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Agree with above @dogsmama1997 ...many kids in the dorm had Spotify premium....downloaded music.. Air pods or other ear buds very popular. We packed an extra pair.
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