4/20 at CU-Boulder: Student leaders looking at all options after concert flop, campus shutdown


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Chris Schaefbauer.
"A lot of people have talked about how effective it was last year -- and if you're only defining 'effective' as moving the event off-campus, then sure, it was effective," he says. "But what effect, positive or negative, did it have on our campus community? There were a lot of negative feelings from students who felt they weren't involved, and we want to involve them and move toward a solution that's effective on all levels." That's why "exploring options is a priority for us," especially "if students really overwhelmingly tell us they want to see something different."

Whatever the results of the survey, Schaefbauer says CUSG's goal is to "come up with a long-term solution. And that means we have to ask ourselves if closing the campus is a good long-term solution. And if students decide it's not, then we may need to look at making this year be a little different, and the year after that being even more different -- transforming it into something that includes the entire CU community, rather than excluding them."

Lots of other factors will come into play as well, including the fact that this year's 4/20 falls on a Saturday, when fewer classes will be taking place -- although Schaefbauer stresses that plenty of educational activities happen on the weekends as well. He's also mindful that simply moving the event somewhere else creates problems for others, further complicating the situation. Yet he hopes CUSG will be able to complete its analysis and have a proposal ready sometime next month.

Will CUSG insist that the administration take a new tack to 4/20 in 2013? "Some of that's out of our power," Schaefbauer acknowledges. "But we're going to do everything we can to engage students -- really listen and understand not just how people felt about last year, but how people feel in general about this issue. That way, we can move forward and work with the administration to come up with something sustainable...and make sure it's not part of what this campus is doing."

Page down to see more images of 4/20 at CU-Boulder by photographer Britt Chester.

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tutonehcc
tutonehcc

por que los gringos estudiantes no les gustan la mota en Boulder?  Que cabrones!

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Good job CU!!  This year why not expand to keeping the Pot Heads, Irish, Blacks and Jews off the campus and hell after that re-establish a crainalogy department. 


Oh and they can do it wih out backlash this year because of our brand new legalization amendment!! Specificaly,   (d) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT A PERSON, EMPLOYER, SCHOOL, HOSPITAL, DETENTION FACILITY, CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER ENTITY WHO OCCUPIES, OWNS OR CONTROLS A PROPERTY FROM PROHIBITING OR OTHERWISE REGULATING THE POSSESSION, CONSUMPTION, USE, DISPLAY, TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTION, SALE, TRANSPORTATION, OR GROWING OF MARIJUANA ON OR IN THAT PROPERTY.  

Thanks A64 and the supporters for helping to squelsh peoples constitutional right to peacefuly assamble and protest the government.  

ALSO JUST A REMINDER THE WASTEWORD STILL DOES NOT CARE ABOUT A CLOSED DOOR MEATING BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND GOV, NIXONLOOPER REGARDING THE INMPLMENTATION OF A64, GREAT PROPAGANDISTS!!

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

Maybe they should go to class, do their homework, do their chores, light up a joint, watch some TV, and go to bed.

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