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27
Yes, they need a way to relax. No, they aren't there to play.
Debate Score:60
Arguments:51
Total Votes:62
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 Yes, they need a way to relax. (25)
 
 No, they aren't there to play. (25)

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Should college students be able to set up gaming devices in their dorm?

Should college students be able to have personal gaming devices or smart tv's in their dorms?

Yes, they need a way to relax.

Side Score: 33
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No, they aren't there to play.

Side Score: 27
4 points

Uh yes? We live here full time. Were not working 24/7

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Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.
3 points

Absolutely. It's even fairly standard practice on some jobs that require heavy brain use that employees take short breaks during which computer games are very accepted for a little wind down. My father used to play Freecell quite a lot.

Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.
1 point

Yes. As long as it doesn't affect their work, then I think they have the right to install a PlayStation or Xbox if they want to. It is their room, after all. But it could get in the way of their studies.

Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.
2 points

I personally have nothing against college students having gaming or other things.

But here's the deal. College dormitories are college property (whether private or public). As college property they are subject to just about any rule the college wants to impose in their property. If the rule is you can't paint the wall red, then you can't. And if you don't like the rule then your choices are a) appeal the rule and try to get the college to change it's policy, or b) move off campus to housing the college does not control, or c) change colleges.

Basically, being in a dorm isn't all that different from being a guest in someone's house. You have to play be their rules. And they don't even need a good reason for having the rule.

Side: No, they aren't there to play.
seanB(356) Disputed
1 point

What a lot of shit. People pay rent to live in dorms. I pay rent, so it's MY home. You want to ban me from having a console in my room? Get the fuck out of here with your shit.

It's a different matter if you want me not to smoke, or not to create a racket, or not to piss all over the floor: that's reasonable. But banning consoles? Really? It wouldn't even register on the scale of things-we-shouldn't-allow-in-dorms if you brought it to a judge.

They'd tell you to mind your own business and stop harassing your tenants.

Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.
Mint_tea(2531) Disputed
1 point

That's actually a common misconception. If you are paying rent you are paying for the right to live there, not the right to do what you want to the place. If the landlord sets down rules, you have to follow them. Don't like it? Get out and find a place with less rules or rules you can abide by. With some colleges, they have their own wireless/wired connection with only one router per room which usually holds two people. Not all colleges can allow unnecessary gaming systems. (again, most can but not all can) This will always depend on the college/university of course but you are still subject to their rules and if it's written in those rules the Judge will look at you and say, hey you agreed to it when you moved in. As Greneche said, if the rules seem stupid, move off campus or go to a different college.

Side: No, they aren't there to play.
Grenache(5564) Disputed
1 point

“...if you brought it to a judge...” Do you not understand that a disagreement with your college over this would never make it to a court room? It is the college’s dorm. Your disagreement with their rules would never make it to a court. You would be disciplined by the college, potentially even expelled, and that would be the end of it.

Side: No, they aren't there to play.

Get a job if you got that much spare time. Stop whining, trust me others have it worse and are starving.

Side: No, they aren't there to play.
seanB(356) Disputed
2 points

So you don't watch films, read books, or listen to the radio then? No?

Oh thats right, you spend your free time on internet debate sites pretending to have a job and no free time, hating younger people for having free time.

Get a job? Lol ... Get a life!

Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.

Just to show you how insignificant your troll attempt at baiting me into a rage and cry is, I'm both upvoting your argument and supporting it.

Add your CD point count to your Discord profile, I'm sure Twitch chat will bow before you Kappa....

Side: Yes, they need a way to relax.