In a staff editorial on Monday (‘Keep students in the loop,’ April 27) it was incorrectly stated that the Boston University emergency alert system was not used to keep Warren Tower residents up to date on the electrical malfunction and power outage that forced the evacuation of the dormitory.
What if they fought? It’s the question we here at ThingFight have asked rhetorically and answered incoherently every Tuesday this semester. Contrary to what columns with punbelievable titles like ‘The Young and the Breakfast’ and ‘Burly Temple’ would lead you to believe, quite a bit of quality control goes into ThingFight.
Vision for BU may have been celebrating following their victory on Friday, but the fact that only about 1,500 students voted in the election is nothing to celebrate. The low turnout comes as no surprise. In an election with no other official candidates, voter turnout is expected to be lower than if a real competition was at stake, but to have fewer than one out of 10 students vote to decide who will represent the student body is simply shameful.
Whether Boston University students living in Warren Towers were getting ready to make the most of the few weekends that remain this semester, or they were preparing for a long night of studying, most ended up on Commonwealth Avenue, and some were trapped in elevators on Saturday night.
As the semester comes to a close and I think back on all the bike-y topics touched upon in my columns, I can’t help but wonder how non-bikers view those of us on two wheels. Is there a sense of annoyance directed at riders who arrogantly zoom through intersections and crosswalks?