The events surrounding the tragedy of Samantha Spady’s death are
winding down, but we hope that the cause of her death remains in
the minds of everyone around here for a long time.
Alcohol abuse isn’t just a problem here at CSU. Spady’s death
may not be the only alcohol-related death in the state. A
University of Colorado-Boulder student also died Thursday night,
possibly of alcohol poisoning, in a fraternity house in
Students need to evaluate their behavior and question whether
they are gambling with their lives. Not only can alcohol abuse be
dangerous to the individual who is drinking, but it can also put
those around them at risk as well.
As time passes, people may forget the magnitude or severity of
certain events. Since Spady’s death, a lot has been done to examine
and fix the problem of binge drinking on campus and in Fort
Collins. But, as people’s memories start to fade we hope that this
issue will still be important.
An important lesson should be learned from Spady’s death. We
hope that people will continue to drink responsibly and not take
their own lives for granted.