Selling Alcohol in College Stadiums

As of right now, not many college stadiums allow for alcohol to be sold for various reasons, however, colleges are starting to consider it. One side of this argument is that selling alcohol at games should be permitted due to the fact that NCAA games are considered a family event and college students would get too rowdy when introduced to alcohol in the stadium. People who agree with this side are families of young kids and those who are liable for any accidents that may occur in the stadium. I think their beliefs are very logical. They make a good point, however there are many other sides to the argument. Another side of this argument is that alcohol should be served because it makes the stadium and the school more money. At SMU, wine and beer was sold at twelve home basketball games. The alcohol sales netted into the six figures. Owners of alcohol companies and the stadium agree with this side because it helps them financially. Another reason to serve alcohol in the games is for safety. This may seem backwards, however, when people know that alcohol is not going to be served in the game, they drink extremely heavily prior, in order to avoid sobering up during the game. This is very dangerous and causes games to get too rowdy. With alcohol being sold in the stadium, the tailgaters don’t feel as apt to drink as much before the game since they can casually drink during the game. Stadiums who have allowed alcohol in the stadium have had minimum alcohol-related arrests as well as very little alcohol related injuries. Even though there are few reasons why alcohol shouldn’t be served in stadiums, the biggest conference in The United States (The SEC), are going to hold off serving alcohol due security and crowd behavior.

Losing Money

In this Gif, Spongebob is chasing a wallet around. The wallet then spits out a dollar and the dollar swims out of Spongebob’s reach.

Spongebob’s nervous face helps you understand the importance of the wallet. It implies that if he were to lose this wallet, the consequences would not be good. When the wallet spits out the dollar and the dollar hits the water, Spongebob looks defeated. He knows that the dollar is long gone and he is never going to get it back. As the dollar swims out of Spongebob’s reach, you can see it diving further and further away into a dark sea and an even darker sky. The dark sea and sky represents the unfortunate event that just occurred. It almost looks as if the darkness has taken the dollar away and it has no intentions of giving the dollar back.

Greek Life v. Clubs

Managing time in college is tough, especially when you are in a sorority. People tell you to make sure you go to class, spend hours on homework, study for tests, maintain a social life, have a job, get plenty of sleep and join clubs. With only 24 hours in a day, how can we accomplish all of this?

For me, being involved with my sorority overrides joining a club. Clubs are a way to get involved with your major or maybe something you’re interested in, but I found other ways to do that. I’m involved with my major my going to class everyday and maintaining an acceptable GPA that future employers will appreciate. Finding friends through my sorority and doing different activities with them is what I’m interested in, I don’t need a club to help me with that. As for clubs and involvement looking good on a resume, I’d have to disagree. Putting down “member of the soccer club” on a resume doesn’t make you look any more employable. However, being a member of greek life, I’m happy to put down that I helped raise money for Reading is Fundamental and Iowa State Dance Marathon. It show my care and appreciation for something bigger than myself and how hard me and my friends worked to put on philanthropic events.

It’s said that you’re not a well-rounded student if you don’t have club involvement, but I disagree. My involvement in greek life has benefited me more than any club could. It’s given me opportunities to hold leadership positions in the house, bettered my GPA with the help of an educational network, and improve my social skills which will benefit me greatly in the future. No club, no matter how prestigious, could give me the benefits that greek life has given me so far.

To make my argument, i’m giving examples of how greek life has benefited me. I’m also giving reasons clubs benefit students, but counteract it with a way that greek life (in some way) has benefited me in the same way a club is supposed to.