To the editor:

Oct 192004

Calling all women. Unmarried women in this country are the

largest demographic of non-voters. In 2000, 22 million single women

did not vote. This is an appalling number. Twenty-two million is

more than enough to change the outcome of an election. Take a

minute to recall our history. Our foremothers were unjustly

imprisoned and tortured for fighting for the right to vote. That’s

an incredible sacrifice they made for us, one that should show us

how very important it is to vote! We were the last to receive this

inherent right and now the least likely to exercise it.

This year’s election could be the most important election of our

lifetime. We must make our voices heard. If we don’t, we’re likely

to be pushed aside and the issues we find critical will be ignored.

If you are still undecided, just know that the National

Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters and the NARAL

Pro-Choice America have all endorsed Sen. John Kerry, Ken Salazar

and Stan Matsunaka. Stakes are high, and margins are thin. Every

vote counts. Early voting is available at the county courthouse or

the Lory Student Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

between now and Oct. 29.

This year, don’t let Nov. 2 pass without casting your ballot. We

owe it to ourselves, our mothers, grandmothers and all of our

female ancestors to make our voices be heard! Let’s not let our

foremothers down or sell our futures short. Vote by Nov. 2.

Britteny Cioni

Graduate Student, Economics

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Oct 192004

I have noticed over the past months how truly biased the

Collegian has become. In looking through the opinion page of the

Tuesday edition of the Collegian, I see an opinion article slamming

Bush (again), a mockery of the Ten Commandments (in which, by the

way, only nine commandments were present) and a political cartoon

that sides with the soldiers who refused to make a fuel delivery

despite the fact that they had never suffered a casualty in their

unit and another unit was required to go to work on their time of

leave to do the run in the same trucks. Granted, these are the

opinion pages, but you’d think the Collegian would have room for

more conservative voices. I hope that the problem does not lie in

the bias of the fine staff at the Collegian, but rather the lack of

interest from conservatives wanting to write for the paper. If that

is so, I am willing to remedy this problem. If the Collegian needs

more conservative voices to balance out the newspaper, let me be

the first to volunteer!

Rachel Kerber

Senior, Political Science

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Oct 192004

I would like to commend CSU for the wonderful performance that

the marching band gave Oct. 11 at Littleton High School. The band

came down and performed the finale for the 3A and 4A high school

marching band competition. If this wasn’t a fire booster for every

one of those kids who had just performed, I don’t know what is!

With the recent tragedies at both the University of

Colorado-Boulder and CSU, this showed just one of the many positive

aspects of college life. These marching bands practice and train as

a team like other competitive sports, albeit in a nonaggressive

fashion, and not only are their events physical but also musical.

These competitions can be just as exciting as the final score of

any football game.

Your students came here not to compete themselves, but to

support all these high school students in their efforts and in

doing so they gave them further motivation to pursue their own

academic careers. The entire audience felt the enthusiasm and pride

that your band presented. I want to thank them for their time and

effort and the excellent example they presented to our kids. Thank

you for reaching out to our community with such a fine performance

and such a fine group of young adults.

Beverly Davis

Mother of Littleton High School marching band member

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Oct 192004

Perhaps Andrew Nuth should learn about the art of movie making

before he presumes to speak about “The Motorcycle Diaries” as

having “poor-quality filming” (Oct. 18 in the Collegian).

Low-budget films aren’t synonymous with poor-quality films; I’d

wager a bet that the director of the movie (Walter Salles, for

those who are wondering, since Nuth chose not to include this

information in his piece) used a shaky camera and grainy quality

for artistic purposes. Glossy and glamorous “Hollywood shots”

wouldn’t have worked with the content. If your writer of film

reviews can’t understand that, maybe he shouldn’t be reviewing.

Monique Pawlowski

Senior, English major

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