Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 9, 2005
See if these ideas make the grade
The changing face of Procastination
College students have rarely needed an excuse to be unproductive, but through the ingenious escape of www.thefacebook.com, they have been given the opportunity to be unproductive and voyeuristic while rifling through the inconsequential likes and dislikes of their fellow students. Small wonder, then, that Facebook's slick facelift has been met with rave reviews - procrastination's more fun when it's high-tech. For its latest innovation, Facebook gets a Pass.
Bringing home the bigwigs
One could debate whether or not Michael Moore or Ann Coulter deserved the media frenzy that awaited them in Arizona, especially because the James E. Rogers College of Law routinely invites the nation's real legal heavyweights: Supreme Court justices. For 11 consecutive years recently deceased cheif Justice William Rehnquist taught a two-week course on the Supreme Court at the College of Law.Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is slated to give a seminar in the near future. Kudos to the oft-forsaken College of Law for bringing in the names that really count. For this, they get a Pass.
The university's real main gate
It's no secret that the worlds of college admissions and digital cyberspace are increasingly intertwined. Because everything from admissions applications to tour schedules are available through the UA's main Web site, thank goodness someone had the good sense to redesign it. The old site (complete with garbled hyperlinks and seemingly random snapshots of rocks) didn't exactly shout "cutting edge," but its polished replacement does us proud. For this, the UA's new home page gets a Pass.
A lack of sympathy
It seems that New Orleans wasn't the only locale to spiral into self-interested chaos in the last week. After the UA administration announced that it would enroll 15 displaced hurricane evacuees, the Arizona Daily Wildcat was flooded with letters to the editor angrily huffing and puffing about this small gesture of compassion. According to the letters, 15 students without a school or a home apparently pose such a grave threat to our institution that they should be turned away. The only letter to support the evacuees came from a UA mother. For this, most UA students' sense of sympathy gets a Fail.
Opinions are determined by the Wildcat opinions board and written by one of its members. They are Caitlin Hall, Ryan Johnson, Damion LeeNatali, Aaron Mackey, Mike Morefield and Tim Runestad.