I just wanted to post a quick reaction to the front page story in today's TNH. It discussed how arrests are down on campus, but petty crimes are way higher than usual. TNH also featured an editorial on the subject. The main two areas of concern are Wildcatessen and Dimond Library. Wildcatessen has experienced a large amount of thefts this year. Dining had even threatened to close the sub shop and convenience store for it's late night hours. That would be a major inconvenience. They claim that they are losing money, but closing during those busy late night hours would probably cost them even more of their profit. Making students pay before receiving their subs was very smart, but here is another simple conclusion. Make students leave their backpacks at the door. That is how people steal from Wildcatessen. They slip items into their friends backpack when no one is looking. Make them keep their bags at the doors and the problem is solved. UNH would not be the same without late-night Wildcatessen. TNH was also right with their editorial by students need to mature, because if they don't (cough freshman cough) they are going to blow it for the rest of us. If you can't afford to pay for your $5 sub or even less for a bag of chips, then get a fucking job. Those small things add up and I don't need dining to raise their prices even higher. That is right, this is how bad this is, I am taking dining's side!
The article also talked about homeless people sleeping in Dimond Library. Seeing as it is No-Shave November it could just be exhausted students passing out from cramming, but I highly doubt that. We shouldn't need to have police patrolling our library or watching the door at Wildcatessen, they should be out keeping students safe. Not watching for idiots slipping some candy bars or something into their friend's backpacks.
Lastly, the new Girl Talk album is amazing. So good in fact, I might have to host a party called "The Unstoppable Feeding of the Animals All Day and All Night Ripper." Right now "Unstoppable" is still up for debate, but at the very least it will be "The Feed the Animals All Day and All Night Ripper." The first song features "War Pigs," by Black Sabbath, something he did when SCOPE brought him last year. So much props goes out to MUSO and SCOPE both bringing him in recent years. This album is probably his best yet. Lets face it, if you make a mash-up album starting with "War Pigs" and ending with John Lennon's "Imagine" you're not fucking around.
Stay classy, not UMassy.