Everyone makes mistakes, even you
Normally, I commend students who have the courage to write for their school newspaper, but after reading Jenna Greenfield's column of October 13, "Partying to Oblivion," I was absolutely disgusted. For the entire piece, Greenfield managed to lambast her peers on their "sad, exceedingly pathetic existence," while apparently she leads a life without fault. I understand her concern for students who may engage in unhealthy behaviors, but the way to create change within a community is not to place blame upon the people themselves. Her piece was also written in an extremely verbose manner, making it both difficult to comprehend and not at all suited for its intended audience to peruse lightly while eating lunch or riding the bus to class. Jenna, I urge you to reconsider the harsh and demeaning words you originally wrote because they are offensive and derogatory. You are more than welcome to express your opinion, but until you can honestly say that you commit no wrongdoings, you do not have the authority to condemn the actions of others. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Elizabeth Percival is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish.