Vandals must be punished

Once again, immaturity has reared its ugly head. This time, it can be seen on the plot for the Beta Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in splashes of red and purple paint.

The question remains as to why it came back to the Hill.

This latest act of vandalism is just one of several in the last few months at the University.

This is the same university that boasts “Excellence with caring” and “One FAMU,” but, apparently, some students do not embody these ideals.

In doing his reporting, one of The Famuan’s editors was told that writing a story about the incident would produce more negative press about the University.

What about the students who continue to commit these immature acts? What is the University doing to discourage students from this type of behavior?

There are supposed to be surveillance cameras and police patrolling the campus to prevent such actions or at least identify the people involved.

However, such measures are not the deterrents they are proposed to be. Perhaps it is because they are ineffective or just not really in place.

It is unfortunate that the University’s administration has to deal with these petty crimes as it struggles to gain its financial footing, but at this point, the University must take some action, presumably a drastic one.

While the individuals who vandalized the AKAs’ plot may not be responsible for all of the acts of vandalism this semester, they will more than likely be made an example of.

Alcohol should not

be more important than


The big wigs in the state Legislature have decided that Florida should cut funded programs to benefit your local alcoholics.

The Florida House voted 94-23 to abolish the tax on alcoholic beverages, which would cut the Children and Adolescents Substance Abuse Trust Fund, which helps children and teenagers fight substance abuse problems.

Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant Association, said bar patrons would be unlikely to see many of the savings.

The tax, which amounts to about 3.34 cents per ounce of liquor, generates about $47 million. The money was going to support Alzheimer’s and Biomedical research, among other things.

So why would the Florida Legislature take away these programs, which help society, to cater to a select group of people?

This is yet another instance of our representatives not looking out for the best interest of the people.

Who knows, maybe the legislators and the alcohol industry are partnering up to cut the substance abuse programs for children and teenagers. That way they can return to their drinking problem when they’re older, and the whole thing will come full circle.

Chances are that after throwing back a few cold ones, your neighborhood drunks don’t even remember their names.

And the definately won’t have any idea about what they are going to do with the 3 cents they just saved on their bottle of Corona.