As my Spanish teacher “se emocionaba” (worked himself into a frenzy), trying to incite a class discussion about his carefully selected reading for the day, I casually picked up my copy of The Daily and commenced reading the front page—after giving up on today’s crossword puzzle. The first article I saw, and the only one I’ve really read today, put me in such a state that I felt it necessary to respond to the most anti-student propaganda I’ve yet seen in our humble paper.
Buses vs. pedestrians… who’s at fault? Well, obviously the students will lose in a one-on-one fight with a bus, just by sheer mass. But the question of who is at fault, or better yet, more at fault, is still open to question. I understand there are those bad apples who cross not through the crosswalks, not looking, trusting to luck that they won’t be struck down by the hand of “Bob,” but others of us are more careful of the laws, usually only cross at the crosswalks unless checking both ways twice before crossing.