Thursday, December 13

Hello, regents? Demonstrations increase democracy

Hello, regents? Demonstrations increase democracy By Marc Lange I read with dismay in the March 16 issue of the Daily Bruin ("Protest to greet regents") that Regent Howard Leach criticized those students who protested recently in favor of affirmative action, saying, "A demonstration implies wanting to use force or emotion to put a point across." And Regent William Bagley apparently agreed, quoted as saying, "For intelligent people of university caliber to engage in (protests) is folly." Well, the next time we need a revolution in this country (does anyone remember we had one once?), I know not to call upon Regent Leach to sign the Declaration or to dump tea in the harbor. Read more...


Letters

Star Spangled manners … Editor: Before the Oregon State game at Pauley Pavilion, it was announced that that the national anthem would be sung. It was not, or at least in my opinion, nothing was sung that even remotely resembled "The Star Spangled Banner." "The Star Spangled Banner" is a patriotic anthem and should be sung and played as such, not as soul music, not as pop music, not as rock and roll, not in a way that shows disrespect, even if unintended, to all those who have fought for our country and beneath its flag, but with the respect and honor and dignity that they and this great country deserve. Read more...





Letters

Letters Putting things into perspective Editor: B. Roderick Spilman’s March 2 letter to the editor, "Silent no more?" regarding "perverted homosexuals … defacing this campus" is prefaced "this is not an anti-gay letter," but it clearly reveals a homophobic agenda. Read more...