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Opinion in Brief

October 30, 2006 Executive Editor 0

In a short time, the citizens of Richmond will once again have the opportunity to vote for their public representatives in the upcoming election. Both city residents and VCU voters who are temporarily living in the city need to exercise their voting power more than ever to keep the members of Richmond’s City Council mindful of their commitments to the public.

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Define ‘discrimination’

October 30, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Didn’t I do this last year? Well it’s obvious that the definition is necessary again for the people in the back of the room who didn’t get it the first time:

dis-crim-i-na-tion [di-skrim-uh-ney-shuh n.]

an act or instance of discriminating.

treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.

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From the president

October 30, 2006 Executive Editor 0

As the second half of the fall semester kicks into gear, the SGA remains deeply involved in the issues that matter to you.

Free Music for Students: At the Senate meeting Monday, Oct. 23, Project RUCKUS gave an illuminating presentation on their proposal to give free media downloading to all students.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

October 30, 2006 Executive Editor 0

God’s laws over man’s laws

I am writing in response to the article “A moral imperative: A Christian perspective on same-sex marriage rights” (Oct. 23). I believe that there is a much deeper understanding of the scriptures that can be shed on this matter. If I have read the article as the author has intended, then one would conclude that as a Christian because “I am to love my neighbor as I love myself” or because “I do unto others as I would have them do unto me,” that I in some way should allow for a public policy to be put into place that condones sinful acts.

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Opinion in Brief

October 26, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Hollywood and its ilk love to find a cause du jour that its celebrities can throw their wads of cash at for a warm, fuzzy feeling before they blow a couple grand on something trivial and out of style next month. Recently, it seems adopting kids from extremely poor nations is at the top of the list.