Creeps aren't the only cause
Letter to the editor
This letter is directed at the comments of Mr. McDonald, who wrote a letter on Friday, March 24th concerning the meat market mentality that he believes pervades Notre Dame's campus. In the interest of honesty, I must admit that for the most part I agree with you. I don't, however, think that this phenomenon is particular to Notre Dame but is simply an integrated part of life at most colleges. It was certainly the case at my undergrad.
What perplexed me the most about your letter, however, was your apparent need to take a jab at the law school and its students — my classmates. Would your point about this campus being a meat market have been any less valid without what seems to be nothing more than a snide comment on your part? There was no special need to defame law students to elevate your position. The simple truth is that there are over 500 students at this law school. As with any large group of people, most of them are great, but a few of them are creeps. I'm sorry that the creeps have given you the wrong impression about the rest of us at the law school, but even so, please don't point your finger at them when you discuss the meat market mentality you find at this school.
Like I said, it's college. It's a bar. The law students, even the creeps, are no more culpable for the atmosphere at Senior Bar than is anyone else who frequents the place.
March 24, 2000
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