Monday, March 19, 2012

Calm after the storm

 Theta Chi Frat, 496 North Pleasant, UMass, Amherst

Even though this past weekend actually included St. Patrick's Day, Amherst was a far calmer, nicer place to be.  Amherst police issued only one $300 Noise Bylaw ticket and four warnings as opposed to last weekend's 14 Noise Bylaw tickets, 12 Noise warnings, 7 Nuisance House violations, and 12 open container infraction arrests--the majority meted out on Saturday during the "Blarney Blowout".

And Amherst Fire Department did not have to transport a single ETOH (passed out drunk) patient as opposed to 14 last weekend.

Why the night and day difference?  Spring Break, of course. The students have migrated elsewhere for a week.  And just to show it is a very tiny minority of party types who give all students a bad name, the only ticket handed out this weekend was to a serial offender,Sergey Vuytik. 

Even Pike fraternity has behaved these past two weeks after APD issued them two "nuisance house" tickets for boorish behavior, but another on campus frat--Theta Chi--made the police report for a "panicky college age female who overdosed on shrooms and doesn't feel good now."

Still, this week promises to be a throwback to the quaint, quiet Amherst of old.  Enjoy it while you can.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that the postive efforts of UMass fraternities are overshadowed by events like these. While I can not deny that events like this occur perhaps almost as often as other colleges houses in Amherst, these men and women volunteer and participate in more charity events than the average college student. Not that it justifies them causing disturbances and financial damages for Amherst, I just feel that they have a postive overall effect on the campus and town. Considering a very small percentage of students are involved in a greek organization, they still take the majority of credit for being the heart and soul of "ZOOMass." I feel that the majority of the greek life at UMass holds themselves to a higher standard.