And, unfortunately, this weekend brought news of two such injuries.


(James Buck/The Washington Post)

Then on Saturday afternoon, a Colorado State University sophomore climbed to the roof of a three-story apartment building during a “mega pool party” and jumped, hitting the side of pool before falling into the water, according to a Fort Collins television station. That student is reportedly in critical condition with numerous broken bones. And, again, someone recorded a video of the gruesome fall.

So, over the next few weeks, please be careful. Seriously. Look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t jump from high places. Don’t challenge your friends to idiotic, high-risk dares that are better suited for reality TV than real life. Don’t throw bottles or start fights. Keep tabs on how much you and your friends are drinking, and don’t be afraid to slow down or sub in a cup filled with water. Always plan how you will get home safely. Always call 9-1-1 if you think someone might need help. And don’t think that you are invincible.

Okay, I’m done lecturing. Enjoy the rest of the school year!

For more higher education news, you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. And here are some other pieces I have written:

Georgetown University’s Healy Hall clock tower is missing its hands (April 30)

Jeremy Lin gets invite to William & Mary dance (April 19)

Colleges hit up graduating seniors for donations (May 1)