Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor by Mary Johnston

College is about two things mainly: academics, and learning how to take responsibility for one’s own life.

I think issues related to eating choices fall squarely into the latter category.

I’m sorry to say this, but this whole argument is weak.

The writer drops the fact that 68 out of the 257 K week activities offer free food of any kind as if it’s a particularly impressive figure, and then suggests that this Sodom and Gomorrah of free food will train college students to be bottomless pits.

The writer is clearly ignoring the fact that no American young adult is innocent of passive, or ever [gasp] social eating and K Week’s free food will hardly be a game changer between a healthy BMI or early death due to obesity. Even if the reader decides to go along with this delusion, he/she cannot escape the fact that ultimately these incoming students are adults who aren’t going to be mollycoddled.