A current "problem" at IUP:
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Tony Atwater is currently the president of IUP. Since his first days in office, he has openly discussed his opinion regarding students and drinking.
At first the changes to school policy came slowly; mostly they dealt with harsher penalties and swifter punishment for students living on campus. Also, underagers busted off campus would not only have to deal with the Indiana Police, but also the school as well. (Before if an underage student got in trouble off campus they would recieve no penalties from the university.)
Then Homecoming rolled around. After some rather serious incidents involving students, and non-students alike, Atwater made one decision he would soon regret. He decided to ban all fraternities from having parties, inviting sororities to the chapter house for any reason, among other rules and bullshit regulations. Greeks went apeshit. Protests were held, alumni scheduled to visit for homecoming were outraged, and in general the campus was in an uproar.
He revoked his ridiculous declaration in under 48 hours.
Now Atwater has attacked the local bars of Indiana. That's right kids, all bars in Indiana are no longer permitted to have the drink specials we have come to love so much. Penny drafts- Gone; 1$ Wells-gone; 5cent wells-Gone, along with any other you can think of. After a meeting Atwater held with all of the bar owners, he convinced them to do away with their budget-friendly specials.
It's bad enough that the price of alcohol has gone up state-wide, now we can't even enjoy a couple nights a week where one can go out with ten bucks and have plenty of loot for the evening.
It is a horrible blow to the functioning alcoholics on tight budgets like myself. Let's face it; what college student isn't strapped for cash?
I'd like to try and convince my peers at IUP to ban the bars for one week. I realize it is an unrealistic goal, but think about it. If you care enough about saving money, and giving Atwater a taste of what we're made of, then lets do it.
I propose we do it after superbowl weekend. For one week, just try to stay away. Throw a house party or something, or go to The Brown, or Cozumel, or other bars that don't participate in the penny drafts and what not. You guys know it would work and we would get our beloved specials back.
If your into it repost as much as possible, lets try and do this. Tell everyone you know. I'll be posting flyers around campus as well.
After the superbowl, WE take back what's ours!
Your pal Jimmy T.
I'm really glad they're waiting until AFTER the superbowl. I mean, there's noooo way they could give up the bars while the steelers are playing.