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San Diego State University SDSU drug victim’s brother: Most parents ‘unaware’-5/7/08 Article

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Sorority shaken by student death

Alpha Phi members mourn the loss of a friend and sister                Top of  page

 By: Shanee Warden & Nicole Bissett, Staff Writers

Posted: 5/9/07

Reported the mourning of San Diego State students over the loss of schoolmate and Alpha Phi member 19-year-old Shirley Jennifer Poliakoff,  was found dead early in the morning of May 6 in her Aztec Corner apartment.   "Jenny" had  attended her sorority's formal the previous night.  She was found at about 9:40 a.m., by her brother, who shared the apartment with her.

© Copyright 2007 The Daily Aztec

Hundreds Mourn Coed Found In SoCal Apartment                       

POSTED: 5:29 pm PDT May 7, 2007                 Top of  page                          Article

UPDATED: 5:59 pm PDT May 7, 2007

Reported on the memorial service the reaction of friends and family.

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Coed's Death Due To Drugs, Alcohol


Reported that the cause of Shirley Jennifer Poliakoff's death was determined to be acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication.

SDSU drug victim’s brother: Most parents ‘unaware’

One mistake cost her her life,’ says man whose sister’s death spurred probe

By Mike Celizic                            Top of  page                     Article contributor

updated 9:54 a.m. ET, Wed., May 7, 2008

Reported Jenny Poliakoff's brother, Nate Poliakoff's reaction to the undercover investigation at San Diego State University that resulted in the arrests of 96 people Tuesday and how parents underestimate the availability and intensity of drugs on college campuses today.

“I think parents are unaware of the severity of the drug problem,” Poliakoff told TODAY’s Matt Lauer Wednesday from Poway, Calif. “They may be comparing it back to when they were in school, when marijuana may have been the big, prevalent drug. People can experiment with that and it’s not going to cost you your life. It’s not as intense as cocaine, Ecstasy, OxyContin — things of that sort — so I think there’s a substantial difference in the drugs being used.”

"In Tuesday’s raid, law enforcement authorities seized $60,000 in cash, several guns, two kilograms of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana, 350 Ecstasy pills, and quantities of psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamine and illicit prescription drugs, including the painkiller OxyContin. Of those arrested, 75 were students at San Diego State.

Poliakoff was not surprised at the quantities of drugs seized."

Poliakoff said. “She made one mistake and it cost her her life. The big message is it only takes one mistake that could cost you your life or someone else’s life.”

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