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Drunken revelry inappropriate

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I believe that many of the celebrations that occurred after the elections were inappropriate and uncalled for. Several groups of students ran amuck and shouted banter while the rest of us tried to stay focused on our studies.

On my short walk to LaFortune, I noticed several instances of rioting. In one particular instance, I came across a group of girls shouting and screaming at the top of their lungs, disrespecting the students working on final projects within Bond Hall. One girl had even taken off her shirt in what seemed to be a drunken frenzy and ran around at the top of the Bond Hall stairs. She had taken with her a students bike, attempting to block the doors to Bond Hall. I also noticed a few other bicycles waving in the trees.

I believe that we are all entitled to celebrate the results of this years election, but we should do so with restraint and be aware that others on campus are trying to study for important tests and are working on important projects. We should show the same respect towards our fellow student as McCain showed towards Obama. We should not result to rioting on campus and drunken revelry. If you want to go crazy, please take it to the bar.

James Miller


off campus

Nov. 5