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STAFF EDIT: Unmoved by earthquakes

The dust of Hurricane Katrina’s worst had all-but settled by the time former President George W. Bush’s infamous FEMA initiative reacted to New Orleans and its suffering people in August 2005. Images of underwater neighborhoods and a drowning populace left us paralyzed and the nearly 2,000 left dead served as testimony to the brutal power of a natural disaster. Universal disbelief blanketed the country.

Editor’s Note

At the end of this semester, The Daily Free Press will have published continuously as Boston University’s independent student newspaper for 40 years. For the thousands of students who pick up the paper every day, if only to do the crossword puzzle and scan the headlines, it’s part of a daily routine. For the staff running around the newsroom every night, it’s a routine labor of love. So while it might be predictable to think of this anniversary as something remarkable, the reality is that The Free Press’ continued existence is simply what the students should ‘- and do ‘- expect.

STAFF EDIT: Martha, M.I.A.

With the election for Ted Kennedy’s vacated U.S. Senate seat in less than a week, Massachusetts’ voters are probably wondering why Democrat Martha Coakley is not leading the polls like she should be. Massachusetts has not had Republican representation in the Senate for 32 years, but apparently that isn’t a given in this election.

STAFF EDIT: Team Conan

For six decades, ‘The Tonight Show’ has aired immediately following the local news in the 11:35 p.m. time slot on NBC. For the last seven months, Conan O’Brien has been its host, but starting March 1, 2010, both the celebrated talk show and its famous comedian will face changes that threaten to cripple the legacy of the program.

Final Word – A Letter from the Editor

I’ll admit there are times at The Daily Free Press where we ask for the impossible. We ask our student reporters to consider everything they see with a critical eye, despite being in the most idealistic time of their lives. We ask nationally-recognized politicians and public figures to regard our student reporters, some just three months out of high school, on the same level as professional journalists.