LSU proposes new guidelines for student tailgaters

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For Kandace Alphonso, it’s one of her favorite things about football season. 
  
“I don’t think any one word can describe how fun and how it brings everyone together. It’s LSU. That’s what it is,” said Alphonso.
 
For best friends Kayla Motin and Yatzmyne Levy, tailgating is part of the tradition of being an LSU Tiger.  
  
“It’s something all students do before the game,” explained Motin. 
 
“It’s life here at LSU. It’s what makes up a game day,” added Levy. 
 
Come this fall, things could be different for student tailgaters on LSU’s campus. The Dean of Students is proposing a plan to help cut down on binge-drinking and underage-drinking on game days. 
  
“I feel like it will make people want to because they want to rebel against it,” said Alphonso. 
 
The proposal suggests LSU Student Organizations have to register their tailgates, and it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis. Organizations would have to set up their tailgates the day before the game, and tailgating hours would be restricted. There would also be a ban on glass bottles, things like kegs and drinking games. 
 
However, the questions is will that solve the problem? 
 
“No, not at all. People sneak in alcohol, if they want to have alcohol,” said Motin. “There’s a drinking age, and people still go to Tigerland to drink underage.” 
  
“Just have more officials out there, monitoring it for safety issues and things like that,” said Alphonso. 
  
“If they’re going to crack down on it. I think it should be the fairest way they can,” concluded Levy. “I don’t know, it just doesn’t make any sense to me.” 
 
Again, this is only a proposal.  It has to get approved by administration. 
 
Students can take an online survey to voice their opinions about it. You can click here to take the survey.

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