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OPINIONS
Wednesday October 22, 2003
Mailbag

'Ridiculing others' hardly funny, comic needs to stop

I strongly feel that Arnie Bermudez's "Sarape's Grill" is a perfect example of inappropriate humor. Any humor that is exclusive, separates people, puts someone down or ridicules others, destroys self-esteem, uses stereotypes of groups, encourages a negative atmosphere, offends others or lacks awareness of others' feelings is inappropriate. This is a diverse campus and many international students have an accent, which doesn't mean that they are less capable in communicating with people. Making fun of their accent in the campus newspaper is not valid. The Wildcat should stop printing it. [Read article]

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photo Issue of the week: Dorm room dereliction

Last week, the Arizona Daily Wildcat reported that code of conduct violations involving students viewing pornography in UA residence halls are going unpunished. Though the university has the power to restrict Internet abuse, it hardly seems interested in doing so. We asked our columnists: Should the UA care enough to crack down?

Personal freedom comes above all

Let's be honest here, the pornography restriction in residence halls is one of those laws set as a polite formality, not as something to be enforced if it were, I'd certainly see residents come out of their rooms a lot more than I do now. In other words, the law's there so that people in high places can look the other way without making legislators like former Republican Jean McGrath blush. [Read article]

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