Volume 92, Issue 27

Thursday, October 22, 1998

mark's going to jail


OPINIONS
 

Someone else

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.

Sarah Schlote
Psychology I




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