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Sober facts

Prashanth Parameswaran lauds fact-based reasoning in his column dismissing the efforts of the Amethyst Initiative to encourage renewed consideration of the legal drinking age (?Drunk beyond reason,? Sept.


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Lack of evidence

In her recent column (?Tilting the playing field,? Sept. 17), Amelia Meyer seemed to have discovered a most unfortunate reality ? rich people have opportunities available to them that poor people don?t.


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Food for thought

Thank you for printing the story about picky eaters in the dining halls (?Choosy eaters,? Sept.


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Competitive parameters

I am puzzled by Amelia Meyer?s assertion (?Tilting the playing field,? Sept. 17) that wealthy families should not hire people to help them through the ?difficult and painful process? of applying to college.Does Meyer also think that large companies should not hire consultants to help them compete with smaller firms, or that successful football teams should not hire expert coaches to ensure more wins?It would be ?fair? if everyone had the same amount of resources, but that is not the world we live in.


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Faulty reasoning

Imagine yourself as a low-income or minority student being legally forbidden to attend college because the statistics suggest that in all likelihood, you?ll just be another dropout, wasting society?s resources.Problematic reasoning, of course.


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Changes for the worse

In 2006, after 10 years I was thrilled to be able to return to Charlottesville in the fall as a new season ticket holder.


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Unfair treatment

The Cavalier Daily?s Managing Board writes against a proposal, by GSAS representative to the Student Council David Hondula that would allow research-only grad students to attend some football and basketball games without paying more than we already do (?All or nothing,? Sept.


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Fantasy fun

Zach Rowen?s column (?Fantasy Land,? Sept. 11) attacked a simple leisure activity that is enjoyed by millions of people in America and hundreds, if not thousands, of students at the University.


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One side of the story

At first I was a little perturbed to find that an article on Student Council?s new University Unity Project featured only the quotations and perspectives of the two principle organizers of the project - committee head Rob Atkinson and Student Council President Matt Schrimper.