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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.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

October 5, 2006 Executive Editor 0

MySpace safety

In concern over the recent controversies over the online community MySpace, there is some evidence showing that the site itself is not fully responsible for dangerous happenings orchestrated online. MySpace advertises as a “place for friends” and also features safety tips for users and their parents.

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Opinion in Brief: Register to Vote

October 2, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Midterm elections. Like the Super Bowl halftime show or commercials between our favorite TV shows, we may think they don’t matter. We tend to skip over things we think aren’t important to get to the good stuff. But not paying attention in 2003 meant missing Janet Jackson’s exposed nipple, and some commercials are can’t-miss entertainment.