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May 7, 2014

In Our Opinion: Peer pressure must solve OH-Fest woes

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“There were several fights,” Nayor said. “And then you have public urination, noise, disorderly conduct, people wandering into traffic and slapping cars as they walk by them. … Just a general lack of respect. 

Appropriately, the city did a post-mortem about the OH-Fest to search for ways to reduce the drunkenness and hooliganism. However, there were no easy solutions. We can think of only one. 

Peer pressure — condemnation by the majority of students who are well-behaved and those who work so hard for the success of the event — is probably the only thing that can make any real difference.

If the students don’t get a handle on this problem, the city just might do it for them by putting an end to what should be an annual success story. 

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