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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


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Letter to the editor: Living up north feels like walking on broken glass

Usually, it’s not so bad. Sure, there might be one or two shattered bottles around the Sargent parking lot or a few beer cans thrown in the bushes around Lisa’s. It’s not okay, but it’s marginally tolerable. I am no longer tolerant. I have been pushed to the limit. Saturday morning I was walking to work enjoying the sunshine on my face and the wind in my hair. It was a beautiful 74-degree morning, the grass was green, the air smelled like flowers. And then BAM! Tripped on a beer can. Imagine my shock and disgust as I looked around and counted 18 beer cans and (at least) two shattered glass bottles in one block of Sheridan north of Noyes. Now, as a resident of Goodrich House, I can attest that there were no ragers in my building Friday night. Nor did I see any in Lindgren or FoHo. I can’t say anything about GREEN House beyond the fact that their passionate love of recycling would have kept them from leaving such a mess. And given the containment of the damage to the frat half of north campus – there wasn’t a heap of Bud Light in front of Kemper or CCI – I must conclude that the fault lies with the esteemed residents of our dear fraternities or their guests. Now, before you stop reading and dismiss me as some Greek hater foaming at the mouth, just know that I have many friends in fraternities and sororities who I think are great people. I just hope they had nothing to do with the carnage left over from Friday night. It’s disgusting. It’s a hazard. Imagine the girls who walk home in their stilettos at 7:30 a.m. when the mass exodus from the quads begins. Not only would a faceplant hurt on those cobblestones, but imagine what would happen if you throw in huge shards of glass. But not only is it aesthetically displeasing and an obvious hazard, it’s disrespectful, both to the other students at Northwestern and to the facilities management workers who will have to clean it up. Imagine one more thing: a group of parents or those people who always seem to have a conference at Tech. Now imagine they go slightly north of Tech, and see heaps of trash and broken glass scattered everywhere. It reflects poorly both on Northwestern and on our esteemed fraternity men. Emily Davidson Weinberg junior

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