Student Voice


March 2, 2024



Letter to the editor

Freshman low-blows uncalled for

December 5, 2008

I have a question for you, Brad Brookins. You say you have great friends and that is why you stay on campus. Well, good for you. But what happens when you graduate (let’s be generous here) in two years and find yourself alone because your friends have also? What are your options?

You can follow your friends, make new ones, go off alone, or possibly go back home. Now why would following your friends be more acceptable than going home to your family?

If you want to go to a school where people stay on campus on the weekends you shouldn’t have chosen a commuter college.

And when you speak of the flashing lights in front of Crabtree and McMillan, all I have to say is those people going home are probably freshmen, and they probably miss home, and they probably don’t value the same things as you and this makes them scum, right?

I get it, as the most self-pro- fessed social person on cam- pus you think you have authority over those that DON'T rely on their friends to rule every aspect of their life.

You are a soon-to-be-senior so low-blows at freshman are pretty easy to deliver. Good for you, Brad. And while you’re at it, why don’t you toss a couple kicks at those pesky squirrels on campus? Or here’s a thought, com- plain about something else unoriginal and overblown such as the parking issue, or lack of night-time activities in River Falls (even though the Twin Cities are 20 minutes away).

Please Brad, may I visit my boyfriend in Eau Claire this weekend? Or should I invite him over to campus and throw back a couple warm, flat beers in a dingy basement with a bunch of strangers?

Lacy Lukaszewicz, student