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Sep 222005
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

The beer is back at Hughes Stadium. Let's keep it that way. Let's show the administration that they made the right decision. Tomorrow we all have the opportunity to have a great time, while still acting responsibly. Hughes is one of only a handful of stadiums in the country that allows the distribution of alcohol. This is definitely a privilege, not a right, and can be taken away just as easily as it was reinstated.

With all the negative attention our campus has received in the past year because of underage drinking and over consumption, students should look at this first game as an opportunity to prove all of it wrong, not right.

Fort Collins Police Services and CSU Police Department will be out in full force observing the tailgating east of the stadium. New restrictions have been put into effect to prevent alcohol consumption by minors. Wristbands will be heavily monitored. Anyone that is drinking alcohol without one, whether 21 years old or not, will get a ticket for unlawful conduct on public property. The wristband booths will be scattered throughout the lots to ensure that the right people get them.

The tailgating lot opens two hours prior to game time, which means 2 p.m. tomorrow. The parking lot is filled with barbeques, music and footballs being tossed in all directions. It is encouraged that everyone participate and have an excellent time. Tailgating is a great part of football and CSU tradition, as long as we do it responsibly.

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