Campus Police Gone Crazy

I’ll admit, we were already on Christmas Break. But after coming into my room and seeing this e-mail, something had to be written.

So today I had to call campus police to jump my car after my battery died. The guy who came to jump my car informed me that my car was not registered with campus police and I could be fined $75 just for driving on campus. I told him that I don’t need to park on campus because I live very close and usually walk to class. He said the registration was not for parking, it was just for driving. I was thinking registering my vehicle meant that I just have to fill out some form until he assured me, “You could do it right now and since the semester’s almost over it should only cost you about $40.”

I told him that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard and told him I would not be bringing my car on campus anymore.

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Nancy Drew and the Missing Cafe Cash

For many people, eight percent of a bill isn’t that big of a deal. It’s something you don’t notice, a mild irritation. This is what has happened with our café cash system. Students are told that café cash is tax free, however, upon coming to the university and using café cash, they find out it isn’t. Big deal, there are more important things to worry about.

But are there?

Over the course of a semester, (as stated in the article before this) at the very least $17,000 is lost in tax revenue for café cash. This does not include commuters, people who purchase more café cash, or faculty. So, now that we know this money is gone, where is it going- and more importantly- WHY didn’t anyone notice where it went?

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Published in: on 8 November 2007 at 11:59 am  Comments (1)  
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Aren’t Construction Areas For Constructing?

I always thought that construction areas were for construction, or at least for destruction. Either way works, as long as there are people actually working I don’t have a problem with it. But whenever I walk by the construction areas on Winthrop’s campus, I never see anyone working.

Granted, I don’t always pay too much attention to what’s going on in there. And I don’t go by these construction areas unless I’m going somewhere else. But you’d think that there would be someone working every once in a while.

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Take Down Your Mess!

On Friday afternoon there was an event which took place on the grassy area near Kinard and Bancroft. As far as most people can tell, nobody knows what the event was. But that is hardly important right now.

What is important is that on Sunday afternoon the tents, table, and chairs were still sitting on the lawn taking up space.

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Published in: on 29 October 2007 at 10:45 am  Comments (2)  
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