Pub nights during Reading Week?February 28th, 2012 | News | 2 Comments »
Story and photo composite by Kate Kemp
Reading Week is a time for studying and catching up on assignments, but it’s also a time when students party.
For some students Reading Week means staying on campus but with the E.P. Taylor’s closed during the break where can students go for a pint to relieve some stress?
Also, some students live in Durham Region and come to the college to visit friends who are living here or staying over the break. If they want to go out for a beer they have to take their business some place else. This could mean taking a bus down to the Crooked Uncle or even farther.
During the year E.P. Taylor’s has amazing events, and lots of people attend. Although most students go home on Reading Week, what about the students who stay here? Maybe they would like to attend an event that’s cheaper for them because they are students here.
I personally think the pub should have had events maybe three nights over the week, and advertise in downtown Oshawa too. If they had bands or events here they probably could attract a larger crowd and maybe even some downtown locals.
We pay to come to school, so why not have the pub open for us?
Derek Fullerton, VP of Campus Life, said E.P’s had events in the past during Reading Week but didn’t make enough money. I can understand the aspect of losing money but it’s kind of a bummer for some students. I was on campus over the break and it would have been nice to go to E.P’s for a pint. Instead I had get on a bus to get to the Crooked Uncle. Also, being there wasn’t too fun. They weren’t playing music I liked and they age difference was pretty big. There weren’t many young people there at all.
E.P. Taylor’s also has really great food, so if students wanted to grab a bite to eat or have a night out it would have been a good idea to keep it open. It’s a cool place for students to hang out and E.P’s may have benefited by staying open during the break.