I read the article about the increase in alcohol consumption on campus and immediately thought back to last year’s D-Day, when a very good friend of mine needed to be transported to the hospital because of intoxication. Friends on our hall debated taking her to the hospital because of potential consequences. I’m glad they didn’t wait, but I was dismayed when I found out that she received a citation from the university. Students who are intoxicated and go to the hospital for treatment, even if they are underage, should not be penalized. This sends the wrong message to the student body, and could have far worse consequences for the administration if someone decides not to go to the hospital.

Melody Kramer

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Perhaps the only way to prevent yourself from sinking into that ocean of once-seen faces, to light a rescue beacon before it’s too late, is to do something remarkable.

Notes by Nadia: The myth of summer vacation

Summer vacation is no longer a vacation.

5 students banned from campus for Gaza solidarity encampment

UR has been banning community members from campus since November for on-campus protests, but the first bans for current students were issued this weekend.