Get Yours Passport Now for Spring

By Holley Montoya

Passports are now required to gain entrance into Mexico and
Canada. What does that mean for us college students? Well, for
starters, it means that if you want to party down in Cabo for
Spring Break, you need to obtain a passport, which is a long and
lengthy process.

You want to go drink and gamble in Canada? You need a passport.
You want to go clubbing and drinking in Mexico? You, I’m afraid to
say, you will need a passport.

Pretty soon every situation you can think of will require that
you have a passport to gain entrance into any country. No matter
what, no questions asked.

This being said, college students around the country will be
devastated. No passport, no entrance. They don’t care who you are
or what you are willing to pay. This will severely limit students
partying in a foreign country for Spring Break. If students wait,
they won’t be in Cancun or Montreal – they will be home. Alone. No
beach. No girls in teeny bikinis. No tan, delicious boys to look
at. No gambling. No alcohol.

My advice to all of you, is to at least begin the process to
obtain yours. It wouldn’t hurt to at least fill out the
application. If you wait, then you could be in a world of hurt.

I recently obtained my passport, which was a very long and
frustrating process. And now that the required destinations for the
passport have changed, expect it to be even longer than before as
an increase of individuals waiting will be inevitable.

All of your buddies that decided to get one sooner will be off
on the white sandy beaches, and you will be stuck at home with your
16-year-old brother playing your 149th inning of Wii Sports
Baseball. Not exactly the Spring Break you imagined, is it?

Holley Montoya can be reached by phone at (909) 869-4713 or by
e-mail at opinions@thepolypost.com.

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