Here’s the latest in Vassar College controversies:
On Saturday night, in the on-campus dance club/bar, a drunk student reached behind the bar and tried desperately to pour themselves a beer. They failed and broke the tap. Beer spurted everywhere and the bartender demanded that the Mug (the club) be closed for the night. This was at 12.3o. Soon, students began to complain about how their Saturday evening plans were ruined, and how the bartender threw a “hissy-fit” and acted “childish and unprofessional.” Students claimed that they should not be punished for the actions of one drunk student. Some students claimed that it was disregarding the integrity of the student population to close down the Mug for the night. Even though there has always been a sign on the door of the Mug stating that “The Mug will close for the evening if there is illegal activity,” students feel that this is infringing on their ability to have a good time.
Here’s my response:
Grow up. I’m sorry that the Mug was closed and you had to go somewhere else to grind up on someone. I’m sorry that the DJ’s set was ruined, and I’m sorry that the planned 2011 Mug Night was spoiled. But, for serious? Vassar College workers are being laid off, while Cappy is only taking a “symbolic” pay cut. The VC Rowing team has been cut. Town/Gown relations are more strained than ever and Vassar students were harassed when they tried to take part in local elections. Sexual abuse and violence are all but condoned and THIS is what we’re getting pissed about?
I’m glad that the student body has found something to be up in arms about. I just wish it was something that truly mattered.