fneditorial: FAMILY

Look out for each other

This is one of the best times of the entire year, the week before Halloween, when people can go out and pretend to be whoever they want to, at least for a night. So think out of the box and be creative with your costume.

Some of the best costume ideas cost nothing and can come straight out of your dresser with enough creativity.

This Halloween, all of us at Flyer News want to encourage you to watch out for each other. We’re all brothers and sisters in this community, and we should treat each other as such.

It’s unfortunate that sometimes we have to come face to face with a terrible tragedy like the one that happened over fall break to be reminded of how lucky we really are.

Tom Marshall was one of us. He was a student.

He had the same ambitions and desires as many of us. No one is supposed to pass away at 21, and he did. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, the death of anybody that young is a tragedy. There’s no way around it.

We don’t want to cover another tragedy here at Flyer News. We want everybody to be safe, happy and smart.

We want students to care for each other and to treat each other like family. That’s what has made this community great in the past, and that is what is going to continue to make it great in the future.

That’s what separates us the University of Dayton from every other school: We’re a tight-knit group that studies, celebrates and grieves together. It’s who we are, and who we’ll continue to be.

So when you guys are out, please be safe, have fun and watch out for your friends – the ones you know and the ones you haven’t met yet.

We’re all a part of this community together so don’t be afraid to help out a fellow student in need.

You may be able to make a difference in someone’s life.

Flyer News: Univ. of Dayton's Student Newspaper