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OPINIONS
Wednesday October 1, 2003
Mailbag

Community knows about greek successes, failures

In response to Sarah Peeples' letter, "Greeks contribute greatly to the community:" Ms. Peeples writes her letter as though those who aren't greek do not understand what services greek members have contributed to. In reality, many of those who aren't greek do understand, Ms. Peeples. Every year, the Wildcat and other news outlets throughout Tucson have reported such community service events as Spring Fling, the AIDS walk, Ronald McDonald House, etc. where greek members have taken part. Though a non-member myself, I have friends who are fraternity members and have heard stories about how they take time out of their weekend to help support Tucson High School students in reaching their goals. [Read article]

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photo Issue of the Week: Has 'A' tradition lost usefulness?

Throngs of freshmen descended upon Tucson's A' mountain, blue paint and buckets in hand, last Saturday. The event, part of Blue Key's A-Day,' was created to inspire fledgling Wildcats to take part in the traditions and community of the UA. ASUA, which is notoriously stingy when it comes to allocations, cut the group a $1,100 check from the club funding pot. We asked our columnists: Does A-Day warrant such extraordinary generosity, or is it a quaint throwback that has outlasted its usefulness? [Read article]

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