“The primary response of many students is to get fake IDs and drink at bars instead. … This promotes even larger issues such as drinking and driving since there are no bars within a good walking distance.”
— University of St. Thomas senior Felisha Willaert on how students are reacting to the policing of underage drinking in the dorms and the social host ordinance that makes it harder to hold large off-campus parties.
Many of them don’t know about on-campus party alternatives — or don’t care to participate, according to a TommieMedia report.
Read more about the issue here. It’s part of TommieMedia’s look at student drinking this week — a series called “Perspectives on Partying.”
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.