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Financial aid office at U fails students

By By West Valley

October 20, 2009

By West ValleyEditor:The financial aid office at the U needs to be held accountable. Why are students not a top priority? Why must they wait two weeks to speak with a counselor who can give them direction and help? Why must they wait 30 days to have an appeal reviewed? Why are students not allowed to ...

Nuclear waste nothing to fear

By By Devin Heaps

October 9, 2009

By Devin HeapsEditor:In response to Kelly O'Neill's column ("Nuclear waste too harmful," Oct. 7), the key word in the article was "bury." Very few types of harmful radiation can penetrate soil or other shielding. Additionally, please remember that all radiation is governed by the 1/r^2 law. That means f...

Nuclear waste not harmful

October 8, 2009

Editor:In response to Kelly O'Neill's column ("Nuclear waste too harmful," Oct. 7), the key word in the article was "bury." Very few types of harmful radiation can penetrate soil or other shielding. Additionally, please remember that all radiation is governed by the 1/r^2 law. That means for every unit of...

Planned Parenthood health care good choice for students

September 30, 2009

Editor:Obviously our country is experiencing a rather heated health care debate, and until something is done about our current system, people, particularly college students, need to know about where they can receive affordable services. Many students fall between the cracks of being too old to remain on...

APA research on gays not conclusive

September 30, 2009

Editor:In response to Jonathan Deesing's article ("Uneducated opinions on therapy hurt gays," Sept. 28) I would like to point out that homosexuality was classified as a disorder up until 1974 in the APA's Diagnostics and Statistical Manual. The reason for this change was from mounting pressure of gay...

Health care letter misses the facts

By By Brittany Green,

September 24, 2009

Editor:Robert Paul's letter to the editor ("Health care article ignorant," Sept. 22) is a great example of one of the biggest problems in the health care debates. Name-calling and alarmist threats are the focus instead of facts. Calling Whitney Fitts an "ignoramus" and threatening that "people like you" a...

Health care article ignorant

September 22, 2009

Editor:In response to Whitney Fitts' "well thought-out" article regarding the health care debate ("Health care debate plagued by skewed words," Sep. 21), I just have one question8212;what was the point? Is it your opinion that people opposing the Obama health care reform are being too mean? You really f...

Youngest fan enjoys Ute football action

September 22, 2009

Editor:Our 7-month-old son, Thomas, is a huge Utah football fan. He loved the Utes before he even came into this world. Back in 2008 during the perfect 13-0 season, I was pregnant. My husband & I never missed a game. Whenever we watched the Utes play our baby was especially active in the womb. Louie Sa...

?Weeds? can be helpful

September 22, 2009

Editor:Research has led me to the knowledge lately that plenty of plants, beautiful wild flowers, that grow naturally without the need of additional water, chemical fertilizers, poison, the burning of gas or much work at all are edible and nutritious. At the same time, a close relative that has enough ...

Rock the U not efficient fundraiser

By By Yasmeen Hussain

September 17, 2009

By Yasmeen HussainEditor:After seeing ASUU's budget, I question the wisdom of holding events such as Rock the U. Thousands of dollars were spent on T-shirts and tens of thousands on entertainment. This money could be going toward more crucial expenditures such as researcher salaries and advanced lab eq...

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