Apologies for how that sounded...Really not my intent, 94. I just saw this tragedy coming for a long time, yet the school has never really addressed transforming the lake itself. I'm frustrated that it takes an actual death of a young man to make the change. I was just processing/wondering out loud as to why Mirror Lake is still around at all for people to jump into. Sometimes people appeal to "aesthetics" - which I was dismissing as not only foolish but not really true in the case of that lake.
Just wondering what possible reason they have for not addressing it sooner. I get the tradition. The school's obviously been trying to bring it to an end for some time. I just was thinking out loud as to why it's still there as a lake at all. If they had turned it into a reflection pond/pool a long time ago, this tragedy wouldn't happen. I hate that it takes a tragedy to make things happen when there's not good reason for some highly intelligent and highly paid people to have done something prior to this.