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March 13, 2014

In Our Opinion: Bar's online post crossed the line

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But if students aren’t mature enough to know their own limits, someone else has to do it for them. 

Common Council member Dave Rissberger said the longer he looked at the Instagram post, the angrier he became. 

“As a parent,” Rissberger said, “it gives me the impression that my kid or a friend of mine could go into that bar and drink until they can’t breathe, and no one in that bar is going to do a damn thing about it.”

And what seems outrageous to Rissberger probably sounds like an open invitation to a good time to some students. 

While some people (including some who have commented on The Daily Star’s website) have a “kids will be kids” attitude about St. Oney’s Day, we don’t just have to accept irresponsible behavior in our community — or from our local businesses. We can speak out against it, and demand better from everyone involved. 

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