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Letter to the Editor: Block Party and you

Block Party-goers,

As we all know, Block Party is an end of the year heavenly celebration honoring the conclusion of a successful academic year. It’s a day full of bliss, happiness and plenty, but it can also be a day of debauchery. In order to maximize your fun as well as your safety, please keep in mind the following when you’re basking in the glory of the 1000 block of High Street on May 15: 

1. Do not cross 6th Avenue with an open container. This one’s a no-brainer. It’s the same rule as always, only this time there will be several cops patrolling the area. Trash cans will be hanging out around the northern end of the block. They are your friends.

2. Don’t urinate outside. There will be 12 porta-potties on the block for your usage. There is no way that all 12 will be occupied at one time. Use them whenever you need to relieve yourself.

3. If you are of age, get your wristbands from the Block Party organizers tabling starting on May 4 outside of the Dining Hall. Also, buy a Blockweiser T-shirt. They’re really cool.

4. Replenish your body. Whether or not you are boozing, being out in the sun (because it will be sunny) is taxing on your body. Drink water and enjoy a few cheeseburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts or slices of pizza.

5. Don’t give the police a reason to reprimand you. The cops are there to facilitate a good time and will not disturb your good time unless you deserve it.

6. Most of all, have fun. As Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” Dare to have fun. Dare to be smart. Dare to stay safe.

With love,

Hayes Gardner

2015 Block Party Host

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    CrosbyMay 1, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I often stop by Block Party to say goodbye to students I have gotten to know. I also enjoy listening to the music. I have always avoided the food since I figure it is just for students. But somebody at a block party table in JRC said that I could have food if I want. Just curious if that is true and if I heard right.