Re: Dead things on campus, Oct. 21
To the Editor:
I was meandering up UC Hill yesterday, as did Mike Battista, when I noticed the dead squirrel. The only difference was that it was between two rocks, which had undoubtedly been used to pound the creature's body into the flattened state I found it in. Also, its tail had been snapped off and was found a few feet away.
Needless to say, I was disgusted. Yet, unlike Mr. Battista (and other students), I took action. I contacted The Gazette and the University Students' Council, which in turn called the police. The office I met with on the hill called someone from maintenance and, presumably, the rotting and bludgeoned corpse has been disposed of.
At the time, I had no idea the body had been there for a few days. I personally thought it had been part of a cruel prank. Mr. Battista, why didn't you contact someone the moment you found the body? Why didn't you complain after seeing the pitiful squirrel for a second day? The problem with most people is that they always assume "someone else will do it."
Please remember that we are all "someone else" to someone else it is best to get things done yourself. Next time, Mr. Battista, take action don't just complain about it.