Area college students are feeling the love this week as the holiday approaches. Those who haven’t already skipped town are arguing with their neighbors and beefing up their security.
Following multiple meetings and new regulations surrounding off-campus parties, Temple students are jumping out of their skin waiting to be attacked. After four armed robberies against students happened in just three days on the campus’s north and west borders, one student decided to start a Facebook event with safety tips.
The Hawk ran a similar piece in its editorial section, calling on students and residents to put aside their differences in the battle over Roxborough/Manayunk. Sounds like St. Joes is trying to prevent a situation similar to that of their Big 5 peers.
A Penn editorial writer seems to have the best grasp on the situation: cities are a great place to live. They also have crime. The column calls on students to seek and effect change in the neighborhood has a whole, not just on campus.
Feed the Feed: Are students at urban universitives the perfect targets or the best hope for change?