I was reading my school paper today and, on the front page, I came across the story of another student being held up at gunpoint outside of his dorm. This is probably the fifteenth such incident that's been reported since I've been attending. I don't even want to speculate about the ones that hush. It's an open campus that's sort of in a hybrid neighborhood: it's one part quiet middle class folks and another part borderline ghetto. If you take a walk within a mile radius of the school, you'll either be greeted with a smile from an elderly couple or the snarl of a lunging pitbull that would like nothing better than to disfigure you. But back to the robberies: this is a fucking joke. Campus security is horrible. Talk about incompetence. I have never seen more than one security guard at a time patrolling the grounds. Usually, that too is a joke because the guy is tagging cars for minor parking violations instead of worrying about protecting students.
As for the people that commit these crimes, for them, this is easy work. They won't be met with any kind of resistance from the people they're robbing. Security is a non-issue. It's a quick run to oblivion. There are no fences or gates to get in anybody's way. These guys literally walk on campus, assault and steal from one or more people, and then walk right off. Beats getting a job, eh? Amazing. What's the point of all this? I don't know, I just felt like talking about something that's been bothering me. I'd also like to warn all you other college people to keep your guard up on campus. It's easy to be carefree while you're strolling to the library at midnight. But watch out for the stupid punk with a gun that wants to jack all of $25 in your wallet and steal your cell phone.