Let’s Talk About Booze Part 3.
HuffPost recently came out with a list of 10 Craziest College Parties. Didn’t bat even a quarter of an eyelash when I saw Bates in the number one slot. Half the time we can hear them all the way in Brunswick, just taking their clothes off and throwing granola at each other–which is all fun and games until an ambulance needs to get through.
Here’s HuffPost’s original coverage of the party in question, which occurred in May of 2010.
LEWISTON, Maine — An alcohol-fueled party for college seniors to blow off steam turned rowdy early Wednesday, leading to 11 arrests, an officer with a broken a leg and student complaints about police overreaction.
The gathering that began late Tuesday was part of a Bates College senior tradition called “return to your freshman dorm.”
Lewiston police were summoned by campus security after some of the 250 to 300 partiers declined to get out of the way of an ambulance that had been called to care for two injured women, police said. About half of the group cleared out, but police said some refused to obey orders.
Officers never resorted to Tasers but used pepper spray after 100 to 150 people refused to disperse, Lewiston Police Chief Michael Bussiere said. He also said at least one officer used a baton.
And here’s Andrew Frank with the exclusive, insider story:
Looking forward to that Short Term post.