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Helping and not helping: L.A. County beach clean-up volunteers and Lindsay Lohan


HELPING: L.A. County Beach Clean-up Volunteers

Sept. 25 marked the 21st annual Coastal-Cleanup Day in L.A.

The L.A. Times reported a record 14,131 volunteers helped clear our waves of waste.

At 65 different sites, 50 tons of trash was removed.

Things like crack pipes, a full goat hide, fishing line, a lawn chair, lead sinkers, and plastic utensils were pulled out of the ocean and onto the shore to be sorted and recycled.

A big thanks to those volunteers who participated in the protection of marine wildlife homes.

Without such a widespread will to get rid of garbage, who knows what the state of the sea would be.

NOT HELPING: Lindsay Lohan

This Hollywood starlet has repeatedly hit rock bottom. We’ve all watched as she continues the predictable cycle of drug abuse, jail time, and rehab.

I’m beginning to wonder if the actress is addicted to all three.

Her days as a beloved Tinsel town teen have screeched to a sudden stop since 2007 when she was charged with driving under the influence.

Since then, Lohan has missed court-ordered alcohol education classes, set off her SCRAM alcohol-detection bracelet, and failed at least one drug test.

Jail cells and rehabilitation centers have become home sweet home over and over again.

Lohan is not helping her health, her career, or her reputation.

She’s setting the worst example for young fans and wasting the time of police officers, judges, councilors, and treatment facilities.

Earth to Lindsay, shape up or ship out, society is sick of your problems.


  1. sd Oct 12, 2010

    Supporting advice on how to help a girl that has every resource possible right at her fingertips? She can afford the best of care and CHOOSES to keep at her addictions and NOT get the proper help she needs. Since this is an opinion piece, I think everyone is entitled to thiers. I don’t think Lindsey’s life has to be in turmoil because she’s in the entertainment industry…….anymore than Paris Hilton’s does. They are spoiled and tend to get away with way more than the average citizen would because of their money and thier name. I think it is very annoying to watch Lindsey go downhill further and further when she can afford the best treatment program possible. She is making her own bed and she is lying in it now. She may still have loyal fans; however, in my opion she is still setting a terrible example of how to live a priveledged life.

  2. hb Oct 5, 2010

    Instead of a biased and hurtful article, one may try to give supporting advice in order to help her, and her “young fans.” “Society” is sick of articles such as yours, criticizing those whose lives are in turmoil for the pure pleasure of entertainment.
    Furthermore, your statement, “wasting the time of police officers, judges, councilors, and treatment facilities,” is profusely incorrect. Her actions, have consequences, such as FINES, which in fact means, she is helping fund police officers, judges, councilors, and treatment facilities.
    Please get your facts in order before writing another “great” article. This is supposed to be a university newspaper, not the National Enquirer.

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