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Senate elections, bad advising reform

October 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The student Senate elections are currently underway. Voting will take place online at www.vcusga.com starting 8 a.m. Oct. 10 and ending 5 p.m. Oct 12. We encourage everyone to vote and wish the best of luck to all the candidates.

Now let me pose a question: Have you ever felt like VCU took your money and then left you to wander around the bustling, academic labyrinth all alone? Or have you felt like someone was leading you but that person had a blindfold on or kept disappearing before your very eyes? If so, you may want to read further.

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Tired of your poor

October 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

“Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

These days it seems it is we who are tired of the influx of immigrants coming from the poorer countries south of our border.

Sure, I hate hearing “press 1 for English” as much as anyone else.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

October 9, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Watch for red flags

This month, the Red Flag Campaign makes its debut on our campus. This campaign marks the first statewide public awareness effort aimed at stopping dating violence on college campuses in Virginia. While it’s true that dating violence is a complex problem that cannot be solved by a poster campaign, the message of the campaign is that there are countless steps we can take in our daily lives to stop someone who is being abusive or to help someone who is being victimized.

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Opinion in Brief: Quitters

October 5, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The Virginia General Assembly ended its special session last week without a solution for Virginia’s transportation needs. In refusing to compromise, the House of Delegates blocked any chance of progress until the next statewide elections are held in 2007.

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Hastert should resign

October 5, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The Republicans are experiencing a mighty stroke of bad luck lately.

According to intelligence reports, the Iraqi conflict is not making the world safer. Sen. George Allen, once a presidential prospect, is fighting for his incumbency. Now, to make things worse, a Florida representative is under investigation after being accused of engaging in explicit communications with an underage page.