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.