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T h e P rospector WWW.CARROLL.EDU ■t 10 EDUCATION OR PUNISHMENT? by peter breuer intern writer Community has always been a balance o f permeability and being closed. Carroll is struggling at the moment to find a balance between the two. Over the last two years, Carroll has changed their policy involving alcholol consumption and its punishment. It has gone from a policy o f internal punish ments to a system where the Helena Police Department are called. This policy has resulted in more tickets issued for minor in possession and contributing to the delinquency o f a minor. Most on campus students feel this change in policy is a nega tive and disrespects the idea of the Carroll community. \If on campus living is really a community, then why are we having strangers discipline the members\ asked freshman psy chology major Stephanie Kavon. \Instead we should be working to fix the problems in the communi ty and revert back to internal ways o f dealing with drinking.\ With the Helena Police Department coming on campus and handing out MIP's, there is just more than a loss of commu nity. Carroll is destroying pre cious opportunities for on cam pus students. Receiving an MIP can damage a students chances o f achieving many o f their dreams after they graduate college. Many jobs frown heavily upon any type of run ins with law enforcement. Do we really want to be taking away oppurtunties before our under grads even graduate? We should not however, just allow students to drink freely and without consequence. It is much more beneficial to the school and the students to fix the problem internally. The school will have a much better handle on actual student lifestyles if they pay attention to student drinking. By handling the problems internally, the school receives a much clearer view o f those drinking. It would also go to show that the school cares for the students. The school is in a better position to help stop thoe who's drinking habits are out o f control. While law enforcement are more likely to just issue tickets and not view the entirety o f the students lifestyle. \I think this is creating a lot of trust problems with the school\ said Sophmore political science major Nick Evans. \We are seen criminals first and college stu dents second.\ A loss o f trust between the students and the college is most disturbing. If we are reporting our students to the Helena Police Department then Nick is correct. Moving back to an internal fixing of the problems will restore trust. Something that is sorely needed on this campus after other moves by both the administration and students. GO GET WILD ON WEDNESDAY WITH DOWNTOWN HELENA by monica tripp intern writer Alive @ 5 is an annual series of events which is greatly looked forward to by much o f the Helena population. The festivities kick off this year on Wednesday, May 24 at Pioneer Park in downtown Helena, with \Unveiling the Bears\ and music by Flick. The event showcases local and area bands and allows people the opportunity to get outside, meet their neighbors, and experience the local culture. Alive @ 5 runs every Wednesday evening from May 25th to September 13th at vari ous locations around Helena. Activities run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. On June 29th, Helena will be celebrating it's 100th Alive @ 5, featuring the Woodcarvers guild, and the Marathon Dance Band. For more information and a list o f locations and activities you can visit http://www.hele- nachamber.com/calendar/ or http://www.downtownhelena. com . ATM Money Orders Fax Postage Western Unior Lotto Bakery Deli Meat Produce Locally Owend & Operated. LOCATED IN THE LUNDY SHOPPING CENTER Store Hours: Open 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week W ednesday , A p r il 26, 2006 VOLUME 89, NO. 7