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Oct 242004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

A tragedy Thursday evening is just one more example showing that

we are not alone.

A 20-year-old Colorado College student fell from her

fourth-story residence hall window and alcohol may be involved.

The death adds to the count of student deaths this past semester

around the nation, most of which were alcohol-related.

So, why aren’t we learning? Instead of learning about

responsible drinking from these deaths, many CSU students have

decided to fight the system.

When university officials banned alcohol at Sonny Lubick Field

at Hughes Stadium, we decided to sneak it in, we decided to drink

even more before the game and we decided to write dissenting

letters on the ban to the Collegian.

But here’s a news flash: you’re not hurting or beating the

system, you’re just hurting yourself, your university’s reputation

and the value of your degree.

When Sports Illustrated on Campus published an article

criticizing CSU’s drinking culture on Thursday, many students were

outraged, but can you honestly say that you don’t see people

sneaking alcohol into the stadium for football games or starting

chants that demand beer?

That blemish is part of our university’s reality.

Students say we are not different than any other school, but

allowing ourselves to be a part of the status quo is exactly what

will be the downfall of our university.

People around the nation are beginning to see CSU as a

university obsessed with alcohol, and as much as we hate the image,

it is up to us to change it.

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