Water on campus: Does it need to be the environment vs. our health?

David Helfenbein | J.D. Student

Water is like an oasis on our campus: I can never seem to find it, except in the fountains where its weak metallic flow is unpredictable at best. The drink machines on campus are filled with drinks that are incredibly high in calories and sugar (check the label on the sugar lemonade drink in some of the machines, for example).
A ban on water bottles may have sounded good a few years ago before water bottling companies produced highly recycled bottles. Instead of water in highly recycled bottles, now we have machines with unhealthy drinks in heavy plastic bottles. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of the ban? Bring water back. Re-evalaute all the drinks on campus. It’s time to rethink this entire situation.

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