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« mas0034 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 12:51 PM »
As someone who lived at University Village last year, I can say that the original article was spot on. I never once felt safe living there. We were constantly being bothered by neighbors from loud music to having our Christmas wreath ripped off our door in the middle of the night. This type of harassment was reported to both auburn police and UV. Never once did UV take actions to make it right. Because of the behavior of our neighbors we were in constant fear of our vehicles being vandalized. There was an armed robbery in another building and the only way we knew was because they moved the victim into the apartment next to ours and she told us. On several occassions we called the security officer supposedly on duty and he wouldn't answer his phone. On the topic of security, for several months the gym was left unlocked due to laziness of staff getting the key fobs reset. During this time the gym was constantly being trashed. We also heard fireworks or gunshots on multiple occassions. If I had known beforehand that we would have to deal with everything we dealt with, I would have never moved there. I wish someone had warned me. I applaud the plainsman for letting students know what an unsafe area that is to live in.
« mmay1123 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 01:46 AM »
I am a student and I was able to get a ticket in advance from the box office and then have a guaranteed seat. They do have a set number of these tickets available for most of the performances, but once they run out I assume they rely on the wait and see about no-shows policy that you talk about. Perhaps they should better publicize how to go about getting student tickets, though the instructions are on their website. Also, for Nickel and Dimed the stage was set up in a different manner, severely decreasing the size of the audience that could attend each show so I'm sure that put a stress on the ticket system. I don't know all of the specifics of the theatre and their system but this is just what I gleaned from attending my first show there. Hopefully you can get a ticket for one of the other shows and have a better experience. [They are not offering student tickets for Guarding Gold Street but they will be for the rest of the shows this season]
« jwhancock wrote on Monday, Oct 08 at 03:41 PM »
Don't let Auburn fool you, they've known for a long time how poorly we drivers are treated - the majority of Auburn Transit supervisors are former drivers.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:54 AM »
These are some great thoughts! I have always found Auburn City Council, along with the mayor and city manager, to be nothing but helpful and super willing to listen to any problem. Thanks for a great column.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:50 AM »
I thought this was a great article. Aside from a few minor errors, well done!
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:46 AM »
Somehow the majority of my comment got deleted. The above comment, a quote from your article, is from some random student. How is he an expert on what causes problems with crime. Further, it doesn't seem he even lives in the area. How exactly do his comment add anything to this story? Why doesn't this story feature any comments from law enforcement? Could you not get a single officer, captain, sheriff or chief to comment (and if not, maybe you should have taken that to heart). If you are going to imply that law enforcement isn't doing a good enough job, shouldn't you give them a chance in the article to respond to that? Why aren't there any statistics proving that this area of town is worse than other areas of town? You know what that make this article sound like? It sounds like you wanted to prove a point, and you found some random students who would agree with you (2/3 of whom don't even live in the area). Tell me how that is fair and balanced? Did you talk to any students (preferably ones who actually live in village or heights) who DON'T think there is a security issue? This is not fair and balanced, and more importantly, it is not backed up by any expert sources.
« alisonmjames wrote on Tuesday, Oct 02 at 09:35 AM »
Gregg said the area has a mass quantity of people in a small location, which causes problems with crime.
« OprhanWorldGuy wrote on Monday, Oct 01 at 02:59 PM »
What a wonderful story and it's great to see James 1:27 put into action by our youth! Keep up the awesome work... my prayers are with you. Douglas Riggle, President Orphan World Relief http://www.OrphanWorldRelief.org
« firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on Thursday, Sep 27 at 06:25 PM »
Give Us More Lane Jones. Funny Stuff!
« thisguysucks wrote on Monday, Sep 24 at 02:43 AM »
Is your comment for real? First of all, let's count the places where you fail to keep it real. Your keeping it real ability was obviously in question from the get-go, as your username sucks. Schmeriously Dave? C'mon. Your next failure at being a decently cool person making positive contributions to your society came when you lambasted over the Web (anonymously, lolol) a writer for a column by talking about a lack of original reporting in the piece (?). It pretty clearly says HER VIEW at the top of the page you voluntarily clicked on so even if your Dickensian grasp of the Queen's language failed to alert you to the fact it is was an opinion piece upon reading the first - I don't know - 150 words, the title tries to hit you in the face and let you know it's a column so you don't flaunt your brief moments of idiocy online in the form of, again, hammering into a college writer. But, most importantly, your rush to be a condescending jackass probably doomed your points for most of your readers who even cared to read what a Mr. Schmave had to say anyway. Even if the thing was utterly ridiculous and unreadable, what do you get from telling people what to hang on their mother's fridge or what the lump in their pocket is? Frankly, I have too many gliterry cardboard and glue framed comments from Internet geniuses like yourself to make room on my mother's fridge for this piece and I can't post here what the lump in my pocket is but I assure you it doesn't interview people. In the way you meant. I'm tired of giving you more time than you deserve, but I'll end by using your commenting guidebook's chapter six outline on powerful and persuasive closings. You're probably an (hmm, I have no clue) embittered bastard who believes they're some poetic and well-versed linguistic idol, just waiting for that one comment that will get you that recognition you so achingly want and long for. So the fact that your writing is (hey look, I didn't have to change anything) immature is understandable. The Plainsman, on the other hand, should be embarrassed blah blah blah. (I didn't change that either because I don't get why people like you can have your posts like this left up online for so long.) While not technically anything constructive, overly original or worth any time at all, there is not a single thought here I would guess is capable of achieving anything. (And you just suck.)
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