Affirming affirmative action
LARA JACOBS, COLUMNIST
Affirmative action is a sensitive issue. Regardless of race, it
can make or seemingly break a high school student's chances for
admissions at prestigious colleges and universities across the country.
For middle to upper class students and their parents, the program
has the potential to prevent these students' acceptance. [read
Roe is a bad law
TODD BUELL, COLUMNIST
This Wednesday marked the thirtieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade,
the landmark decision that solidified a woman's "right to choose"
to have an abortion. The court has since permitted certain restrictions
on abortion if they do not present an "undue burden" to
an abortion. [read the article]
Bush Administration is not prepared to care for
any "unaborted" children
KATHERINE CRANE, COLUMNIST
George W. Bush, master of unintentional irony, has declared Sunday,
January 19 to be "Sanctity of Human Life Day." Were it
not for the day's oh-so-coincidental placement three days before
the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it might be tempting to wonder what
human life Bush could possibly be thinking of. [read
Republicans and race: a bad reputation
JAMES BAUMBERGER, COLUMNIST
In order to convince the nation that their party stands for all
people, the Republicans will need to adopt a no-tolerance policy
when it comes to the racist views of its elected officials. [read
That special "spark"
KARA OPPENHEIM, COLUMNIST
As the college students with raging hormones that we are, the most
obvious attraction is lust-pure, "I want you" lust, which
is often referred to as sexual tension. [read
Why Iraq, but not North Korea?
PAT ROCKEFELLER, COLUMNIST
As U.S. forces mass on the borders of Iraq, the tirade of anti-war
sloganeering continues, questioning the legitimacy of action, particularly
concerning inconsistencies in policy between Iraq and North Korea.
[read the article]
Bush's proposed tax cut does not add up
BENJAMIN KREIDER, COLUMNIST
In typical Republican fashion, President George W. Bush has proposed
a second tax cut in two years. He alleges that lower taxes will
stimulate the nation's ailing economy and create thousands of jobs.
Perhaps Bush has forgotten that he made the same promise when the
last tax cut passed, yet the nation's economy has still not improved.
[read the article]
First thoughts on layoffs
The story of the 2003-2004 budget is an emotional
one. [read the editorial]
BSG's professors of the semester
BSG has established the highly coveted Professor
of the Semester Award. [read
Defending defibrillator equipment
The Automatic External Defibrillator is an important
and lifesaving piece of equipment. [read