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APSCUF Strike = Fall Block Party?

There has been rumor of a fall Block Party since the talk of a potential Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties strike began, but Bloom Block Party’s twitter account confirmed it this morning. It's official, we're on strike!…

BU Student Slashed at Annual Block Party Event

During the town’s annual Block Party a student was severely slashed by a non-student. Sophomore, Roberto Soto was coming to the aid of a young woman who was punched by a man when he felt the edge of a blade…

Bloomsburg University President Sounds Off on Block Party

Bloomsburg University President David Soltz is not a fan of Block Party. When asked about his general feelings regarding the event, Soltz was fairly blunt. “I wish we didn’t have it,” said Soltz. “I understand that students would want to…

Block Party and Local Business “Business is Booming!”

BLOOMSBURG — With Block Party getting under way, Bloomsburg is once again bracing itself for a hectic weekend, to say the least. Besides the large crowds, food and alcohol, it’s also a huge weekend for local businesses. The strip of…

BU Alumni Weigh in on Block Party

Thanks to the 1990’s more relaxed laws and the wonderful development of the old Sesame Street Apartments, Bloomsburg became very well-known over the years for the large spring semester gathering now known as Block Party. This history of Block Party is…

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For Beer Store, Block Party “All Such a Pain”

Block Party is not at all something to look forward to, according to the manager of Bloomsburg’s Campus Beer distributor. While they see rising numbers in terms of revenue, it also means loads of preparation and precautions. “We don’t look…

After Big Numbers at Block Party ’15– Police Chief Vows Zero Tolerance Again

“For the last three years it’s been pretty much a zero tolerance policy when it comes to crime codes violations” Chief of police, Robert Van Loan says, “which would include underage drinking, disorderly conduct, any assaults or anything like that.”…

University Director: Block Party ‘Reflects Poorly’ on BU

Bloomsburg University alumnus and former town mayor Dan Knorr worries about the negative perception Block Party has been creating with people in the community and beyond. “Some of the worst behavior isn’t BU students, but students are the ones hosting the…

BU Student’s Reactions to Annual Block Party

  This article originally appeared on BlockPartyInsider.wordpress.com, a project for Mass Communications’ Spring 2016 Journalism Workshop. You can view all of the workshop’s work there.

How to Survive Block Party

It’s almost that time of year once again. April 16 marks this year’s Block Party and students are gearing up for the annual weekend of drinking and debauchery. It’s a day that students love and townies hate. Last year’s Block…