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Drunk students need safe transportation

Megan Hellmer, Staff Reporter

If you have seen the news about the issue of potential drunk driving between campus and JB’s, you know nothing gets “closer to home.”

It’s hard to miss what the problem is: the balance between offering parties for students and offering safe transportation to and from those parties. We’ve got the first part down. The second part? Not so much.

Lakeland is a close-knit family. There’s no denying that, and there’s no ignoring the impact that an accident would have on our campus family. Let’s ask ourselves what we can do to protect each other and avoid that. Let’s ask our campus leaders for their help.

We’re all looking forward to spring. I’m especially looking forward to seeing all the flowers growing alongside the road on my drive to campus, but I’d rather not see flowers by the road marking the accident site of a fellow Muskie.

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2 Responses to “Drunk students need safe transportation”

  1. Kimberly Lehman on February 17th, 2018 5:41 pm

    By drunk I’m guessing you don’t necessarily mean obliterated but even the majority who just enjoy a few adult beverages on a Saturday night don’t want to drive. Responsible students want to relax and enjoy and know they shouldn’t drive. Uber and Lyft for groups can be pricey . Why can’t the shuttle be pre-booked with everyone pitching in? A thought anyway

  2. Hannah Harder on March 9th, 2018 8:58 pm

    I’m a time when $10 can get you a breathilizer at Walmart, there is ZERO reason why anyone should drive drunk. And hint, buzzed driving IS drunk driving. Increased shuttle access is a great idea. Otherwise take the time to sober up or stay home!! Don’t let your recklessness destroy the lives of others or your own.

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