By Ron Meyer, Principia College
Courtesy of Human Events
As a college student, I constantly hear about how college is
supposed to be a trial place for new ideas. New ideas like communism. A
student government experiment at Principia College has produced some
humorous and rather predictable results.
Last year, my student
government decided they were going to try this new idea called
"Go-Bikes." Basically, the school would have community bikes where any
student could take these labeled bikes wherever they needed to around
campus. In theory, it looked like it would make student life much
At first, the students loved the bikes. On our large
campus, it nice to not have to walk or buy your own bike in order to
travel from the dorms to class. Even though they were used bikes,
everything seemed to work for the first few weeks.
Then the horror stories started...