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Students encouraged to continue fight against ordinance

Letter to the Editor | Monday, September 10, 2007

As a 1995 grad, I’m finally shocked at the lengths South Bend is going to to show Notre Dame students how unwelcome their presence is. There are plenty of places to drink enough to end up in the hospital, other than Marion Street, St. Pete’s, etc. Banning house parties is primarily harassment.If the proposed ordinance is passed, I would like to see a follow-up PowerPoint presentation that breaks down the number of house parties busted under the ordinance that are hosted by Notre Dame students versus IUSB students – and those at random townies’ houses (like the crack-house that used to sit behind my townhouse at Lafayette Square, with large “gatherings” of unrelated people at all hours).I have a suggestion: How about, starting this weekend, for the rest of the football season, Notre Dame students make the three-mile trip north, and purchase all of their alcohol in Michigan. As a resident of Illinois, I’ll make sure that the 20 cases of Miller Lite I bring for USC weekend is purchased in Illinois. Same for the rest of you traveling alums. Buy your booze out of state, and let’s see how the impact of lost tax revenue and grocery/liquor business sits with South Bend.

Michael CaseyalumClass of 1995Sept. 7