Dry Campus
In preparation for the new procedures to take place next semester, Security and Residence Life have already begun to round up the alcohol on campus.

by Carrie Victoria

Ever enjoy a glass of wine or a nice, cold beer to wind down after a long day of intense studying and exams? Well, those days will be coming to an end for all Mount Saint Mary College students starting the 2013-2014 academic school year.

MSMC has decided to become a dry campus. What does this mean for the Mount’s students? That alcohol will be banned on college premises. Yup, no more Bud Lights or Mike’s Hards stacked up in your refrigerator in your dorm rooms. Instead, you’ll be filling up on water, juices, and carbonated drinks – anything but alcohol!

Of course, you can still go to local bars and restaurants to drink. Just don’t bring the alcohol on campus and remember to always have a designated driver!

A faculty member, who wishes to remain anonymous, discussed new checks and inspections that will be put into place in line with the new dry campus policy.

Your resident directors and assistants will be performing random checks in your dorm refrigerators to make sure that the premise is free of alcohol. If a student is found with alcohol on campus, he or she will receive a warning. Three warnings equal a fine of $20.

Breathalyzer checks will also be given if a security guard, resident director, or resident assistant finds that you are too drunk on campus. When caught the first two times, you will be given a warning. The third time will result in a sort of “detention.”

Though these changes may seem aggravating to some students, the switch from a wet to a dry campus is in hopes to benefit the students, allowing them to focus more on school and their other responsibilities. We can only hope that positive results will come along with the Mount’s new dry campus!


You’ve been fooled!
This post was published as part of our 2013 April Fool’s Day edition. We hope you enjoy this issue!