Letters to Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I respectfully disagree with the opinion that our Student Union is “just one of hundreds of […]

LETTER: Addressing affordable housing

Tuesday’s Boston City Council hearings on affordable housing (“Local residents decry student off-campus housing in city council hearing,” Dec. 1) focused overwhelmingly on the problems of finding housing rather than on the possibilities of resolving the problem.

by · December 6, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

PERSPECTIVE: Vote no to reducing sales tax

Autumn for college kids around Boston brings the stress of midterm exams, the general misery of the common cold, a trip to The North Face and the weighty task of choosing a Halloween costume.

by · October 28, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

PERSPECTIVE: Our generation’s South Africa

Three decades ago, President Ronald Reagan describedU.S. policy toward the racist South African government as one of “constructive engagement’ &- a cruel rhetorical flourish. Under this policy of “constructive engagement,’ the Reagan administration provided the critical diplomatic and economic support to the apartheid regime, which was made all the more important in the wake of continued international pressure and worldwide boycotts

by · October 28, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

PERSPECTIVE: Easing depression for international students

For National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 7, Boston University Student Health Services set up screening sites to help those suffering from depression. According to The Daily Free Press, “SHSscreened about 215 people, a huge increase from last year.” This statistic shows that initiatives by government, school and students to overcome the problem of depression are increasing.

by · October 28, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

PERSPECTIVE: Preventing depression

For National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 7, Boston University Student Health Services set up screening sites to help those suffering from depression. According to The Daily Free Press, “SHSscreened about 215 people, a huge increase from last year.” This statistic shows that initiatives by government, school and students to overcome the problem of depression are increasing.

by · October 25, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

LETTER: Palestinian rights revisited

The article in The Daily Free Press (“Protesters march for Palestinian rights,” Oct. 12, p.1) was a prime example of what Jack Clearly states in the article, “our media doesn’t do a very good job of balanced reporting.” Articles like this one eliminate that balance completely. As these protesters marched across Copley Square, disconnected from the Boston University community, nearly 1,000 people gathered on Boston University grounds, in Metcalf Auditorium, to hear from experts on the issues of misinformation and misrepresentation in the media about the existential threat that Israel faces.

by · October 13, 2010 · 0 comments · Letters to Editor

PERSPECTIVE: A critique of the Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was an act of that became a symbol for the American colonies. Tired of being taxed without representation, it provided the spark needed for colonists to unite under one banner and fight the British for their right to independence. A new cohort of people came together to fight against a similar oppression 237 years later &- the Tea Party.

PERSPECTIVE: BU LipDub too booze-heavy

Hey Boston University: Did you see it? I sure did. On April 9, in light of tiredness, stress and frustration due to finals, Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore hired our very own dear mascot, Rhett, to cheer up the university. And what did Rhett do? He said let there be party and booze.

LETTER: Getting out the Union vote

Tonight at 7 p.m. in the George Sherman Union Backcourt, the candidates for Student Union Executive Board for the 2010-11 school year will vie for your vote. I urge you to attend so that you can make wise decisions on April 19 at the electronic ballot. The next Student Union Executive Board’s voice will be a representation of your voice on campus.