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Mailbag: Sept. 7

I read the article “”Drink or die”” in the Sept. 3 copy of the Wildcat. Although entertaining, I can’t help but tell (Remy Albillar) how disappointed I am that you as a senior would be writing an article making light of and reinforcing the concept that drinking is a rite of passage for college students. Not only does it encourage immature behavior of other students, but it was immature of you. 

In the same edition of the paper there were three “”police beat”” reports regarding drunken students.  Students that truly understand mature behavior and do not glorify drinking are what the UA and this world needs. You as a Wildcat writer have the opportunity to write about subjects of substance. You have the opportunity to make people think and inform people about things that matter. I sincerely hope that you will take into account the opportunity you have as a writer for the Wildcat and give more thought about your subjects. 

If you would have had to deal with a person with fetal alcohol syndrome in your family, had a parent or sibling killed by a drunk driver, had a family member suffer domestic violence due to alcohol or worked in an agency that deals with alcoholics, to name a few of the issues caused by alcohol, I doubt that you would have written such an article. 

— Marty Cortez

UA alumnus

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