Next Friday is St. Patty’s Day and CU students love to go all out. It’s a day where you can guarantee that people will start drinking in the morning and keep it going until night. Students will either skip class or go to class drunk, but hey it’s a day of celebration and you only live once right? However, this is a day where students, especially ones under the age of 21 should be extra careful with their partying. The Boulder Police are planning to step up their enforcement, and one of the most common offenses over St. Patty’s weekend is minors in possession of alcohol and marijuana. St. Patty’s Day is definitely one of the most celebrated days of the year at CU; everyone comes together decked out in green anticipating a good time.

If you plan to host an off-campus party you can register it with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations on Thursday, March 16th at 5 p.m. in UMC 313. This would be a really smart idea for those party throwers and would help in the long run because the Boulder Police Department will give a 20 minute warning call if the party receives a noise complaint. An unreasonable noise ticket can cost up to $1,000 per person throwing the party. For students who register next week by 5 p.m. will be eligible to receive a warning call starting after 12 p.m. on the 17th.  Have a lot of fun on St. Patty’s Day but remember to party smart!

Lily is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies along with a certificate in Business. She is originally from Scarborough, Maine, but decided to venture to Colorado for it's beauty and to get back in touch with her birth place which is Boulder. She is a Film Studies major because she is very interested in the behind the scenes of what goes into making a film. Not only that, but her favourite hobby in the world is to watch movies. She recently went abroad to Sydney, Australia to get a taste of a different culture. While being there, she learned to not take life too seriously, and to slow things down. The Australian lifestyle can really teach a person how to be chill. You can find Lily at the movies, hanging on Pearl Street having a beer with friends, or at the breathtaking lookout of Flagstaff enjoying the view.