Well Gulls, the end is just one week away. Its been a crazy semester for all of us and thank God that it's coming to an end. SU Graduates- Good luck and best wishes! Our grim future depends on you. And lets face it; the work force and government needs some young innovation and influence to politely kick it in the ass.
Our generation is unique in that we were raised to have opinions, voices, and backbones. At an early age, we learned the importance of standing up for our rights. Guaranteed rights that were established to protect us against too much government, exploitation, discrimination, ect. Still, it offends some local governments (*coughSalisburycough*) when the citizens express their discontent with the local government and the manner in which they choose to address the mulitude of problems surrounding this city (the nerve, right?). Contrary to the vivid imaginations of several elected officials, we are not waging war against Salisbury. We're simply stating our two cents which we do out of love for this troubled city.
We kinda feel like Salisbury is our drug addict mother. We tried to send her to rehab when she started snorting coke but the court (City Government) didn't take us seriously. Now she's 70 lbs, constipated, and on house arrest for robbing a 7-Eleven so that she could afford her hourly heroine fixes. We love Salisbury, but it's time for an intervention. It's time for Salisbury to get clean. We want a pristine (or at least bio-hazard free) river, a thriving downtown, more industry (that means encouraging business; not eradicating it like the black plague), and student-friendly establishments. When (not 'if') this is achieved, Salisbury will enjoy a better economy, a higher standard of living, higher average income per household, and our declining neighborhoods will be restored to their former glory. We need to invite, entice, and encourage people to live, rent, and conduct business in the City. Currently, we're doing the exact opposite. These are hard times and twice-monthly discussions are not enough. We need team work and we need action.
This is our way of extending the olive branch to any individual, organization, or establishment interested in improving our city. Salisbury is in a bad way people...we need a comprehensive action plan and the allocation on funds designated for the revitalization of Salisbury. Huddle formation, people! Can I hear a pressure cooker?