Safety: now just a concept

Receiving a higher education seems to come at a higher cost nowadays. With the recent abduction and slaying of Jackson State University student, Latasha Norman, and the increased number of robberies on campus, it is now time for students to wake up and smell the coffee.

Keeping an eye out for your friends and constantly watching your own back seems to be key to making it across the graduation stage.

It’s a shame that the campus that parties on The Set every Friday and is full of life on a constant basis is the same campus whose safety is in jeopardy.

The recent rise in on-campus robberies has forced some buildings to lock its doors during off-peak hours, which prevents students from working on vital projects that are pertinent to the curriculum.

Florida A&M University is supposed to be a safe place. A place to network with prospective black professionals and receive the best education any school could offer.

However, it seems that every student may have to take up a course or two in self-defense. With all of the violent acts going on across the nation, the last place we would want to worry about getting hurt is the place where we attend school.

It is time to cut the violence and start loving each other. Let’s channel the negative energy it takes to commit a crime into cracking open a Physics book.

Some of the smartest people among us today are the ones committing silly crimes. Use your smarts for good.

Nyerere Davidson for the Editorial Board.