MY NAME IS MELANIE LaRosa, and I am a sophomore at Georgetown University. A friend just showed me this week’s Washington City Paper, so I hope I still have time to get this letter in.
What I want to say is that I strenuously object to a paper such as the Georgetown Gonzo (City Desk,10/22) being started at our school. Part of the reason why I came to this school was because it is a strong, upstanding Jesuit institution. So what’s with this new group—the Georgetown Gonzo—memorializing drug fiends? If Dr. (a spurious title if ever I heard one) Hunter S. Thompson is a hero, then I am a vegetable garden. This Diefenbeck fellow, whoever the hell he is (I never heard of him), should be kicked out flat on his ass for even thinking about doing this.
What GU needs is not irreverence, it’s seriousness. We’re here for a reason, and that is to study hard and learn to respect the values we’re supposed to respect. I know I, for one, will be going to heaven by leading this life, and this Georgetown Gonzo craziness…well, I think we all know where they’re going.