Root Beer Kegger: Safe craziness!

To cap off the first ever Alcohol Awareness Week at Colorado School of Mines, Campus Crusade for Christ hosted a root beer kegger Friday night after the silent movie “Nosferatu.” The root beer was from Tommyknockers brewery in Idaho Springs, CO.

The kegger was put on to generate interest in a different kind of partying, one without alcohol. Rather than getting drunk, students had the option to come down to Friedhoff Hall after a tough week of classes, and enjoy a couple of glasses of good root beer. The party was complete with music, crazy dancing, and lots of snacks for thirsty moviegoers.

CSM hosted a campus-wide alcohol awareness week from October 24 to October 28, 2011 to alert students to the dangers of alcohol abuse, with events designed to educate and entertain. Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to attend game shows, speakers, and comedians. The events concluded with a screening of the German silent movie “Nosferatu” which was filmed in 1922. Nosferatu was one of the original vampire horror films, sparking an entire genre of the gritty, dark, slow-moving thrillers.

The root beer kegger was an appropriate way to end a week of events designed to show students that alcohol is not a prerequisite for a good time.

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