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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wash U. Kids, Busted by U. City Police for Drunken Tomfoolery, Protest Heavy Hand

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:45 AM

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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 Ghasedi,a lawyer who teaches night classes at the university, told the PD that:

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.
Before we 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:

"After 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 guy.  

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