I was waiting outside the classroom before our 9:50 AM journalism class when a conversation started. A female, student-athlete was waiting for Mr. Brett Lyon in the learning center by his office.

I work for Morningside Campus Safety and Security and the student¬†explained to me that she had received a parking citation for parking in the science center lot. As the conversation grew, I learned I had been the one to write her that parking citation. When she explained her situation, my stomach dropped. I know this student-athlete fairly well and writing citations is one of the hardest parts about my job; people don’t take it too lightly to receive anywhere from $30-$90+ in citations, in this instance it was a ninety-dollar ticket.