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Auburn students crowd bar during first weekend on campus, university “will investigate to determine next steps”

Kentucky will kick off its season on the road against Auburn in just 34 days. At least, that’s the plan as of right now. We’ve seen how fast things change in 2020.

The Auburn community flooded the bars around campus on Saturday night. Students were photographed standing shoulder to shoulder; there are few masks in sight and no sign of social distancing. Current Alabama law says all bars must stop serving alcohol at 11:00 pm, but the students at Auburn made sure to all get their drinks before the deadline.

Here was the scene on the first weekend after students got back to campus:

Auburn reported 41 COVID-19 cases for the week of August 8-14 and has reported 338 since March. The city is still under Governor Kay Ivey’s statewide mask mandate that requires face coverings when in public and in close contact with other people. The area’s local media covered the scene this weekend, and had this to say:

“Throughout the week, bar patrons could be seen out of their seats and mingling without masks in Southeastern, Skybar, 1716 and Moe’s Original BBQ. On Saturday, the numbers in Southeastern and Skybar rose to the hundreds, and police officers showed up at each bar, hitting Southeastern around 10:30 p.m. and Skybar around 10:45 p.m. An reporter saw the police handing the manager of Southeastern and the owner of Skybar papers from their clipboards, but they did not respond to requests for comment.”

The university responded to the reports in a press release Sunday, saying it will “investigate to determine next steps.”

“Auburn’s Code of Student Conduct pertains to students on campus and situationally off campus. The code speaks to the utmost importance of the health, safety and welfare of students and can be applied to a student’s or organization’s behavior involving health and safety wherever it occurs. The code notes that students should alert appropriate officials of any substantial information that a student’s or student organization’s presence on campus is potentially dangerous to the health of the university community. Auburn also employs the use of a Healthcheck screener that students are required to use daily to register whether they have any symptoms and receive approval for attending campus.”

A little over a week ago, Auburn players took to Twitter to air their grievances about their fellow students having total disregard for COVID-19. Those concerns were brought back up this weekend after videos of the local bar scene began to surface.

Are Auburn fans scared of playing Kentucky? Do they want the season to be canceled? Will there even be a season? Is it possible to do remote learning and have the players on campus? The universities had to have known this would happen, right?

These are just a few of the questions that remain unanswered for now, but if the Auburn bars are any indication, colleges may not be able to continue in-person classes for too much longer.

Go Cats and wear a mask.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

30 Comments for Auburn students crowd bar during first weekend on campus, university “will investigate to determine next steps”

  1. BigBluSoTru
    10:20 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    It’s just starting and don’t think it aint going too happen here.

  2. Jambluehue99
    10:28 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Oh my! People living life! Have to shut that down!

    • bigbluebg
      10:49 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      There’s living life and then there’s blatant disregard for the rules. There is a mask ordinance.

      Man F*** those kids, I want to watch football.

    • bigbluebg
      10:50 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Wear masks seem to be all they’re asking these kids to do.

    • ScoggDog
      10:56 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Wear the Yellow Star seemed to be reasonable – until they got their complimentary train tickets.

      Pick up a book. Maybe something from Shirer.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:10 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

      We are being conditioned to obey, they are normalizing it. “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nation will accept the New World Order.”
      — David Rockefeller speaking at a UN Business Conference, Sept. 14, 1994

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:13 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

      “We shall have world government whether or not we like it. The only question is whether world government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”
      — James Paul Warburg – In an address to the U.S. Senate, July 17th, 1950

    • Cousins Fake Tooth 2
      3:15 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

      Also lots of other rules, like can’t go 56 in the 55, but I am sure you have done that before bigbluebg

  3. ScoggDog
    10:46 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Well By God. Students were spotted standing shoulder to shoulder. That crap must stop.

    Do you people ever get tired of being a real life hall monitor ? No – you don’t. It’s LARPing – except you’re not pretending to be a fighter or a thief. You’re just a hall monitor.

    You know who ain’t gonna’ catch the ‘Rona in that picture in that bar in Auburn ? Any of you staying at home and mouthing on KSR about how dangerous that picture is. Because they ain’t in your bubble. And I got a hunch they don’t want to be. Because your bubble is boring as Hell.

    Stay safe. And away from the rest of us that ain’t so scared to die that we quit trying to live.

    • bigbluebg
      10:56 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      They could wear masks.
      You must not want football to happen.
      The bar should probably have them and hand em out so they don’t get shamed.

      My bubble is boring is hell because I’m in the hospital fighting cancer for the 3rd time. I want to watch football whilst I’m here.

      Oh and I’m sure you live it up man. I had tons of fun before starting chemo, did it with a mask and not around 100 ppl.

  4. ScoggDog
    11:04 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Yes – they could. They could also wear muzzles. Cones of shame. Whatever.

    Now tell me – and I hope you have good luck with your chemo – but tell me, how much must the rest of society shelter up and hunker down to keep you safe ?

    How much must the rest of life stop, for you ?

    • bigbluebg
      12:16 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

      It’s a mask.
      Wearing a mask is for others who cannot get the virus without complications.

      You think it’s a cone of shame? How dumb are you? Seriously?

    • bigbluebg
      12:20 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

      Im literally in a hospital and can’t leave.

      It’s for the elderly.
      Is going to a bar really that important? I didn’t say stay home, but being really close to a 100 other ppl is what not to do.
      If it was 10 ppl on a patio then fine but this is exactly how they said mass spread would occur. Large groups.

  5. PensacolaCat
    11:06 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Every last one of those students should be be locked up and tried for attempted murder! I would push for the death penalty to show these creeps…unless they are affiliated with BLM and then they should be given a large check and a high five.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:07 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

      Haven’t you heard? Riots and looting are no problem because they are done outside (until they go into the stores of course). Never mind that Biden has called for mandatory masks nationwide including outside.

  6. runningunnin.454
    11:47 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Stupid, drunk, and out of work is no way to go through life, children.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:07 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

      lol. We can always count on RG for a bit of levity.

  7. kycatshoops
    1:36 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

    Literally every place that has had a mask ordinance is seeing far less illness and death due to Covid. How is this still a debate?

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:02 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

      Andy you really believe this?

    • Cousins Fake Tooth 2
      3:14 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

      Except for New Zealand and Sweden, where they did nothing, didn’t make masks mandatory, and they are doing much better than most places. Sheep.

  8. 4everUKBlue
    8:02 am August 24, 2020 Permalink
    download and share….it’s free

  9. Rick_S
    10:19 am August 24, 2020 Permalink

    ALL bars have to be shut down now..drinking kids are stupid.

  10. bigbluebg
    12:13 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

    I got your holocaust reference. Holocaust reading was 7th grade.

    This topic seems to be more along the lines of the american journal of epidemiology.

  11. KyZoneBlitz
    1:47 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

    The 2nd amendment was created to protect the people from a tyrannical government. Masks are mandatory?…. Ok, Ill play the game. As long as I can Freely continue to conceal-carry my Springfield XD-Mod2 9mm with 2 extra extended Mags and open-carry my Glock-21, 45-Cal, standard 14+1, but I also carry 1 extra standard mag, plus 2 more 30-rnd Mags. Oh, also got a Taurus-856, 357 for the ankle, but still adjusting to the newer holster, lol. If youve never worn a piece on your ankle, it is an odd experience, but getting it broke in and used to it should come with time so, I’ll be just fine ?. Oh yeah, almost forgot, I also have an AR-15, 556-NATO for my “Truck-gun”, I keep it loaded with a 60-rnd drum, then have 8 more 30-rnd mags with couplers ready to go (Couplers hold 2 seperate mags together so you can reload faster, for those who dont know what a Mag Coupler is, lol) And also two 45-rnd mags as last-stand/resorts, etc.. etc…lol, and no this isnt all just sliding around my back seat or anything. I actually have an SUV, and have the rear-hatch set up nicely, basically like a gun-safe with everything locked down but easily accessible in case SHTF. Go Cats, Party responsibly, and if you have to wear a mask, just make sure your wearing real protection as well, lol.

  12. KyZoneBlitz
    2:06 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

    Oh, also dont know why I feel compelled to say this vut in todays world, you can never really tell so here it goes. I am bot depressed, nor hold a gridge against anyone or any company, lol. I m not Krazy, psycho, skitzo, Angry or anything anywhere in between. I just know that you have about a 50/50 chance of, if attacked, facing only 1 armed “bad-guy”, and I’d rather not be the guy who held off 3-4 would-be robbers, only to run out of ammo, get shot, killed and robbed anyways. Or God forbid (And yes, I really pray this never happens) I be out at a store, Walmart or wherever, or out at a show with the wife and kids, and an active shooter situation happens. Both my wife AND my 2 kids know exactly what to do, how to do it and that remaining calm and alert, as well as being well ptepared and trained (Yes, I train my Son and Daughter with firearms, just as anything in life, Knowledge is power, and the more familiar/Trained/Prepared they are, they become less likely to treat any real firearm like a toy. Ive literally trained them to walk into a Restaurant and by the time we reach our table -which must have views of every exit- They know how many exits there are and where they are, and the easiest path to reach the safest exit in case of a live situation -What we call it- or any other emergency. We even practice at home, and they take it more seriously than I or my wife does, lol (Which I wont lie, is kind of fun, but also prideful because they are extremely efficient, and if they were 20-25, you’d think they were military) But I’m just a Proud American who loves his country, his guns, his family and God. Im not perfect, and yes I love to go to the gunrange with the family and gain experience through repetition, but also because its FUN to shoot guns when done safely and responsibly, and because we go to the range often, its easier to have the rifle locked down in the truck, along with portable, easily accessible gun-safes in case were in the house and I dont have time to get the Mossberg, lol. Go Cats!!

  13. Cousins Fake Tooth 2
    3:12 pm August 24, 2020 Permalink

    University will decide what the next step is? Is the bar on Auburn property? If not, tell them to shove it, not a thing they can do about it. I can’t wait for lawsuits to start dropping over this nanny state of places such as AU. Sorry, you don’t get to tell people what they can and can’t do when they are not in school.