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SA shouldn’t loan

March 20, 1987

Come one, come all. Step right up and get your applications for Student Association loans. If the Student Association has enough student activity fees left over to (wrongly) loan money to the Gargoyle, then they'd probably be ludicrous enough to loan money to anybody. I have been involved with the S...

Continuing the debate on meaning of religion

March 18, 1987

"What's that you're doing, Miss Wilson?" "I'm putting together a new curriculum for my science class next fall, Mr. Jones, now that Judge Hand has said that Secular Humanism is a religion in Alabama. It seems that the problem has been that I've ignored religion in the past, so I suppose the answer is t...

Quality education calls for tax boost

March 18, 1987

In recent days, Illinois taxpayers have not been too enchanted with Gov. James Thompson. Despite his campaign claims there would be no tax increases in store for the state in 1987, the governor is requesting citizens to support his planned budget through a tax increase. Angry Illinoisans cannot understand...

Urges divestment

March 18, 1987

As the Student Association Speaker of the Senate, one of my jobs is to be spokesperson for the student body. There has never been a better reason for me to speak than at the anti-racism rally held the Thursday before spring break. Over 1000 students, faculty and town residents showed up to give their supp...

Cure for racism

March 18, 1987

If we want to end racism, then we must make our society colorblind. This would ensure that no one would receive an unfair advantage over another. To all, this sounds fair, except when it is your advantage that may be taken away. The Black Student Union, the Black Choir and any other such organization, ...

Free speech for all

March 5, 1987

This letter is directed to the dozen or so cowards who waited until the Martin Luther King Mall was empty on the evening of Feb. 18 to erase, under the guise of patriotism, an advertisement written on the sidewalk by an SA-recognized organization. If you really believe that your freedom of speech gives...

Pleased with play

March 5, 1987

Master Harold and the Boys was outstanding. The actors were alive with brilliant verve and the play's significance came through clearly. I am thankful young people on our campus can use such dramatic events to become educated about contemporary human conditions. "The image is the great instrument of in...

Group ready to help

March 5, 1987

I, along with other members of the DeKalb Human Relations Commission, am greatly disturbed to see the increase in racially motivated incidents on the NIU campus. I urge university officials to take a strong stance against the harassment of black or other students because of their color, sex, or religio...

Protect the trees

March 5, 1987

Recently, we have noticed a rather unfortunate trend on campus which reflects poorly on NIU students. Several student organizations, including the John Lennon Society and the Theatre Arts Committee, have stapled their fliers to a number of the trees on campus. The amount of damage done to the trees, ...

FREEZE group acted maturely

March 3, 1987

I would like to commend FREEZE on their expression of maturity displayed throughout the entire Jesse Jackson presentation planning stages. Often when we are not wearing our neighbor's shoes we don't know how he or she feels. Once we put on our neighbor's shoes we begin to understand totally our neighb...

Let’s end sexism once and for all

March 3, 1987

I'm writing in response to Laurie Johnson's column on neutering the English language. I cannot believe that an educated, open-minded college woman could betray herself, and her sex, by writing an article promoting sexism. Ms. Johnson said that it makes no sense to neuter words, and that neutering alter...

Finding cure for racism not the simplest of jobs

March 3, 1987

On a campus of more than 20,000 students, tension is bound to arise for certain reasons and at various times. It's inevitable. After all, when there are 20,000 people in an area, there also are as many opinions on any given issue. Lately, there is one issue that has been particularly frightening—a...