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There are 9 comments on A Knight’s Quest

  1. With all the problems associated with drinking at BU, was this really a good article to have here? I get that you have to be 21 but really? here as one of the main articles on BU Today? I think this was a bad editorial decision.

    1. Hey Questioning Parent, maybe you should concentrate on your parental skills and do a good job then trust your son/daughter to do the right things when they get to campus. Have you ever had a drink before? That was a typical comment you made, but also a comment that was expected by someone that probably doesn’t have anything better to do. Do all of us a favor and stop reading BU Today

    2. I can understand your gut reaction but keep in mind the almost all, if not all of the issues that BU has had with drinking involve off campus incidents. The BU Pub is a safe space for students and professors alike to unwind in a responsible atmosphere. The bartenders do a great job and make sure there are no issues at the Pub.

    3. Also keep in mind that this is about appreciation of the craft of beer and exploring new varieties. This isn’t keg stands and beer pong. It’s good for new imbibers to learn some sophistication and reflect on what they’re tasting. I think that level of appreciation mostly leads people away from binge behaviors.

      1. I agree. Great beer is not meant to be chugged. Everyone needs to relax. This event happens every year and the BU Pub is not the location where binge drinking takes place.

    4. Drinking is only a problem at BU because we’ve been trained to believe the mere idea of alcohol is verboten until age 21. That line of reasoning leaves freshmen, sophomores, and many juniors in the dark about how to consume responsibly and perpetuates a culture of drinking to excess.

      The Pub itself is an equalizer. In the classroom, a professor stands in front and the students sit in their desks. At the Pub, students and professors can sit at the same table to discuss class materials or even just to socialize. The mere fact that alcohol is involved does not an evil institution make.

  2. The Knights Quest for me was a great reminder to take a break from long study hours and have fun with friends. The night of my Knighting is one of my fondest memories from BU. All different friend groups got together to celebrate the accomplishment.

    -Sir Bilbo Chaggins

  3. Honestly, I didn’t start drinking until I was 21 and had my first beer at the BU pub. It wasn’t that difficult to stay sober at parties and the pub helps discourage underage drinking.

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