Featured as the drug of choice in recent rap songs and at concerts, Molly has been gaining popularity and notoriety over the past few months.
With recent fatalities linked to the abuse of the substance, including University of Virginia honors student Shelley Goldsmith, it’s time to bring more awareness to college campuses.
When the Collegiate Times attempted to contact Jon Fritsch, assistant director with Virginia Tech Health Education, for information regarding today’s centerpiece, he declined comment, citing a policy that discouraged communication with student media outlets.
As a student-run newspaper with a daily circulation of 9,000 physical papers as well as an extensive online presence, editors expected more cooperation from a department reportedly specializing in educating the Tech community.
There is no denying the presence of MDMA, ecstasy and Molly on college campuses, and as a community with a large percentage of the population at the most popular age of usage (people in their low-to-mid 20s), there is a need for information regarding the drug.
Students need to understand what Molly is and what the dangers are, so that this increasing trend can be controlled.