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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    Family fun weekend doesn't make me want to drink a beer.
    Apparently you've never met my family.


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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Renaming will be a joke, and not because of media coverage, since that's never been the issue.
    Renaming counts on the students of the school to be morons that can't put the pieces together and connect this to VEISHEA. You keep the festival, with whatever name you choose, you keep the problem.
    I'm not on the committee, so obviously I don't know, but I think you're going to see basically all the student-only/night time activities go away, in conjunction with the name change. So you lose the rallying cry of "VEISHEA!!!!!" and you lose any extra draw for additional drunk bodies on campus. It just becomes another nice spring weekend. Nobody is going to call up their HS buddies from UNI and say "hey you definitely have to come down for ISU Spring Showcase weekend. We can get up early on Saturday for a parade and then take in a production of South Pacific."

    But I've seen your posts on this subject, and I think I know what you'll say: That still gives students a "traditional" weekend to target for parties. But honestly, even if you kill it, that is still going to happen. That last April weekend before dead week is ALWAYS going to be a problem weekend for parties. Unofficial VEISHEA isn't going to go away just because the university doesn't recognize it, so let's get smarter about it and avoid punishing the innocent where possible. Erik, I think you're a reasonable enough and smart guy but you are just wrong on this matter.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Why does cancelling the event mean cutting off alumni and the community?
    shutting off wasn't the right term, but you are basically eliminating the one big non-athletics thing the university makes a point to make everyone feel invited to, should they eliminate it entirely. That seems needless and short-sighted.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Looks like I may be in the minority, but I think changing the name is a good idea. Just hearing the word VEISHEA makes me want to crack a beer, and I think it does have a certain stigma to it. We'll have to wait and see what happens next year.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    This is really what a whole task force came up with?


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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Am I the only one annoyed when people don't capitalize all of VEISHEA?



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    This is really what a whole task force came up with?
    As the first of probably many suggestions, what is wrong with it?



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    The fix is easy. Don't have it in the warm period of spring. Have it in winter for lowest chance of riots or move it to homecoming week. The riots happen due to the combo of alcohol + warm weather + stir crazy after winter. Eliminate any one of the three and you have a great chance of no riot. Removing alcohol has already proven to be the hardest thing to change so try the other two.


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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    The fix is easy. Don't have it in the warm period of spring. Have it in winter for lowest chance of riots or move it to homecoming week. The riots happen due to the combo of alcohol + warm weather + stir crazy after winter. Eliminate any one of the three and you have a great chance of no riot. Removing alcohol has already proven to be the hardest thing to change so try the other two.
    Again I ask, which one of those three factors is caused by VEISHEA? The only thing VEISHEA contributes is additional college-aged kids, which if you scale back to just the Saturday events, probably decreases dramatically.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by QCCyclone View Post
    Looks like I may be in the minority, but I think changing the name is a good idea. Just hearing the word VEISHEA makes me want to crack a beer, and I think it does have a certain stigma to it. We'll have to wait and see what happens next year.
    I'm with you on that. The name "VEISHEA" is heavily associated with rioting. As much as I hate the term "rebranding" that is exactly what needed to be done with VEISHEA in order to keep it around. I think this is a great first step for fixing the festival formerly known as VEISHEA.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Idea... stop busting big house parties before 2:00am...



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Is Seniom Sed available?

    I beg the powers that be to keep the Hooray Ames brain trust away from any re-branding



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonetrombone View Post
    Idea... stop busting big house parties before 2:00am...
    Better idea: Stop having huge house parties that risk degenerating into a riot when they are broken up.



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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    As the first of probably many suggestions, what is wrong with it?
    Ask the Willis tower.


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    Re: Task Force Votes to change Veishea's name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonetrombone View Post
    Idea... stop busting big house parties before 2:00am...
    Yea, because if I call the cops to my house, I want them to tell me that I'm on my own to get people out of my house.


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