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Letter to the Editor: The Illia Dunes are not a fraternity house
Published 5/29/2013 6:00:00 AM
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I, and potentially many regular readers of the Evergreen, was excited to see an article about my favorite summer recreational site, the Illia Dunes. My bliss quickly turned to revulsion as last week’s article criticized the Army Corps of Engineers for their limited parking policy, designed to reduce waste at the Dunes. What kind of America do we live in where the horrific mess of last August is close to acceptable?

I personally enjoy the Dunes for their perfect water temperatures, spacious beach and a great area to just float around. Apparently I’ve been doing it wrong all these years. Next time I’ll be sure to bring my backwards baseball cap, a floating beer pong table, and a 30 rack of Keystone so I can leave the crumpled cans submerged beneath the water’s surface.

If you're looking for somewhere to host a mini frat party, there are plenty of locations (such as frat houses) to trash up that don't ruin it for the rest of the community.

Look into the waves of social media complaints and even some articles in the Evergreen from nearly one year ago. For the first time ever, I felt ashamed of being associated with WSU because of the actions of my peers.

I 100 percent support the new parking policy. It will ensure that the recreational area remains available for generations of Cougs to come, and hopefully it will encourage students to treat public areas as a privilege instead of treating it like their bedrooms.

Tracy Martin

WSU Class of 2011

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Posted: 5/29/2013 12:22:17 PM

colleen swanson

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