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Laura Sahrama


To the people along the way

I NEVER wanted to attend the University of Virginia. It was probably my last choice of schools, but when all the acceptance and rejection letters were in and all the tuition numbers had been crunched, U.Va.

A Democrat for the future

Howard Dean is my hero. And if you are, like me, dismayed by the direction the country's been going in lately, he should be your hero too. Conservative Republicans have been steering the nation ever since the 2000 election fiasco, and the past few years haven't been fun for those of us who are frustrated at the course they have chosen.

Adding sacrifice to the war equation

I'm not good with numbers. I figure, however, that if you were to come up with an equation to predict a nation's willingness to go to war, a proportion would be involved that would go something like this: The more the sacrifice entailed by war is spread out among a nation's populace, the less willing to go to war a nation's people will be.

Avoiding a new crusade

A WEEK ago, the U.S. House of Representatives called for a national day of prayer during which Americans would pray to "secure the blessings and protection of providence for the people of the United States and our armed forces during the conflict in Iraq and under the threat of terrorism at home." The non-binding resolution follows on the heels of a similar resolution passed by the Senate last week.

Can war be reality TV?

As bombs started falling in Baghdad last Wednesday night, millions of Americans turned on their televisions and have kept them on as the first week of the war has unfolded.

Tolerance through teaching

There is a cycle the University goes through every time a racial incident occurs. Shock, outrage, e-mail from the administration; rhetoric, rally, race forum.

Can America go it alone?

From Rome to Seoul, Johannesburg to Melbourne, people have been calling for peace. As part of a global protest on Saturday, the streets of 150 U.S.

Can college be race-blind?

Much of the affirmative action debate revolves around questions of fairness: Are white students treated unfairly in application procedures that consider race as a factor?

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