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GOP decisions doom health care debate

OUR NATION'S capital recently has been deep in a debate on the issue of health care. Only a few days ago, the Senate voted on a package of health-care reforms, a so-called "Patient's Bill of Rights." Rather than agree to any form of compromise, Senate Republicans decided to push their own version of the bill.


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Lessons lie beyond the classroom

LAST YEAR, I was given one of the best opportunities of my life. And I almost didn't take it. It was just after midterms, and I was up to my ears in Sociology and Shakespeare when I got a phone call from one of my editors.


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Seeking substance

IT SEEMS wrong for me to give advice to incoming first years. I don't have enough life on me to be handing out pearls of wisdom, to act as if I know something special.


Opinion

Open letter from the 12 Society

PEOPLE OF the University: It pleases us to announce the formation of a new secret society at the University, the 12 Society. You see, the way it happened was this--we (there were 12 of us, of course) were sitting around on Monday (July 12th), and we figured it would be really cool to form a secret society.


Opinion

Feminism faces further obstacles

THIS IS for all the sweaty half-shaven men who like to sit around gas stations and gawk at young girls: Get a life, because we are. In Arizona, women hold the top five elected offices in the state.


Opinion

It's cool to be smart

SEVERAL years ago, the Faculty Senate--chaired at the time by Prof. Jahan Ramazani--started an initiative that was termed, in its broadest sense, "Intellectual Community." By that we meant to focus on what is at the core of the University experience, what in our judgment makes U.Va.


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Coping with unfamiliar family life

I HAVE heard people say that the only constant in this world is change. But when it comes to the constants of childhood--the way things were when you were a kid--change is as welcome a houseguest as your Aunt Edna, who can't stop pinching your cheeks as if you were five years old. Most students go to college with the knowledge of looming adulthood, but take the strong stance that they will not be shaken from the foundations that make up who they are.


Opinion

Open letter from the Twelve Society

PEOPLE of the University: It pleases us to announce the formation of a new secret society at the University, the 12 Society. You see, the way it happened was this--we (there were 12 of us, of course) were sitting around on Monday (July 12th), and we figured it would be really cool to form a secret society.


Opinion

Black nationalism not separatism

About half way through last week's column "Race nationalism serves no purpose," Michael Clarkson makes the very astute claim that racial "nationalism" creates racial "unity." This is probably accurate.