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Two sides to every story

Monday's front-page of the Wildcat reported on a three-month-old story about my fraternity losing its appeal with UA. The independent University Hearing Board actually overturned the dean's recommendation, and recommended one year of probation. The Dean of Students Office came back and requested two years. We decided not to fight and focused on the future and moving forward. The past cannot be changed, but we can direct the future. The future is where we are focused. Delta Chi will be the number one "no-hazing" fraternity on campus. [Read article]

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Commentary: Go greek but don't go stupid

What do 85 percent of all Fortune 500 company executives, 76 percent of current U.S. congressmen and senators, and all but two presidents since 1825 have in common? They've all bent over to lick their pledge-masters' shoes while prospective college buddies poured Tabasco sauce down their exposed buttocks. We can also include 85 percent of Supreme Court Justices since 1910 and roughly 15 percent of UA students in this elite group of academic and social achievers. [Read article]

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Commentary: A ╬clean getaway' with tax dollars

In 1998, Arizona voters experienced a moment of clarity that resulted in an electoral scheme that is as un-American as the hammer and sickle.

The so-called Clean Elections Act provides public funding for candidates running for elected office throughout the state. "Clean Elections" was ushered in under the presupposition that it would, by removing private donations from campaigns, instill in our elected officials a disinterested civic virtue reminiscent of the founding fathers'. [Read article]

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