Saturday, August 25, 2007

What the heck is going to college about today?

A recent article in the local news has made me wonder about the point of going to college today.

Their are so many things you learn in college in and out of the classroom. I sometimes think I learned as much if not more about life and leadership from being a member of the football team (Go Oilers) and Fraternity (TKE RULES)then I did from classes. But everyone is different.

But hey college today is a must. You must go, you must fork over all the cash you have and you must borrow, borrow and borrow some more because the cost of higher education has increased more then any other item in our economy. I have been gone awhile but I hope the quality of our educators have increased accordingly and not just thier pay...but I doubt it.

But I read with interest that one of our local State Universities had an organized police crackdown on the first weekend of school.

That first weekend over 70 students were arrested and maybe even have had the course of their futures changed forever. Well you ask...what were the arrested for?

Some for drinking beer.....oh my!
Some for smoking grass.....oh no!
Some for uhm...fornicating in gosh!

Now I know we are supposed to obey the laws and and I am not endorsing anything here but nor am I judging anyone.

But I have just one damn question......if you can't go to college today and drink some beer, smoke a little reefer if you want to try it and maybe have a intimate relationship with someone...what the hell are you going for?

Now I now there are some folks out there that were angels in school and never did and never have done anything they were not supposed to but I am sure glad they did not have this raid on my first weekend on campus.



Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

While I may not agree with what they have done, I think it is so very sad that these charges will stick with them for years to come everytime they apply for a job. Sad.

Kim Ayres said...

Anyone who was stupid enough to do these things in public and get caught...

Still, gaining a criminal record for it is really a bit steep.

Kei said...

You were no angel? Say it ain't so! ;)

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I went the University of Buffalo in NY..I remember the days of drinking and all that fun stuff..but I was the one who had the Diet Coke. got my degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and became a Speech Therapist for children with autism. But I learned so much on the job...

Anonymous said...

I am 100% with you. I know I will sound like an oldie, but what happened to the good old days? We are all way too uptight about some things these days and not paying attention to the real important stuff.
Take Care,
Kris (no angel in college :)), mom to Jennifer (T21)

Jeff said...

Shannon - Thanks for sharing your thoughts are they should have been smarter but it's thier first weekend ....

Kim - I agree....I was always really good at not getting

Kei - Hey Babe...good to see you know I am an angel...

Dori - Well glad you stayed with the diet coke but my age is showing as I don't think we had diet yet when I was in college. Sure glad you are here.

Kris - thanks for posting and good to see you. How is everything up north?


Mary Witzl said...

This post made me laugh. I was a very good girl in college, but for pity's sake -- we have bigger things to worry about in this world than reefer, partying and al fresco, ah, intimacy.

Still, I have to go along with what you said: if they had to do it, they should have been smart enough NOT to get caught. After all, what are they going to college for?

Jeff said...


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