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The town is a lot more fun when the kids are back in town. Brings an level of excitement that is just gone during the summer. Watch out for freshmen drivers though....
I voted NO - does that make me a student hater? NO! The question wasn't "do you like KU students" it was "Are you looking forward to their return." The answer is -
NO - I am not looking forward to crowds, longer lines, and more cookie-cutter-bleach-blonde-fake-tan-cell-phone-yakking-designer-clothes-wearing co-eds in stores and on the streets. For Gawd's sake - is it a requirement for social inclusion that you all look like Barbies? I do not look forward to sharing streets with those who can't seem to understand that driving is supposed to occupy all of your attention, or at least more of your attention than your cell phone. Not looking forward to more articles about drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and hazing, and not looking forward to worrying about how some of these kids will make it without their parents.
I do like young people, and I'm glad to see them getting their education. (Or one hopes they go to class now and then.) But it's nice to have the peace and quiet in town during the summer. It's a hard adjustment for us all that first month or so.
There is a difference between appreciating the impact of KU on the Lawrence economy and appreciating the calm that exists between classes. Lawrence is basically on par with a spring break tourist town. Instead of an ocean or mountains we have KU. In every spring break tourists town I've ever visited, there is a love hate relationship with the spring breakers. They love their money, they hate their attitudes, behavior and the congestion. One thing most spring break tourist towns much better than Lawrence is planning. The regular working folks shouldn't have to deal with the nonsense that comes along side living with overgrown children.
College students are the fizz in Lawrence's soda.
Without students local business would be under severe stress if still in existence. The university is the primary attraction to Lawrence,Kansas.
If students are such a hassle why live here?
Lawrence has done a really piss poor job of keeping the students in one part of town. If they had done a better job the students and residents would both be much happier. Cue the moron with the stupid segregation comment.
When they come they bring their money. They are the whole reason this town exists.
Welcome back students, the old farts on the LJWorld blogs want you to get off their lawn, but the rest of us love you!
Looking forward to it might be a stretch, but collegians are generally wonderful with their youthful enthusiasm & aspirations. They can't drive worth a hoot, though.
I'm looking forward to the LJW style guide calling it the University of Kansas just like the folks at KU do.
That is why being a zombie in Lawrence is so popular.
They add a lot of energy to town which is great. I also like it when they go home in the spring, they usually need a scrubbing come May.
Bottom line Lawrencites, those kids infuse about gazillion dollars into the local economy. You wouldn't even be Ottawa without them. More like Otta.... I should know, I brought my little allstar back up Sunday and dropped about $500 on supplies and a few other things...Payless furniture was packed with Parents and kids...Walmart was packed with Parents and Kids...You know though, Lawrence is a great place to play "Spot the Vegan". You can always tell them by their ghostly pale grey skin...as though they have been dead for a day or so.
Gotta say . . yes and no . . . a lot are just too cute to wish away!
When I drive slow I usually have a reason. Like slowing down hot-headed attorneys driving 30 mph over the limit. I hope they're still flippin' out when they get in front of the judge.
Consumer: You wish!
except those who agree with me!! O.M.G. Does that make me a Liberal?????
Without KU Lawrence would Ottawa.
I am not prejudiced, I hate everyone!!
If you form opinions based on a lot of comments on here you would have to assume that people here hate students at KU.
Isn't forming an assessment of someone based on the group they belong to called prejudice?
I enjoy riding the bus and listening to the different languages
Wow, stay on target their soildier....
I hate old drivers driving slow for no reason more....
Back on target, I do not live in Lawrence but with college towns it always cool to see the young blonde big chested co-eds return ------ (hope it stays hot).....
They are a pain on the street. They don't follow the laws, they don't signal. and they think they are the only ones on the road. The police department has to be on the lookout for such behavior, but they dismiss it as just kids being kids. What will happen when someone dies?
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