As a Catholic Boston resident and an active member of the Boston University Catholic Center, I […]
Letters to Editor
There is a word in the lexicon of public transportation that nearly everyone understands but very few actually know: farebox recovery ratio. This number is calculated by taking the amount of money received by the several mass transit services (buses, trains, subways, etc.) and divided by the actual cost it takes to run the system.
By now, many freshmen have moved on from their old Ashford Street frolicking ways and have graduated to going to parties where they actually know the host. And if they plan to survive the next three years with at least some dignity in tact, they are being a little bit more discerning about whose throat they decide to stick their tongue down on a Friday night.
If you want to learn a thing or two about apartheid, the first place to look, surely, is South Africa. It was there, after all, that a white South African Government adopted a policy of institutionalized segregation, eventually drawing widespread international condemnation, divestment and boycott before ultimately inducing the downfall of their regime. South Africans lived, breathed and otherwise experienced apartheid, day in and day out, for almost 50 years. It is for this reason that we should not take lightly the words of their leaders in regards to that term.
As a second-semester senior, completing job applications, resumés and cover letters often consumes my nights. During the day, I stress about receiving a call about interviews as well as having to complete my day-to-day work. Needless to say, I could taste escape as spring break approached.
Key West, March 9. I am awake before my eyes open. Slowly I lift one eyelid and scan the room for signs of a new depravity, ones I have not already come to terms with. There on the wall: someone has stripped the labels off a dozen or so beer bottles and stuck them up in a queer pattern. I study the casual geometry for a moment, but quickly disregard it, feeling too strongly that whoever assembled this wants exactly the kind of confused analysis that I am about to give to it. Of course it means nothing.
Though Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Noam Chomsky led an impassioned lecture on Israel Apartheid Week Tuesday (“Chomsky joins Israel “apartheid’ debate,” Wednesday, p. 1) and is a world-renown scholar of linguistics, he neglected to conduct a factually based argument and, instead, manipulated facts and truths.
The recent article about Noam Chomsky’s recent on-campus appearance (“Chomsky joins Israel “apartheid’ debate,” Wednesday, p. 1) reflects the extent to which The Daily Free Press has departed from objective journalism and finds itself seduced by anti-Israel rhetoric and those who promote it. Equally troubling is Boston University’s willingness to provide a pulpit to Chomsky, whose hyperbolic characterizations and factual distortions about Israel and “Palestine” are nevertheless deemed gospel by those who blindly submit themselves to the product Chomsky peddles.
The Daily Free Press’ stance on the Community Service Center’s Alternative Spring Breaks (“For some, a worthwhile break “alternative,’” Wednesday, p.1; “Making service cool,” Wednesday, p. 6) was extremely narrow-minded and written to make it look like there is nothing wrong with the application process. I cannot even count on two hands how many people, like myself, followed the CSC’s instructions to register online and still were not able to get a spot. This was simply because of the overload on the web server.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Linguistics Noam Chomsky used his linguistic capabilities to manipulate the […]