First of all, I’d like to thank the Collegian’s editorial board for
their opinion headline “Mistakes of few make all Greeks look bad.” A majority of the people not in fraternities and sororities don’t realize that most, if not all, Greek organizations are founded on a basis of establishing a bond between students and helping the community.
That being said, shame on you Collegian. Shame on you for taking a story about an underage drinker and turning it into a Sam Spady memorial piece. Imagine my confusion when I looked at the Collegian on Sept. 27, only to find a Sam Spady timeline. True, this was a terrible moment in the history of the University, but – and I know this sounds heartless – all incidents of alcohol on campus are not an excuse to bring up that particular story.
Underage drinking is not a rare occurrence on any college campus, and neither is detoxification. It happens multiple times a month (pay attention to the campus blotter and you’ll see what I mean). However, this story is given special treatment because it happened in a fraternity house, which is not right. I feel bad for the girl, because whereas other detox patients get a small place in the campus blotter that is barely mentioned, this girl made headlines on the front page more than once.
Perhaps the newspaper should consider printing headlines responsibly, rather than trying to cause a scandal.