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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Giving thanks

Thursday was Veterans Day - a day to remember and thank those who have so valiantly served our nation.


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UVa Sustainability has recently launched its campaign for students to individually pledge their commitment to "consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their habits and to explore ways to live more sustainably during their time here at U.Va.


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We

Fourth year has finally arrived! In May, I will finally be graduating, I will finally get to walk the Lawn and I will receive the "Honor of honors." Four years at one of the premier public universities in the country.


Opinion

Going green

Austin Raynor ("Up In Smoke," Nov. 9, 2010) got an arrow-splitting bull's eye illustrating the need to end cannabis (marijuana) prohibition and extermination.


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Understanding race

In his piece "Obama and King James," (Nov. 3) Aaron Eisen speaks eloquently about a post-racial society and claims that no one his age talks of race when speaking of influential figures such as our president or LeBron James. I am 22, which is not much older than most of University students with whom I volunteer, and I beg to differ.


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Good Service

I wanted to say how pleased I was by the recent PBS airing of The Parking Lot Movie. I worked in and around the Corner as an undergraduate almost forty years ago.


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Turning up the heat

I am writing to respond to Travis Ortiz's Oct. 19 column ("Scientific freedom"). Although I commend Ortiz for his opposition to the civil investigative demand by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against former University Prof.


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A woeful disparity

Mike Lang's article, "U.Va. employees out-earn other officials" (Oct. 19) illuminated some very important information when it comes to how the University values its employees.


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Shifting focus

Although Student Council's response to the recent bullying-related suicides is well-intentioned, its actions are misguided. Medical School representative Erik Criman is a bit oblivious in his belief that "this isn't a gay issue" or a straight issue.


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Cleaner promises

While running for office, President Barack Obama promised that if elected, he would get us off Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC's) oil within 10 years. Two years have gone by, and we still do not have a plan.


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Dishonorable energy?

Irresponsible, filthy, obsolete, negligent, short-sighted - probably not words we would want to use to describe ourselves.


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Coal

When I decided to leave my home state of Kentucky to attend the University, I thought I had wisely invested my out-of-state tuition money and, more importantly, my future in a community of students and faculty who uphold a unique honor code and a communion of trust between each individual.


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Honoring despots

Thomas Jefferson once said, "Experience has shown that, even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." Only the Honor Committee could claim to hold Mr. Jefferson in such high regard and yet fail so completely to heed this warning. The Committee began discussions Oct.


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Power grab

It seems that The Cavalier Daily is focusing more of its stories on the Honor Committee and rightfully so.


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Sticky situation

Carrie Filipetti's column "The Israel story" (Oct. 5), would have been far more effective if it acknowledged the truth behind repeated worldwide condemnations of Israel's behavior.


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Respecting religion

In the Oct. 4 edition of The Cavalier Daily, I came across the "Featured online reader comment" and could not help but feel the need to express my own opinion concerning James Wong's comment.