Why is it such a big deal if I drink while in school? I’m paying for my education, I should be able to choose how I want to go about it. Yes, the legal drinking age is 21, but whitewater takes this to an extreme. They will bust any party, and stop anybody on the streets if they think they might be drinking. Isn’t it innocent until proven guilty? If I am walking the streets and not causing any problems, why should police question me? This is college, everyone is going to drink! Underage drinking should be enforced, but Whitewater takes it to a whole new level. Just about every other college in Wisconsin is super lenient regarding teenage drinking. One night in the dorms, my brother was drinking. They were being respectful and kept the noise to a minimum. The dorms were scarce because just about everyone had left for the weekend. The RA’s were knocking randomly on the doors to try and bust underage drinkers. They knocked on my brother’s dorm, and walked inside without permission to try and find any evidence of drinking. They found an opened beer to the side of the room, and threatened to call the cops. He wrote down everyone’s names, and now my brother is on probation for a year and had to take a 3-hour online class, which cost $35. If he gets caught again he could get kicked out of the dorms, and if he reaches 3-4 times he will be expelled from every UW school for a year. This seems pretty severe, because they were just minding their own business. There is no reason RA’s and cops have to be such pricks and ruin college life for young adults. UWW cops suck and only want money from underagers.