Emphasis on “raging” doesn’t consider consequences
Letter to the editor
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 18:03
I am saddened to see the article written by Mary Castro, “Student entrepreneurs create clothing company” that ran on Feb. 29.
I am all for students making money in these tough economic times, however to promote a clothing company that celebrates partying and drinking right before spring break is not right. Spring break is more than partying and having drinks, but being safe.
I am a senior here at FGCU and I have worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) in Boca Raton, FL while I attended Florida Atlantic University and the local office here in Fort Myers.
I am your typical college student who likes to go out with friends and have a great time, but I am only one of a handful of students who know the true and real dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.
I have worked with multiple families who have lost their children because of a drunk driver and I have personally lost two fraternity brothers because of a drunk driver.
According to M.A.D.D.’s website, Florida is ranked 13th when it comes to DUIs and you can only imagine how many more drunk drivers we get during spring break since Florida is a top designation for spring breakers.
It truly saddens me that the spring break edition of Eagle News does not have one article, statistics sheet or written section on the dangers of alcohol. I believe that the main message from FGCU to their students during spring break is safety, which the student newspaper would have been a crucial tool to promote the dangers of alcohol and carelessness during spring break.
I am not trying to be a buzz kill, but I am concerned with what we are trying to tell our fellow classmates to do and apparently that is to “rage.”