McGrath out of line
To the editor,
There are very few students at the UA who would agree with Rep. Jean McGrath's (R-Glendale) new bill, which would disallow people to visit dorm rooms occupied by someone of the other sex. Her reasoning is simple enough - she is "responding to students' concerns." I would very much like to meet these students; if any student is unable to survive with a member of the opposite sex in their room, they should not be in the dorms in my opinion (or, here's an idea: how about living in a single-sex dorm!). Regardless of my views, however, the student who agrees with McGrath should deal with his or her problem on an individual basis; there is no point to legislate this action for one person out of five hundred.
She explained that students had "lots of places to meet" and underwent weekly inspections when she went to college some forty years ago. This is still true, believe it or not, but so what! If I still lived in the dorms, I would not enjoy having to go to some "neutral territory" to ask a math question to the girl across the hall.
Optical engineering junior