Makenna Van Liew 
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Re: “Cannonborough-Elliotborough residents aim to head off late-night drinking problems

I am a junior at the College of Charleston and I had the pleasure of living on Society Street last year. I lived on the fifth floor of a house directly next to the restaurant Muse. I seriously got to the point where I was wearing earplugs to bed each night it was so loud. Muse stayed open late and there were ALWAYS drunks on the street leaving late or yelling at a friend claiming they could totally drive when they definitely couldn't. I woke up from drunk people yelling far more times than I ever did in my freshman dorm. Now, this year, I live on Bogard Street and I've never slept more soundly since I've moved to Charleston. Warehouse and Cutty's are right next to my house and although I've only lived here 2 months, I seriously have never had an issue with this. So, my point is, sometimes it isn't just the college kids. Everyone parties here. Charleston has a party scene here no matter what the age is. If you go to Market street you will see numerous bridal parties each weekend walking the streets drunk for bachelor/ bachelorette parties. This is so not fair to take away late night bar scenes from the college students who practically depend on the bar scene to have fun here. College house parties get busted almost every time before midnight and everyone has no where to go but the bars. Wouldn't it be better for all the college kids to be in bars rather than throwing ragers in their houses directly next to a family residence? Our bars in Charleston already close earlier than other bars in other college towns. Plus, I don't think I've ever left a bar at 2. Lights come on and people are being kicked out by 1:30 already. My point is, College of Charleston has made Charleston a college town and if there's problems with those college students being loud at night, the college should be requiring them to live on campus longer so they're not walking home late causing a scene in the neighborhoods. At some point we have to find a common ground between the family residences who live downtown and the college kids who live downtown. The family residences need to understand that they are putting themselves in that situation by getting a house so close to campus. College students are inevitably going to be living around them if they choose to do this.

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Posted by Makenna Van Liew on September 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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