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How do you feel about KU students returning to town?

Response Percent Votes
They help make Lawrence what it is
53% 501
I’m not looking forward to the ruckus in my neighborhood
37% 357
I don’t really notice the difference
6% 60
2% 24
Total 942


OldEnuf2BYurDad 10 years, 6 months ago

"I don't really notice the difference"

Apparently 8% of Lawrencians are in a coma.

Christine Pennewell Davis 10 years, 6 months ago

agreed even if you have none in your neighborhood you can always tell when they are back. And you can tell who the freashman are because they have no clue as to where they are trying to get to and just mess up traffic more than it already is. This is the time of year to just stay off the roads until all the new kids figure them out and forget downtown the nice lazy days of summer are gone it is time for the kids to take over, well have fun all.

Avery Pearson 10 years, 6 months ago

Let the drinking begin... Oh and studying too...

Steve Mechels 10 years, 6 months ago

Increased traffic is really the only thing I hate when school is back in.

w4545 10 years, 6 months ago

All that I dread are the greeks. In an attempt to be within walking distance of campus I found a house that is unfortunately located near frats. It's sad that these guys stereotype themselves by being - no exaggerations - the most disrespectful people I've ever dealt with. I had a group of ten of them try to start a fight with me (a female) after I shook my head when they were yelling perverse things at someone walking in front of me....ick. I don't appreciate that I can move freely around town all summer without a care and as soon as move-in comes around I have deal with machismo and safety concerns. I think as much as Lawrence gains it's charm, it loses some also.

llama726 10 years, 6 months ago

I think it's a good point, the one displayed above about the greek community. Some of the frats here (definitely not all of them, so don't take it as me stereotyping) are as bad as you'd think.

Despite this, it is a college town. I understand not wanting "the ruckus" but the reality is, outside of packing up and moving to suburbia, you're going to be dealing with a lot of college kids.

Adrienne Sanders 10 years, 6 months ago

You know, a general "ruckus" doesn't bother me that much, but why do they have to throw trash everywhere? Where are these people from that it's okay to throw trash in the street and in other people's yards?

gogoplata 10 years, 6 months ago

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KU_cynic 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm going to be very careful driving round town for the next couple weeks since there wil be many students unfamilar with Lawrence on the streets and, being young, driving more aggressively than their experience should dictate.

My favorite observation today: a student riding his bicycle down Irving Hill Road with his right hand on the handle bar and his left with his cell phone to his ear; no helmet, naturally.

JobbyJobless 10 years, 6 months ago


i think limiting students to within three blocks of campus sounds fair, but only if non-students are likewise barred from eating, shopping, or drinking at any local establishment that would go out of business if not for students. deal?

llama726 10 years, 6 months ago


That's pretty nice. Maybe we can call them Concentration Blocks. So students can concentrate on their studies.


At any rate, I find it hard to believe you actually hold such a ludicrous opinion.

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