Social Issues As Told By Drunk People
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Social Issues As Told By Drunk People

Can one be both 'turnt' and 'woke' simultaneously?

Social Issues As Told By Drunk People
Lazaros Papadopoulos

Disclaimer: Strong Language, Use of Alcohol

Ah, alcohol.

It is such a simple molecule with very peculiar effects. From dancing on bars to trying to swim laps in a fountain: the effects are limitless, extraordinary and random. While the scope of depth perception and judgement may or may not be hazy, one thing is definite — honesty.

While this might not be true for some, I've never heard truer thoughts and reactions through my interactions with people who have had a few drinks. On Wednesday night, September 7th, 2016 I decided to put this into perspective. I may not be much of a partier, however, I live right across from one of the busiest bars in my town.

With a sober mind, I embarked a journey into the minds behind young nightlife. Let us ask the questions that make us uncomfortable. Let us prod into the world of honest conversation and reaction to things we read on social media alone and grimace at silently in the comfort of our homes. Plastered or not, let these voices be heard.

Campus Carry

*Shakes head*

"What's campus carry?" squints as I explain* "Wait. No! Thas scurry. NoooOOooo."

"Great. Now I'm stressed. :("

"But people are crazy tho."

"Bullshit. BULLSHIT. I need that shit not here."

"YES," *does a spin on pavement* "ARE YOU CRAZY? If you have a gun you should be allowed to take it wherever you damn please." *raises fist* " FUCK YES. FIRST AMENDMENT MAN. FIRST FUCKING AMENDMENT."
— ***Editor's Note: his right to bear arms is actually in the Second Amendment

"I might to be late to class if I get shot"

2016 Elections, Trump and HRC

"They're annoying."


Collin Kaepernick

"Oooooh he's cute."

"I sit and do nothing all the time. I don't see the big deal."


"I agree a little. He was trying to make a statement, but he sat down! He sat down on all of us. We should be doing this together not apart."
— ***Editor's Note: Guy who told me he was pledging for Sigma Kappa (I think he meant Kappa Sig, but I'm sure he would make a wonderful sister.)

Planned Parenthood Defunding Issues

"Do they want to make our lives miserable?"

"I'd never personally get an abortion. But that's just rude."

The Brock Turner Case and Date-Rape


"Piece of shit not in jail..."

"He sucks. Write that down."

"That is not great. That is not great at all. Rape is as bad as murder where I come from. 909.99 are male, but if I did that, I want them to take me away. Like this: *Collapses into the arms of friend*"

*Inaudible, but loud*

Shows the girl a picture of Brock Turner in a KU Shirt

"Be safe... Please. Be safe. I love you."
— ***Editor's Note: I did not know this person.

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