A new school year brings the return of one of my favorite mindless reading pleasures: the student newspaper published by collegians at my alma mater.
This week's edition has an article about the Amethyst Initiative, as well as this: (Although the student's name was published in the newspaper, I'm identifying her by her initials as well as omitting the name of the college.)
As many freshmen kiss their parents goodbye, for more than a few, visions of uninterrupted keg parties, unlimited liquor shots and games of beer pong come to mind. "I expected more drinking. I'm not going to lie. I was a little disappointed," M.S., freshman special education major, said about her orientation at Liberal Arts College.
Wow. With tuition at this institution of higher education just shy of $30,000 (with another $11,000 tacked on for room and board), I can only imagine how pleased M.S's parents will be to read how their investment is already paying off.
Let's hope that sometime in the next four years M.S. learns about a nifty little website called Google.com, which will keep her intelligent quote available for all posterity, as well as for any potential school district wishing to hire her to teach their special education students.