Introducing: Starbucks Late Nite

Starbucks Late Nite is a welcome surprise to most ESU students, but it has caused problems. Photo Credit / The Stroud Courier
Starbucks Late Nite is a welcome surprise to most ESU students, but it has caused problems. Photo Credit / The Stroud Courier

Starbucks Late Nite is a welcome surprise to most ESU students, but it has caused problems.
Photo Credit / The Stroud Courier

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By Someone Who Loves Both Coffee and Wine

The number of alcohol related citations at ESU rose this week after Starbucks Late Nite was introduced in the union.

Starbucks Late Nite is a pilot program that mirrors the company’s plans to sell alcohol after hours at various locations.

ESU’s Starbucks introduced the program this week by staying open late to exclusively sell beer and wine to ESU students.

“The atmosphere of the union at night has certainly changed since Starbucks became a bar,” said Jim Beam, an ESU senior. “Not that it’s a bad thing, but they aren’t exactly checking IDs, and these freshman sure know how to party.”

ESU Chief of Police Robin Olson explained that plans were in the works to ensure that underage students would not be able to purchase alcohol from the union Starbucks.

“We weren’t aware of the plans to start selling alcohol at the union Starbucks to begin with, so we had to take time to figure out the best way to handle the situation,” said Olson. “For now, we plan to keep patrolling the campus and issuing citations as needed.”

Olson’s initial plan was to recruit ESU Student Senators to act as undercover agents to police the illegal sale of alcohol to minors.

Unforutnately, this plan fell through pretty quickly as ESU police became aware of pictures posted on Facebook depicting their so-called undercovers partying harder than the students they were meant to catch.

One such picture showed Student Senate President Justin Amann judging a wet t-shirt contest — many participants thought the contest was rigged after The Stroud Courier Design Editor Brook Wadle won.

“Maybe it’s just the alcohol, but I thought that Brook brought the goods tonight and was awarded accordingly,” said  Amann.

“Personally, I am disappointed in the behavior of our student leaders,” said President Welsh after her discovery of discarded wine bottles in The Stroud Courier office.

“I don’t know how these kids got a paper out this week with the amount of wine bottles we found.”

“That was all me,” said Managing Editor Victoria Krukenkamp.

The union Starbucks would also like to formally announce that they will be hosting a toga party next Friday. All ESU students are welcome.

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