Volume 92, Issue 26

Wednesday, October, 21 1998

bound and gagged


Beyond the sex and booze

Re: Protest the protest, Oct. 8

To the Editor:

When I read Erin Schroeder's letter, I was absolutely appalled! Perhaps Orientation is not as important to you now because you are in second year or maybe it did not have an impact on your life. But I, like many others, came from out of town and for that reason orientation was extremely important to me!

Like most students, I worried about what the people here would be like, how I would make friends and how I would find my classes. Drinking and partying were important, but contrary to what you believe, they are not at the top of everyone's priority list.

I had a great Frosh week and because of my positive experiences, I have continued to be a part of off campus orientation for the past three years. Even though it is not for everybody, Frosh Week has a tremendous impact on many first-year students.

These are the people who are protesting. Not because they want future Frosh to be able to get drunk and have sex, but because they want them to be comfortable at Western and learn what Western pride is really all about.

It is not that we don't care about other issues, it is just that this is an issue which we must fight right now. I think the only pathetic person here is you, Erin, because you haven't looked at the issue from the perspective of those who care about the university and school spirit. Perhaps all that matters to you is money!

Jodi Burton
Psychology IV

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