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Should beer be allowed to be sold at the Kansas Union?

Response Percent Votes
63% 361
34% 193
Not sure.
1% 11
Total 565


OnlyTheOne 10 years, 3 months ago

Heck yes! That way more of 'em will get drunk on campus and not have to drive or walk through surrounding neighborhoods drunk, peeing, both men and women, on peoples property throwing up in private automobiles, yelling, fighting and in general being the disruptive jerks they are. Yes, I know the few ruin it for the many but the many don't try to affect the few!

kansanjayhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Not at an institution funded by taxpayers and at which it is illegal for many if not most of the students to consume this dangerous drug (which is what alcohol is). If KU can't get it together on this perhaps a proviso should be added to their funding in Topeka to prohibit on campus liquor or beer.

Gareth Skarka 10 years, 3 months ago

Last time I checked, half the student population was of legal age to drink.

Time to come out of the 19th Century, Kansas. The rest of the country is laughing at you.

RedwoodCoast 10 years, 3 months ago

I often find it amusing that people tend to lump pot with much more dangerous and addictive drugs, yet somehow alcohol is usually alright and just something else all together. Now, I'm not saying that I don't enjoy a good beer, but that categorization definitely reflects the power relations in society. Alcohol is the drug of choice for the powerful (and a lot of other people). Michel Foucault has some interesting theories. The above post is interesting. You don't generally hear people talk about alcohol that way.

As for beer beings sold at the Union... why not? Last I knew you could buy cigarettes there too. Even the University of Wyoming has a campus bar.

RiverCityConservative 10 years, 3 months ago

I do recall that in the early 1980s, when I was studying for a masters degree at K.U., beer was served in glasses (I'm not sure about pitchers) at the cafeteria in the Union. Friday afternoons it was a nice way to ease out of the academic work setting and into the weekend frame of mind...

nrvana8775 10 years, 3 months ago

Why go to the Union to drink when students will be able to frequent the new Oread Inn and pay overinflated prices for their liquor?

PeteJayhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Looks like kansanjayhawk is all in favor of the Nanny state. Heaven forbid people take responsibility for their own actions.

kansanjayhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

The abuse of alchol among the young--including college students-- has destroyed many lives. The Public University Campus is no place to promote or sale alcohol! We all need to have a heart and look out for those whol are weak in society.

labmonkey 10 years, 3 months ago

In the words of the classic song by Psychostick, "BEER IS GOOD, BEER IS GOOD, BEER IS GOOD!!!"

RiverCityConservative 10 years, 3 months ago

I agree with kansanjayhawk. I know that K.U. has done a lot over the past 15 years to reduce incentives to drink and increase awareness of safety when drinking. My comment about the early 80s was just to make sure everyone knew that there was a history of beer being served in Union. I might also add that I have heard that in the early 70s lots of marijuana was smoked during most of the movies shown in the Union. In general, I believe it's good that K.U. has a less drug/alcohol friendly campus than it used to; that's the best way to go for the safety of students. At the same time, many will understandably feel a strong sense of nostalgia remembering the way things were in the old days....

denak 10 years, 3 months ago

No way! KU is a university. Its mission is to educate. It is NOT a bar. If you want to drink, go to a bar.

If KU serves alcohol, then it tacitly condones the behavior that results from consumption of alcohol.

The last thing I would have wanted, when I went to KU, is some drunk moron sitting next to me.

What moral or legal standing would the university have if some fool showed up in class, threw up everywhere and was loud and obnoxious. They couldn't really say anything if they are the ones who served the alcohol to begin with.

KU should stop trying to please its students and stick to educating them. First, the silly notion of Fridays off and now this.


Jillian Andrews 10 years, 3 months ago

Beer is a legal substance. They have every right to sell it and those of legal age have every right to consume it. Dena, your argument makes no sense. Any student can get crocked at home or at a bar on any given day and go to class. Anyone remember a little bar called "The Crossing"?

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