BYU now offers caffeine: Is BYU-Idaho next?

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Effective today, September 21st, 2017, caffeinated drinks will be available on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo.

The decision also extends to BYU athletic events.

The announcement, which BYU made on their Facebook page Thursday morning, has been met with thousands of “likes,” “wows,” and “loves.”

“They must know it’s my birthday,” says Sarah Grotenhuis.

“For the love of all things caffeinated…please say they will have DP?” commented Keena Richmond Williams.

Both respondents and BYU have generally maintained a light-hearted attitude about the new move, for which many students have hoped.

“Legalization is a huge step in the right direction,” says Ethan Cash, “but will jail time now be abolished for those who have been caught brewing and selling caffeine on campus? ”

“In select locations on campus, we will be providing the latest dispensing equipment,” BYU added. “Treat yo self.”

According to another BYU comment, the director of Food Services in the mid-1950’s made the decision to not sell caffeinated beverages. In past years, Dining Services had not received many requests for caffeinated soda.

“Consumer preferences have clearly changed and requests have become much more frequent,” BYU added.

So what does this have to do with us up here in Rexburg?

One comment, in particular, drove home local relevance to the matter:

“You should talk to your good friends in Rexburg,” commented Chris Thompson. “Please and thank you.”

What do our readers think? Should BYU-Idaho follow suit of our affiliate down in Provo and start providing caffeinated soda on campus? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!