Upon leaving my apartment the other night, I attempted to find something by way of entertainment in Fort Collins. My boyfriend, 20, and I, 19, decided that we wanted to play a game of pool, and embarked upon what soon revealed itself to be a fruitless journey. Nowhere in Fort Collins, it would appear, can you play pool if you are under the age of 21.
I fail to see how only allowing those of a legal age to become intoxicated while playing this sport is going to make it any safer. I also fail to see how the money I might spend reserving a table is worth any less than that of someone twice my age. Why is it that there is so little to do in Fort Collins if you are not 21 or older?
Unless I am grossly mistaken, roughly half of the 25,000-some-odd students who attend CSU are 20 or younger. This is not to discount the numerous high school students. In a town that is facing a "drinking crisis," one might think that alternative (and perhaps worthier) pursuits of our time might be encouraged rather than the clandestine parties that seem to be the only readily available source of entertainment around our so-called "college town."
Fort Collins, I implore you, if you don't want underage kids drinking, give them something to do with their evenings other than get turned away from six establishments in succession merely because they cannot support the liquor industry.
Sophomore Restaurant and Resort Management Major