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Opinion

The highest court

On Friday, Sam Carrigan wrote a piece ("Accountability at the highest level") arguing that our legal system was not being applied to our leaders as it was to our citizens.


Opinion

Never Forget

Dear Students of the University, It has been ten years since September 11, 2001. While most of those among us were in our early adolescence then, the events of that day shattered the bubble inside which our collective childhood had progressed peacefully.


Opinion

Appreciation for service

The Global Student Council deeply regrets the recent replacement of Parke Muth, who formerly was the Office of Admission's director of international admission. For those who may not have known him, he was not only in charge of choosing which international students to admit to the University, but also acted as the academic adviser to many students throughout their years on Grounds.


Opinion

Facts over theory

I found Harrison Freund's column "Reversion to the Mean" pointlessly simplistic and unacceptable. He does such a good job discrediting his own illogical statements that it is a wonder why he wrote the article in the first place. Rather than present value investing in its true light, he lumps all its iterations into reversion theory, name-dropping great investors who no doubt do a lot more research than checking P/E ratios against historical values.


Opinion

The most interesting mascot

I can't be the only person to have noticed: The man riding the horse at the beginning of Virginia football games looks just like the Dos Equis Man. Can we really be sure this is a coincidence?


Opinion

Making headlines

I wanted to address the headline of the August 31 news article titled "Report exposes high hunger rates." This headline not only is misleading, but also is not valid.


Opinion

Going yard

Thomas Jones is very close to running for more than 10,000 yards in the pros, and that's despite a very slow start during his first three years.


Opinion

A fireside chat

My landlord is intentionally taking away from the enjoyment of my home, and apparently I cannot do anything about it. I am a resident of the West Range.


Opinion

Burning bridges

Although freshman GOP Senator Marco Rubio rode a wave of young support to gain a seat in 2010, his lack of experience may be starting to become more evident. On June 30, in a Senate subcommittee hearing on Democracy in the Americas, Rubio referred to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez as a "clown" and compared elderly leaders in Cuba to "Jurassic Park." Although his remarks may appeal to a more active, young electorate in the United States, these comments may have a different effect outside the nation's borders. At a time when the United States is engaging in multiple military hostilities, facing a $14.6 trillion national debt and competing with rapidly growing nations such as China and India, we must be more careful than ever in maintaining our diplomacy when addressing other countries.


Opinion

A small mistake

I sympathize wholeheartedly with the members of the Living Wage Campaign described in your April 21 article ("Protest targets salaries"), and applaud them for holding President Sullivan's administration to account.


Opinion

Protests, Inc.?

When we were marching around Madison Hall, with people at the head and the end of the troop chanting different slogans, a girl next to me commented, "It's so absurd," which is exactly what I felt at that moment. Why did I feel absurd in the rally for a living wage?


Opinion

A respectful community

In his open letter to Dean Groves, published March 28, fourth-year Keenan Davis expressed hope that students and faculty would respond in solidarity to the recent anti-Semitic actions on Grounds.


Opinion

At what cost?

I am writing to voice my continued concern over the University's decision to embark on yet another construction project in a time of financial stress ("Cabell renovation obtains funding," April 7). The $64.5 million we have received from the state to renovate Cabell Hall is a generous amount, but let us not forget where that money is coming from: Virginia taxpayers.


Opinion

What feminism means

Where have the good men gone? Far away from self-hating misogynist Ginny Robinson and her troublingly uninformed "Sexinomics" article (April 5). Robinson's treatment of female power or, more accurately, her equation of sex with power over men is utterly ludicrous.


Opinion

A thoughtless reaction

Your March 31 issue discusses the University's response to the accidental death of Thomas Gilliam ("Administrators boost security"). In response to this tragedy, the University has begun a Grounds-wide lockdown of all buildings and steam tunnels so that various security enhancements can be made. Gilliam's death is a tragic loss for the entire community, and my heart goes out to his friends and family.


Opinion

Soaked in blood

I was disappointed to read Jamie Dailey's column ("Discrimination by interpretation") in The Cavalier Daily on Friday, March 25, in which he asserted that all conservatives and Christians are "soaked in blood" as a result of the suicides of young, gay and lesbian teens. First, I must say that every suicide is a tragedy, regardless of the individual's race, gender, religion or lifestyle.


Opinion

(C)lemonscented

There are some traditions here at the University of Virginia that are worth clinging to, but there are others that linger far too long. When walking down the stairs of Clemons this morning, I encountered an old friend who has overstayed his welcome.