Corbin takes issue with party policies

Have you been hanging out on a week night with some friends, when out of the blue one of the deans shows up to break up the so called “party” because of “reported” noise complaints?

Do you then find yourself looking around a room with maybe fifteen or twenty people in it, asking yourself what in the hell is the harm in what you are doing?

This proposed party policy is nonsense; it states that on any given night where there is no formally registered party for a fraternity, each house is only allowed to have a number of people over equal to that of 40 percent of the fraternity population. That is absurd.

So if we are to live under these outrageous policies, how do we decide who the lucky ones are that get to have friends over? Come on, do you really think that more than 12.6 people over at a house is a party? I don’t know what parties members of the administration went to growing up, but man – they must have been wild. How was this number even chosen?

It was believed that the new director of greek life, Bryan VanOsdale, was pushing for more interaction between the houses. The greeks were supposed to be more together this year and not divided between houses. But how are we supposed to do that when we can’t even all hang out at the same place? I guess the main question is, if we aren’t supposed to drink or hang out at any of greek houses, then what are we supposed to do? Because we’re going to hang out somewhere – that’s what we do as college students.

This is Baldwin City, and in case you didn’t know, there isn’t really much going on here. A long time ago this school used to have its own bowling alley in the basement of the union; now we have a ping pong table. Then at least the students had somewhere to go until beer o’clock rolled around. That may not be the one solution that could fix this problem, but the school is going to have to provide some outlets for the students or we’ll continue to roam around in small groups and drink under the deans’ radar.