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    Theft in the Dining Centers-Food for thought!

    >Dear Editor:

    In the Thursday, Sept. 26 issue of the Statesman, the lead article was “Theft in Dining Centers: How Big is the Problem?” The thing that stood out most to me was the interview with “Clayton”. The writer stated he saw Clayton nonchalantly pick up a protein bar from a box by the cashier and place it in his back pocket. When the writer questioned Clayton about the incident Clayton was unapologetic, gloating, ‘That was so easy,’ his ‘free’ protein bar in hand. Yes, theft in the dining halls leads to higher prices, but what about Clayton? What kind of person is Clayton? Does Clayton feel there is anything wrong with what he did? Some, including Clayton, might say ‘it was only a protein bar!’ But honesty and personal integrity are not placed on a scale governed by the enormity of the deed! Honesty and personal integrity are the sum of all we do, “even when no one is looking!” Food for thought!

    Gary Mis

    Director of Judicial Affairs

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