Drop the 40oz, stow the blunt and get focused

Jimmy Edwards-Turner

College students have more freedom and, as such, need to be more responsible with that freedom.

This isn’t high school anymore.

Many of us might remember smoking a joint or pounding a tall can before first period just to get through the mandatory drudgery of class.

If you didn’t get inebriated, then you knew plenty of kids that were.

It’s a sad fact, but it seems that juvenile delinquency has carried over to the college campus as well.

It is probably no secret, but community college students, including Cerritosians, are intoxicating themselves.

That would not be so bad if they were doing it on their own time, but these students are blazing it and drinking right here at school.

What sense does it make to get drunk or high on campus, right before class?

Okay, maybe little weed would do wonders for the mind if you’re trying to understand what the hell is going on in philosophy class, and some alcohol might make raising your hand less intimidating.

 Still, what good will it do you when you can’t even remember what you learned or did?

If there is a more disrespectful waste of valuable time, we have yet to see it.

Space is limited at colleges these days and it’s getting harder and harder for people to pursue higher education.

The strict transfer requirements to CSU’s and UC’s can attest to that.

Be grateful that you’re one of the lucky few to attend college.

The opening you take by enrolling in college courses could go to so many other potential students.

Don’t squander your opportunity for short-term thrills.

If you have peers you know are spending more time getting stoned and buzzed than studying and passing tests, then take it upon yourself to intervene.

There could be more to a person’s casual substance use than just cheap sensations.

As the rising generation and the leaders of tomorrow, we believe we’re invincible and maybe “too hip” to fall prey to addiction.

Look out for your fellow schoolmates.

We not only have a responsibility to ourselves, but also to each other.

If students are caught smoking pot or drinking a forty at school, the campus police won’t show leniency.

To the cops, rocking the 40oz is the same as shooting the kids at school.

Those students will have to deal with the legal consequences, which will likely hinder their pursuit of higher education.

So everyone ends up losing.

If you’re someone that likes to get sick-faded or sloppy-drunk at campus and you’re reading this, congratulations you made it to the end of the article.

Now quit being a baby and show some common sense.