Volume 92, Issue 21

Thursday, October 8, 1998

far out


OPINIONS
 

Protest the protest

Re: Hundreds protest new O-week, Oct. 6

To the Editor:

When I heard that Western students had held a protest, I thought, "How fantastic! They're speaking up for their rights! They want to be heard!"

But when I found out that it was about the elimination of Orientation Week, my heart sank. I could not believe that this was something that students felt deserved a protest. There was going to be less time to party, less time to get drunk and less time to have meaningless sex – what a shame.

How pathetic are you people that you feel Frosh Week is essential to the university experience? Don't you think that there are more pressing issues to protest against? What about the ever-increasing school tuition? Or the reduction of student loans? Or the fact that this university along with many others, will soon be run by corporations such as Coca-Cola, ACC and Tim Hortons?

All of these things affect you! And you're worrying about losing precious time to party? I am ashamed. I am ashamed of all of you and I am ashamed to say I even go to this university.

Erin Schroeder

Undeclared II



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