NU’s war on geese called to ceasefire

By Matt Riedl, news editor

Photo Courtesy of Blake BoswellGeese aren’t too bad once you get to know them.

Photo Courtesy of Blake Boswell
Geese aren’t too bad once you get to know them.

Ladies and gentlemen, as this semes­ter winds down, I’m starting to smell something in the air.

No, it’s not the scent of cafeteria food wafting up from Mabee. It’s not the smell of the dumpster. It’s not even the ammonia leaking out of Heimerman. No, my friends, that smell is the smell of peace.

For years now, our campus geese have suffered not only verbal but physi­cal abuse by members of the Newman community, and I say it’s time we lis­ten to their “honks of protest.” Is it the goose’s fault that he happened to an­swer nature’s call wheresoever you happen to step your high heels? I don’t think so.

I certainly don’t think it is acceptable to run your vehicle over these guys as a means of “population control.” And if you don’t believe me, I’ve read about it in The Vantage.

This year it seems the geese have started avoiding our campus, which some hail as a good thing.

I’m not saying that the geese need to be in our personal space; I’m just saying that when they do, let’s not act like it’s the end of the world.

I say it’s time to bury the hatchet and knock off the fowl play. It’s a new era – an era of what I’d like to call “geese peace.”

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