Too much learning!
A classic lil' bit of town-gown tension
is flaring up in the streets around Wash U
, according to our colleagues at the Post-Dispatch
. Why? Because apparently, college kids are cavorting like intoxicated zoo animals at odd hours, preventing responsible University City-zens from sleeping.
Well they were
cavorting, until the zero-tolerance policy was enacted about a month ago, which has dramatically improved things. Although at a city council meeting last night, students protested what they consider over-zealous tactics from the 5.0
, including harassment, intimidation, etc.
One co-ed said in her own defense -- summoning the timeless wisdom
that only an undergrad can attain -- "life sometimes creates a little
bit of noise." (By "life," she means beer-bonging.)
Of course the
most amusing quote by far came from the responsible-adult camp: Mondi
,a lawyer who teaches night classes at the university, told the PD
One night...students built a snowman at 12:30
a.m. After they completed it, they jumped in a car, ran up a curb into
the median and ran over the snowman, she said.
continue, Daily RFT
does not condone such acts, nor are we in
any way deeply amused by them or do we feel any nostalgia whatsoever for
our younger days. But here's the kicker. Ghasedi says that things have
quieted down, but turnover is going to erase the gains:
we get one group of students trained, there are new students the next
year," she said.
Perhaps there's a lesson for the kids
here: if you act like wild beasts, people will start referring to you as
such. But whatever you take away from this blog post, at least try not to end up like this