Said in the Sit-In

Kwaku Adomako, B.A Sociology and Anthropology
Anum Peeizada, B.A Women Studies
Eric Seguin B.A Philosophy
Naomi Large B.A Art Education

When The Link covered the protest against administration’s meeting with Pepsi-Cola about renewing their contract, we met many smart, and fed up people. If the Administration won’t let them speak, The Link will.

We asked them: what do you think of the sale of water bottles on campus?

The production and sale of water bottles is not in the people’s best interest at all. The fact of the matter is they try to put up the cost as much as possible. I just find it frustrating.

—Kwaku Adomako,
B.A. Sociology and Anthropology

They cause pollution and they’re wasteful. It makes you automatically support an organization that you shouldn’t be supporting. Bottled water is a big problem in Pakistan.

—Anum Peeizada,
B.A. Women Studies

I think we have the right to clean tap water and the resource is available publicly. So privatizing water is kind of absurd. It’s like privatizing air.

—Eric Séguin,
B.A. Philosophy

Water is a basic human right. The fact that it’s been privatized is ridiculous. Tap water is tested every day by the government health ward, and bottled water has to be tested every three years and only within the company.

—Naomi Large,
B.A. Art Education

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 12, published November 2, 2010.