Everything You Need To Know For Fake Patty's In Manhattan, KS

Everything You Need To Know For Fake Patty's In Manhattan, KS

An in-depth guide to survive The Little Apple's best fake holiday.

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Some of you may not know what "Fake Patty's" is, and for that I am sorry. It is the best fake holiday that has come to the town of Manhattan. It occurs the week before St. Patrick' s Day, so this year it will be happening the first week of March. It is a whole day designated to celebrating St. Patrick's Day in The Little Apple.

Whether this is your first time coming up for the holiday or not, these are some things you should keep in mind throughout the day.

1. Uber/Lyft rides...

Good luck trying to get anywhere in a timely manner and not breaking the bank. The best idea is to find a personal designated driver or just walk.

2. Water

Make sure you are drinking water throughout the whole day, when you start celebrating at 8 a.m. it can be hard to last the whole day. Just remember, you can't sprint a marathon!

3. Food

When you start so early in the morning, you cannot forget to eat! The best idea my friends and I had was to bring snacks and order Jimmy Johns or Pizza Shuttle to wherever we were.

4. Preparing the night before

Make sure you get plenty of rest for the day ahead... It will be a long one! Set out your outfit so you won't have to worry about it in the morning. Also, make sure you have breakfast plans because if you are going to be drinking all day you will need to start with a big breakfast.

5. Cops

The cops are super strict and out everywhere this whole weekend. Just make sure you are cautious of them and aren't drinking in plain sight or they will catch you!

6. Nap & rally

Since you are starting so early, you will defiantly have to plan for nap time. The party never really stops for some people, and that can work in your favor. After your nap, get ready to go out later that night and do it all again.

7. Plan out your day before hand 

You may not stick to these plans, but it's good to have an idea of where you want to go and do throughout the day.

8. Weather

The weather never likes to cooperate, so be prepared for anything. Last year the weather was perfect, but the year before it was snowing... You never know what you're going to get.

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Miami University Can't Just Claim To Be Tobacco-Free, It Must Enforce It

Don't lie to the public anymore.

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"Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and on the grounds of any University-owned property. This includes all buildings owned or controlled by Miami University, shelters, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, indoor and outdoor theatres, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages controlled by the University (will include inside personal vehicles parked on University property as of January 1, 2014). Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited on sidewalks that adjoin University property. Smoking and tobacco use are also prohibited in any vehicle or equipment owned, leased, or operated by Miami University." — Miami University Smoke-Free Policy

When I found out that my top choice for a University was tobacco-free, I was incredibly ecstatic. You see, my mom has COPD and a ton of other breathing problems due to cigarettes. For that reason and many others, I have a horrible outlook on cigarettes.

Additionally, though, campus being tobacco-free meant I wouldn't have to deal with trying to avoid having friends who smoke. It meant my mom could come and visit me without almost passing out at the smell of smoke. It meant I didn't need to rewash my clothes before I went home so my mom couldn't smell the faint smell of smoke wafting up the stairs into the kitchen.

Since stepping on campus, though, I realized that this is tobacco-free policy is highly underenforced.

Almost every day I walk to class, I see at least one or two people smoking on the sidewalk, obstructing my smoke-free passage. I see people smoking behind or in front of my dorm, just along the road, and even just outside the library. I know that if my mom were to walk that way, she'd be already out of breath and then have to hold her breath to avoid the strong smell of smoke.

But a tobacco-free campus isn't just for people like my mom it's for people like my boyfriend, who has asthma and coughs and hacks every time we pass by a smoker. It's for children who are exposed to second-hand smoke way more often than should be legal. It's for you and me, people who are not addicted to tobacco and hopefully will never be, because it's just not cool anymore.

Sadly, not only are people smoking cigarettes outside, they're vaping inside.

At Miami, it's usually in the form of a Juul. Not only have I seen this happen outside, but I have watched students walk into buildings, take a quick puff, and put it away. My friends have even watched people do it in large lecture halls.

Still, I can't recall hearing one instance of someone being punished for smoking on campus, despite the fact that I, only one student out of 18,000, see it happen multiple times a week.

Miami, maybe you have more important things to do, but if this is not on your priority list, you cannot claim it.

Stop lying to incoming students and falsely promising them that they will not be affected by tobacco on this campus. They will see it, smell it, and experience it. It's a very real concern for some people who have lost their freedom due to cigarettes.

If you will not enforce your tobacco-free policy, you cannot claim it.

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31 Thoughts That Haunt Halloween-Lovers All Year Round When It's NOT October

Because Halloween is clearly the superior holiday.

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April is here and that means we are officially six months away from the best month of the whole year: October. It's not just the best because I was born in that month, but because it holds the best holiday of all time: Halloween. For those of us who love Halloween, the months leading up to October drag on. Here are 31 things Halloween lovers are thinking right about now.

1. Six more months until October

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2. Is it too early to start decorating?

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The answer is no. Especially if you never took the decorations down in the first place.

3. Yes, I'm adding my Halloween playlist into my music rotation

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Spooky music = spooky vibes

4. Why does everyone hate Halloween?

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Clearly its the best holiday every

5. Who wants to have a Halloween movie marathon?

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6. 3 a.m. is the witching hour

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7. There should be two Halloweens

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One isn't enough

8. Is it socially acceptable to wear my pumpkin sweater?

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Yes the answer is yes.

9. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

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10. Candy corn is gross but also an actual mood 

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11. So I'm thinking a Halloween-themed BBQ

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12. What if I named my future child Wednesday?

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That makes me Morticia, right?

13. Did you see that orb? I bet this place in haunted

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14. Was the Monstermash an actual graveyard smash?

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Yeah it was.

15. Why are pumpkins not in season yet?

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16. Who would win: Dracula or Frankenstein's monster?

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The real question.

17. I need my halloween socks

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18. He's JACK the pumpkin king

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KING OF THE PUMPKIN PATCH

19. Trying to stay calm when when October is 6-months away

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20. Ghosts are SO real 

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I say while watching paranormal shows for the 100th time

21. Everyday is Halloween

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22. On Wednesday, we wear black

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23. Lets get spooky

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24. Mess with me and I'll put a spell on you

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25. Where's my broomstick?

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26. That's a bunch of Hocus Pocus

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When people say Christmas is better than Halloween.

27. Raise your hand if you ever felt victimized by people who start Christmas before Halloween

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We all know that one person.

28. The Halloween movie series is classic

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29. I wish I lived in Halloweentown

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Halloween 365 days a year.

30.  How many days until Halloween again???

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31. Halloween is cool

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