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The following article was posted on December 4th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 19 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 19

Ease up on the frats

Doug Walby - Escondido

Brought the family up for Thanksgiving week and found a copy of New Times lying around the pool, so I thought I’d give it a read. Jeez, you guys have really gotten yourselves worked up over this silly frat party thing, haven’t you (“Hosed,” Nov. 28)?

Bad judgment? Bad taste? Yes, and yes; it’s a frat house, not Dear Abby. So, what exactly are the standards these days for getting together a few dozen, or maybe a hundred or so drunken college kids, presumably many of whom are below the legal drinking age to begin with?

Take a look at some of the decisions corporate America and our government have put forth as examples over the last few decades, and you’ll see that making bad decisions is an American tradition, so why set the bar so high for a bunch of college students? I’m not saying the frat made a good choice with their party theme, but I’m a bit surprised at the intensity of the reactions I read in your paper. In addition to learning their chosen fields of study, college students have been known to party and act like idiots from time to time, and somehow the university system of the entire nation has been able to survive this heinous breach of ethics over the years.