State Patty’s Day: Make Good Choices
This is the final part of a five-part series detailing Onward State’s stance on State Patty’s Day.
The past two weeks, Onward State has let you know about where we stand on this weekend’s State Patty’s Day event. We discussed how drunken mischief will play out in the national media in light of this year’s events. We challenged you to be the competent, responsible drinkers you think you are as Penn Staters. We asked you to refrain from having your friends come for the weekend. Yesterday, in our penultimate column on the topic, we highlighted the strain State Patty’s Day puts on emergency medical services across the county.
Today, we’d like to echo something that Dr. Dennis Shea (@GTWMA1) has been saying. “You decide whether to build up or break down.” As adults, we all have this choice. In the end, nothing a blog, an email, an RA, or a professor says can control your behavior. You have to do it. Being an adult comes with freedom, like the freedom to drink as much as you want. It also, however, comes with responsibility, like the responsibility to enhance the community you live in, to leave State College a better place than when you found it.
On February 25th, keep that in mind. Be your best self.
9 Responses to “State Patty’s Day: Make Good Choices”
Kudos to all the staff for a great job looking at SPD from all angles, both this year and in the past. Where we disagree, I hope we can continue to talk and find a way to make State College and Penn State better.
Just going to say: girl in the backwards cap is demonstrating Fleming’s Left-hand Rule of motors.
Either that or she was too drunk to give a proper middle finger.
All of the Collegian and Onward State kids will refrain from drinking during SPD. I have word from a credible source.
Small correction: I believe Dr. Shea’s correct twitter handle is @GTWMA1
that’s BS, check your source…i know multiple OS and Collegian members and they have said no such thing.
You’re correct, thanks for the correction! This has been fixed.
Kudos to the Onward State staff’s efforts on making Penn State a better place.
Penn State needs to relax and not be so biased against a weekend such as SPD compared to a major football weekend. There shouldn’t be more cops out on SPD then PSU vs UMich. Obviously there will be more arrests if there’s more cops. We’ve all seen some pretty ridiculous behaviour on football weekends, especially from alumni, go completely unaccounted for. Why? Well Penn States making millions of dollars those weekends so they dont care.
There are fewer cops out for SPD.
Joe Paterno and thousands of others worked decades to create a football program that not only competes at the highest level, but also has had an enormous positive impact on thousands of players, alumni, and fans.
What positive impact has State Patty’s Day had?
And without that football program it is very likely that Sandusky would not have been in position to rape boys. How much boy rape has State Patty’s day accounted for?
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