To the Editor:

Nov 162003

This year a drastic change has been made at The Collegian, and

it is surely dramatically impacting our lives. As seniors we have

become accustom to the ten-point scale rating for Horoscopes as

published inside the back cover of the paper. We have tried to be

open minded and accepting of your new “method” for forecasting or

futures. However, our open-mindedness has only led to

disappointment. Not only have we been consistently devastated with

two star days, but we have also realized that on a five point

rating scale we can never be a “perfect ten”. Eugena Last, as she

is commonly known, is not that great at horoscopes. What high

school counselor told her that horoscope writing was in her future?

I mean, seriously. To enhance student morale, and to satisfy full

fee paying students please consider altering our personal

horoscopes in the positive direction. We encourage any potential

ASCSU candidates for the future to consider this a viable platform

for a campaign. Hell, we’ll vote for ya. Please consider this an

opportunity for change. Make the commitment.


Annie “Peak One-hundy” Miller, Senior, Cancer

Tim “Ill Blazin'” Ulrich, Senior, Aries

Patrick “Hutch” Hutchinson, Senior, Sagittarius

Chris “Septic Pimp” Cole, Senior, Pisces




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Nov 162003

To the editor:

I couldn’t help but be taken aback by Stacy Schneider’s recent

op-ed on the success of Wal-Mart. It is not success that people,

such as myself, are punishing – it’s Wal-Mart’s abhorrent labor


They do not allow their workforce to unionize – in fact, when

butchers in Texas did join a union, Wal-Mart didn’t fire just them

– they shut down every butcher department in the nation. Unions are

not in Wal-Mart’s best corporate interest since organized labor

would put an end to paying employees a non-living wage and denying

them benefits.

Wal-Mart is also one of the world’s largest supporters of

sweatshops. Though they repeatedly deny this, they refuse to reveal

the locations and identities of the factories they work with.

I don’t even have adequate space to delve into further detail or

to mention the devastating effects Wal-Mart has on local

businesses. I would just like Ms. Schneider to know that it’s not

success that is the problem – its success devoid of fairness and

even a nominal sense of altruism. Success and treating workers

fairly are not mutually exclusive aims.


Tony Sciascia

Senior journalism and English




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Nov 162003

Christiana Nelson’s article, “U.S. needs to get over ADD/ADHD,”

leads me to believe that Ms. Nelson likes to talk a lot of “smack”

about ADD/ADHD; a subject she obviously doesn’t know “jack” about.

Perhaps that is why she is pursuing a career in journalism rather

than one in psychiatry. ADD/ADHD is a result of a chemical

imbalance, which makes it a neurobiological disorder, NOT a

behavioral disorder. Ms. Nelson failed to mention the big

difference between ADD and ADHD: those diagnosed with ADD usually

do not have the hyperactivity factor, and therefore generally do

not have the fidgeting side effect. To “dumb-down” the diagnoses

criterion to fidgeting and boredom is ridiculous. Psychiatrists are

not your regular therapist. They are medical professionals who

train for years to learn about the inner-workings of the human

brain and it’s effect on behavior. They have specific criterion for

diagnosis that involve thorough medical testing as well as behavior

analysis. Yes, people are misdiagnosed, but the problem is your

average overworked general practitioner diagnosing, rather than a

specialist. A specialist, like a psychiatrist, has the ability to

meticulously analyze each detail of your test results and

condition. The fact that she lamely attempts to end the article

with medical advice speaks volumes towards her lack of any

credibility within this article. The next time you want to play

doctor Ms. Nelson, I suggest you leave it to the experts.

Elizabeth Skelton

Sophomore business major





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