Last week I became a published journalist! Woot, woot! An article I wrote ended up on the Times Union website. Very exciting. It was no easy task.
A story I had read really got me irritated. Here is the article. It seems that my fellow Saint Rose students are suspected of repeatedly damaging school property to keep a shortcut intact.
I was annoyed that my fellow classmates would destruct property just so they could create a short cut. The more I thought of it, it just didn’t seem right. There just had to be more to it.
Then I read the sentence where the student said that the short cut saved her a “solo walk down Partridge” street. Hmmm…
I go to school at night when it is dark. I park right next to the school. I pump myself up before I get out of the car the way that Rocky Balboa does before a fight. I listen to work-out music to psyche myself up for the well-lit walk of oh about 50 feet into the building. When I get out, I put my angry face on, shoulders back and walk into class like an angry, premenstrual psychopath. This is my way to ward off any potential predators. I stare down strangers with a psychotic gaze that dares them to mess with me.
If I had to take an evening stroll longer than my 50 foot maximum I would probably drop out of school.
So this fence cutting sport had me intrigued and I decided to scratch a little deeper.
The roads around our campus have had a history of crime. I wondered if anyone was using this shortcut as a way to get on to school grounds as quickly as possible and to avoid a walk on the street.
Seems I was right. That is what motivated me to write this article. Here is the article.
I wonder if the students will take action and what the school will do in response. It would make for a great follow-up story.
What do you think? Who is being irresponsible here, the students or the school?