In what many students dub the perfect mix – clever costumes and bars that open at 7:00 a.m. – the Village in West Lafayette wakes up early on home football game and Grand Prix Saturdays. Begun in the mid-1980s, Breakfast Club’s increasing popularity prompted change in 2009: barriers temporarily narrowed State Street to widen sidewalks and Purdue police stepped off campus to share foot patrols with West Lafayette officers.

Feature in Jan/Feb 2010 Purdue Alumnus
Illustration Direction, Art Direction and Design: Ryan Gibboney
Illustration: Jonathan Carlson