Aug 302010
 
Authors: Anna Baldwin and Eugene Daniels

By Anna Baldwin

My name is Anna Baldwin, and I’m a senior journalism major. I’m from Nebraska, but that’s a whole long tangent that we’re not going to get into right now.

I’m also a lot of other things. I’m a Virgo; I’m a diehard skier; I’m a wannabe Colorado native but most obviously, I’m female.

A lot of the time, females and males have differing opinions on various issues, and I’m not just talking about viewpoints on whether or not the toilet seat should be left down.

For instance, females might have clashing views with males on women’s rights in the workplace or, say, how women are viewed in the media.
On a lighter note, females might also see things differently about issues in relationships or our stance on video games.

I believe that males and females can understand each other better if they are more informed on these different viewpoints that each of us might encounter daily. And that’s part of the point of this weekly column.

Eugene and I will be exploring a specific issue each week and discussing our unique perspectives to hopefully inform, entertain and give you something to think about before you move on to RamTalk.

We want to hear your thoughts for a topic of discussion. To give a suggestion send an email to letters@collegian.com.

Anna Baldwin is a senior journalism major, and Eugene Daniels is a junior journalism major. Mars vs. Venus appears Tuesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian.com.

By Eugene Daniels

Hey, fellow Rams. I know the opinion columns usually consist of an opinion, but as this is a new type of column that CSU has never had, we thought it would be a good idea if we just introduced ourselves and told you what the column would be about. First off, my name is Eugene Daniels, and I’m a military brat from Fort Hood Texas, oldest of three, an Aquarius, brutally honest and really sarcastic but in the nicest way possible (I use “with all due respect” a lot). However, I love talking to people and getting their viewpoints on almost every subject.

I’m a journalism major with a minor in political science. But don’t worry; this column has absolutely nothing to do with politics. We’re college students and sometimes we need something in our lives that is less serious and more fun and entertaining in our school newspaper.

And that’s what this column is all about: fun and entertainment. Venus vs. Mars is an advice column, taken from the view of a male student (me) and a female student (Anna).

It’s obvious that men and women don’t agree on much nowadays, so it’s important that this column reflects the views of both sexes. For example, women would much rather see Julia Roberts eating, praying and loving, and we men would much rather see Julia Roberts … well, doing other things.

Starting out, Anna and I will choose different topics to present and debate, but eventually we would love submissions from you guys. Oh and don’t worry, this isn’t going to be Anna and I laying down, popping grapes in our mouths and telling you what we think about these topics. The week before the column, we both will be researching and interviewing CSU students of all ages and races to try and reach a consensus for each sex.

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