Dan Carpenter hit the nail right on the head in his letter Dec. 6.
I would like to point out that not all Cal Poly students are a nuisance to the community. The students that create the noise and trash in the neighborhoods are a small minority on campus who subscribe to the college party lifestyle. I think the problem lies with a lack of emphasis by students on San Luis Obispo as their home. Most students consider SLO to be a temporary residence that they will leave in four years time and not a permanent residence.
I am reminded of an old Caltrans advertisement campaign that likened littering in California to littering in their own home. Most students love San Luis Obispo we shop here, we vote in local elections and we stay over the summer to work in the community. In Cal Poly v. Community debates, I find myself on the side of the community.