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While I feel terrible for the girl who was raped this weekend,

along with any woman who has had to endure such a traumatic

experience, I wish these girls would realize the harsh reality.

While women should be able to walk home alone at night, it just

isn’t the case. There are certain people that are sick in the mind,

and who will harm a woman if the opportunity arises. With many

different modes of transportation available, I wish more women

would take advantage of them. I’m disgusted every time I hear about

someone taking a woman’s freedom by raping her. But ladies, it can

be avoided. Take a cab, call RamRide, call a friend, walk in

groups. You can call me if you need a ride. I would rather pay for

gas and drive across town at 3 a.m. than read about another rape in

this town.

David Griek

Community member

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Oct 112004
 
Authors:

While I feel terrible for the girl who was raped this weekend,

along with any woman who has had to endure such a traumatic

experience, I wish these girls would realize the harsh reality.

While women should be able to walk home alone at night, it just

isn’t the case. There are certain people that are sick in the mind,

and who will harm a woman if the opportunity arises. With many

different modes of transportation available, I wish more women

would take advantage of them. I’m disgusted every time I hear about

someone taking a woman’s freedom by raping her. But ladies, it can

be avoided. Take a cab, call RamRide, call a friend, walk in

groups. You can call me if you need a ride. I would rather pay for

gas and drive across town at 3 a.m. than read about another rape in

this town.

David Griek

Community member

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This letter is in response to Chuck Fogland’s (president of the

CSU College Republicans) article that compares college professors

to managers of businesses. Fogland asserts that both should, as a

matter of professionalism, keep their political views to

themselves. This comparison struck me as quite strange. The goal of

a manager is to make money. The goal of an instructor is to TEACH.

Hhmmm.

Second, in the real world that Mr. Fogland purports to know so

much about, people do have political views and agendas. I am even

going to be so bold as to suggest that they will attempt to share

them with you, despite your objections.

Despite his assertions that the College Republicans do not want

to stifle debate, that is exactly what happens when strong, even

offensive opinions are punished. Debate does not happen if only

certain people, at certain times and in certain places can open

their mouths. Mr. Fogland suggests that only certain classes should

be allowed to debate political issues. Please tell us then, what

subject matter is not touched by our current and past political

landscape?

Amy Trefethen

Second Bachelor’s, computer information systems major

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We are frequently informed that “although Iraq may not have had

any weapons of mass destruction, it had the capacity and intent to

make them,” and “the world is better off with Saddam in prison,”

and “it is better to fight them in the streets of Baghdad than in

the streets of our cities” and that “the Iraqi people welcome us as

liberators and not as occupiers.”

Let all those who give credence to these statements volunteer

immediately for military service in Iraq. Regardless of sex, age,

race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, I am

sure that a place can be found for them where they can also serve

with courage and distinction.

Isn’t it likely that such service might inspire President Bush’s

22-year-old twin daughters to volunteer also to serve?

Should death occur, I am sure that they will be honored, at

least as much as the 58,000 Americans killed in Vietnam or the

1,000 killed thus far in Iraq.

I am 86 and served all through World War II in the U.S. Army Air

Force and was honorably discharged as a captain. If I believed in

the statements at the beginning paragraph, I would gladly serve

again if such service would spare the life of only one young

American soldier. Wouldn’t you?

Joe Stern

Fort Collins resident

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