Hoverboards have proven to be a fire hazard. Do you think that they should be ban from all campuses?

Mallory Bechtold ‘19: “I don’t really know the statistics on how many fires there are, but I don’t think they should be ban[ned] because it’s just another way for people to get around easier. I mean, if you can afford it, why not get one? I feel like it’s a risk worth [taking].”

Mariana Mangini ‘18: “If it’s causing fires — and mainly I’m seeing them with freshmen — it’s probably not a good idea [to have them]. We’re probably going to see a lot more building fires, but at the end of the day it’s up to the Board and it’s up to the students to see if they decide to obey warnings.”

Scott Hiller, assistant professor of economics: “I don’t think there’s really any reason to ban them. I think that most of the manufacturers that had the problems with the fire have been pulled from most of the retailers and I don’t think it’s really a danger to most students.”

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