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Ballot seals Honor's demise

THE HONOR system is marching inexorably towards irrelevance. Its constitution and bylaws have been changed four times in as many years, and significant segments of the University community believe that its procedures are rigged against them.


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Programs drive drinking to extremes

TRYING harder doesn't always pay off; more effort doesn't always produce better results. A study released by Harvard University's School of Public Health last week suggests that increased efforts to curb college students' binge drinking may be backfiring.


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Student Health avoids alleged ailments

THE STAFF and administration of Student Health rarely reply to inevitable student newspaper complaints, accepting them as almost a ritual part of the University experience that reflects understandable problems in coming to grips with a difficult and often emotionally-laden part of adult life: dealing with one's health and healthcare.


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Deaths of hundreds harden hearts

HUNDREDS of people in the United States die from gun wounds every year. An indisputable fact such as this should by itself be enough to create strong emotions against the availability of handguns.


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Open cap slightly

MAINTAINING the current ratio of in-state to out-of-state students is essential to the quality and diversity of our student body and our University.


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Honor twists rules with risky resolution

EVERYONE makes mistakes. Even those in leadership positions. Even those who should know better. Though mistakes may lack intrinsic value in and of themselves, learning from mistakes and learning to take responsibility for mistakes helps prevent subsequent blunders. During the most recent elections process, the Honor Committee made a mistake.


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Or seal tightly?

I INTRODUCED House Bill 1429 to the Virginia House of Dele-gates, which would limit the out-of-state enrollment at Virginia public colleges and universities to 33 percent of the incoming freshman class beginning in the fall of 2001. I believe that Virginia's residents (and taxpayers) should have the assurance that at least two-thirds of the enrollment at our public colleges and universities are reserved for their children.


Opinion

Weeding out Lawn selection flaws

BETWEEN fellow columnist Sam Waxman's musings on the exclusivity of selective organizations, and Morgan Guyton's Declaration piece about the Lawn selection process, the inner circles of the self-governance scene received a fair amount of press last Thursday.


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Conservative Bush campaign can't charm center

THEY'RE an interesting thing, these primaries. Above all, it's fascinating that in the age of television and the Internet, politicians still must go around the country, campaigning from state to state as if they were snake oil salesmen traveling on the carnival circuit.

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