ISU Homecoming 2013: Part Three

The Pitiful

Excessive Drinking Cups, photo by Sara Noe
Excessive Drinking Cups, photo by Sara Noe

1. Trashcans are decorative outdoor furniture.

Though the city put up more than 30 trashcans from 9th st to Memorial Stadium and each bar has a trashcan every 20 feet, plastic beer cups, beads, and food containers lay abandoned on the street.

Boozefest2, photo by Sara Noe.
Boozefest2, photo by Sara Noe.

2. Cameras are accepted with a smile.

In an age of iphones and youtube, false celebrity syndrome runs rampant. My attempts to catch in-the-moment action-filled shots, were thwarted with direct eye contact and a smile. Though I appreciate those things in conversation, participating in an event means what you are doing is more important than how you look.

PoliceState, photo by Sara Noe.
PoliceState, photo by Sara Noe.

3. Police report good review of ISU Homecoming.

Police were quoted in the Tribune Star as saying, “…Indiana State Excise Police Officers made no arrest during the weekend’s homecoming…: and “ISU Homecoming is now a much more family-friendly environment,” but this is far from true. Maybe no arrests were made; however, several criminal cases resulted from homecoming: 5 minor in consumption of alcohol and 5 minor consuming alcohol. Also, a report of sexual assault was made during the walk around the location of 22nd and Wabash. Yes, ISU homecoming is much more family-friendly, if you consider drunk Uncle Bob who can’t keep his hands to himself still part of the family.

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