Simpson to Build New Bar on Campus: Holy Grounds to become Holy Rounds

Holy RoundsSimpson College prides itself on its innovative and progressive ideas. The latest move by Simpson administration will be its most innovative to date and will turn “Holy Grounds,” the campus coffee shop, into a bar.

The new bar known as “Holy Rounds” will become a new place for students 21 years of age or older to gather and enjoy themselves in between study sessions. The idea for the bar was presented by Simpson students who really enjoyed drinking at the local “watering holes” in Indianola such as the Zoo and Mojo’s.

When presented with the idea, SGA was “kind-a” skeptical. One member of SGA, who wished to remain anonymous, commented as such: “I wasn’t sure if they were serious or not but the 21-year-olds were excited, so I’m sure this will be a great way for the school to make some good money.”

The idea was presented to the Board of Trustees and they decided as a Board that “money was money.”

“Some of our less innovative Trustees took issue with a campus bar being that close to the chapel,” said Joseph D. Hall, retired radiologist and graduate of the class of 1958. “So I told those Trustees why not put the sinners next to the church, maybe they’ll get enlightened by drinks five or six.”

Students living on campus are also excited about the creation of “Holy Rounds” and the idea of having a chance to train and gain skills in the one field in America that will always need workers. Local bar enthusiast Bill Hitt had this to say on the creation of the bar: “I will actually spend time with God now through drinking with the Lord in mind.”

Holy Rounds is scheduled to open during May Term of 2015.

By: Luke Johnston

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