Hey, if you can’t effectively teach and/or act with personal responsibility, you might as well just take away the fuel from the fire, right?
That’s what State College is trying to do by paying bars to NOT serve alcohol during State Patty’s Day.
“The Partnership: Campus & Community United Against Dangerous Drinking” has reached an agreement with bar and restaurant owners to create an “alcohol-free zone” in State College this Saturday. To help offset the lost revenue, businesses will receive a $5,000 paid for by the partnership. Click here to read the release.
“State Patty’s Day” has beeen a popular, and controversial, day for drinking at Penn State since 2007, when students created the “holiday” because St. Patrick’s Day fell during spring break. Since then, the group’s release said, “State Patty’s Day” has strained law enforcement, increased vandalism and noise and reduced “the appeal of the campus and Downtown State College.” SOURCE: The Morning Call
But they raise so much money for children! Oh, that’s THON. Whatever.
What’s going to happen is intelligent college students, and there are some who go to Penn State Main Campus, will buy a LOT of alcohol like, BEFORE St. Patty’s Day.
THEN, they are going to OPEN up that alcohol ON St. Patty’s Day and people are going to drink it at whatever house or place they are at.
Then a football player will get accused of rape or something and some girl will fall out of a dorm and everyone will get mad but no real changes will be made and we’ll be writing this same exact story next year.