Volume 95, Issue 11

Wednesday, September 19, 2001
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Passing the border buck

Picking up trash: not just a bar activity

U teaches tough lessons

Cyclist forced to come to complete stop

Insight from a commie?

Precious time on a fragile planet

I can make my own bread

Taking a closer look at the "kill 'em all" mentality

Cyclist forced to come to complete stop

To the Editor:

I'm sure when this fair institution was founded, the urban planners of the day never anticipated the amount of bodies that would travel over the grounds of this campus.

I'm sure they never anticipated having to design for the shockingly self-absorbed either.

I know September is an adjustment period for all those who attend this university and the sunny months of summer have lulled people into being the walking lobotomized, whose only thoughts are of that next bitchin' kegger.

There really is, however, no excuse for the numerous acts of self-endangerment that go on this time of year. I know there are countless more destructive examples of such, but my particular beef is with the number of people who aimlessly wander on or across the bike path that wraps around the top of University College Hill to the bottom where the lights are.

I would run into all of you with righteous indignation if I didn't have my own self-preservation in mind. I can't count the number of times I've had to come to a complete stop on the bike path because some lost sheep has mistaken it for their own personal side walk.

All I'm asking for is a little more courtesy and for people to be aware of what they are doing, be it walking, biking or driving.

Cora Bennett

Graduate studies, Civil/Environmental Engineering II

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