Yaledailynews - Over the last year, we have spent a great deal of time dissecting our “campus climate.” But we cannot expect our campus to become civil and respectful if we allow an institution with entirely conflicting values to flourish in its midst. Standing on York Street is a citadel of vulgarity that damages Yale night after night. It brings people devoid of class or morality into the heart of our campus and strips normally benign Yale students of their own decency. Toad’s Place exerts a significant and malign influence upon our campus. It is a haven for those who would like to live in a world where their actions have no consequences and where one night’s mistake is the next morning’s hazy memory. Many of the worst offenders are not Yale students. In particular, the administration of Quinnipiac University ought to be ashamed of the part that hundreds of its own students play in creating scenes of squalor on the streets of New Haven. Repeated acts of public urination mean that even the company paid by Quinnipiac to transport its students into downtown New Haven is threatening to cancel its service. Perhaps we ought to send a garbage truck filled with trash, vomit and urine and deposit it outside a Quinnipiac dormitory; this would serve only as minor recompense for what is done to our campus several times a week. Whether the demise of Toad’s comes about through student rejection or through administrative action is a detail; what matters is that we restore civility to our campus. To make this happen, Toad’s Place must close — for good.
Alex Fisher is a sophomore in Morse College. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wait a minute! Am I understanding this article correctly? Is this kid saying that college kids go to a college bar in a college town and they sometimes urinate ( GASP)or puke (DOUBLE GASP) in public? Can that be possible? Does anybody know if this type behavior exists anywhere else in the world? That college kids dare I say….party? Or is this just a Toad’s and New Haven thing? This must be the “citadel of vulgarity” like this or else I would have heard about it by now.
Anyway the good news for Alex Fisher is the Pres is here to save him. Because I’m going give young Alex what he so desperately wants. I’m going create a world where actions have consequences. Where an Ivy League nerd can’t just write an article calling Quinnipiac students scumbags who are“devoid of class, morality and deceny” because they like to party and have it go unnoticed. Nope. If the goal of this article was win a pultizer on how to get nerds stuffed into lockers for a living than you my friend have succeeded. Now my advice would be keep your head in the books because things could get bumpy real soon.