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Question #19015 posted on 09/28/2005 3:13 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I spoke with a cop and asked why they close down the parties around here so early, when in other college towns they are more tolerant. He stated that the noise ordinance forbids any loud music after 10 at night. So I thought I would do BYU students a favor and try to change it to 1:30 on Fridays and 12:00 on Saturdays. Since that is curfew anyways, right? But I don't know where to start. Can you point me in the right direction?

- Wants to enjoy the college life

A: Dear Not havin' fun,

If the justification for shutting down parties is the noise ordinance, you'll have to work on changing the noise ordinance to a later time. Contact your local city councilman and see what they say about your cause.

Personally, some of us still have to get up early to work, even on the weekends, so I personally appreciate not having to listen to thumping music at 1am on Friday night when I have to be up at 5:30 Saturday morning. Helps to actually get some sleep at night.

A: Dear Wanting enjoyment,

Um, as far as I know, Provo doesn't have an official curfew. I have, of course, been wrong before, but the only times you just quoted are those when members of the opposite gender are required to leave the residence halls by. You live on campus, I guess, but that's NOT a curfew. Curfews require you to be in your own house by that time. That's what they have at the YI. We don't have a curfew here. We're adults. They've taught us correct principles, and we're expected to govern ourselves. If we don't do it, then others are called in.

On the other hand, last I talked to someone important, werf said the ten o'clock time was only on week nights. Granted, as someone who also works dislikes but requires early mornings, sometimes ten is still too late.

-The Easy Street