It’s wild. When you’ve got enormous concentrations of drunks, as at Chico State and environs, and at Washington State, your school becomes impossible to distinguish from Skid Row. Same mass public intoxication; same injury and death stats. At Washington State, students are constantly falling out of windows; at Chico things run more toward choking on your own vomit.

You truly have to wonder at a town, long famous for attracting drunks from hundreds of miles away, deciding that a great holiday tradition would be to put them all on the local river at the same time.

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4 Responses to ““About 10,000 tubers attended the annual Labor Day weekend float on the Sacramento River this year, and 2,000 crowded Beer Can Beach, an island on the river. During the event, police performed 63 river rescues, Glenn County Undersheriff Rich Warren said. Ten people were arrested for driving under the influence near the river.””

  1. Mr Punch Says:

    The decision may have been made while under the influence.

  2. Jeff Says:

    10,000 tubers! You’d think all those potatoes would have gravitated toward Vodka Bottle Beach.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Jeff: LOL.

  4. University Diaries » “As part of the push to make its 3-year-old [football] stadium a little more fan friendly, FAU is turning the southeast portion into an area called The Cove, complete with inflatable swimming pools and beach chairs.” Says:

    […] Better keep the stadium swimming pools shallow, or you’ll drown your students… Remember Chico State! […]

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