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Not above the law

Melissa Jordan | Thursday, September 2, 2010

To Joe Deter, and others scrambling for a poor excuse for underage drinking,

I can’t be entirely sure about you, but I like to think that I, along with my wonderful Notre Dame classmates were raised to be mature adults. This would include having integrity and not using other poor behavior as an excuse for your own poor behavior.

I am throughly embarrassed for the Notre Dame community that I know and love. Why is it that some here feel so entitled that they see themselves above the law? Just because South Bend has other crime doesn’t mean that some laws stop being applicable. Also, when one considers the fairly long lifespan of Americans, there is plenty of time to drink when you’re of legal age.

As part of the Notre Dame family, the actions of students who choose to be irresponsible and drink underage reflect poorly on me. Though, perhaps I am one of the few who doesn’t need to drink at college — the exhilaration of even being a student here is enough of a buzz for me.

Melissa Jordan


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