The Daily Utah Chronicle

Online textbooks don?t hurt students

September 8, 2009

Editor:This is in reference to Liz Carlston's column ("Online textbooks hurt students in the end," Sept. 3). The author failed to address all aspects of one of the most important issues to the students. Why do we go to school? For education. What is the most important duty of an educational institution? To ...

Online textbooks aid students in the end

September 8, 2009

Editor:The Utah Student Association was recently criticized in Liz Carlston's column for its "short-term" ideas on combating the excessive prices of textbooks ("Online textbooks hurt students in the end," Sept. 3). While it is one thing to pursue a short-term end, it is quite another to make an anachron...

Transportation fair good place to learn about the issues

August 27, 2009

Editor:Wow! Thursday's opinion page is all about lack of parking on campus, construction impeding commuting to and while on campus and even a poll on commuting options. On Tuesday, Sept. 1 you can learn more about commuting options, plans for the U and for the valley at the Transportation Fair. It will...

U events hinder student parking

August 26, 2009

Editor:As a student, I have become increasingly irritated at the noticeable disregard for students. Unless I am mistaken, the U is an institute of higher learning, not an entertainment venue, so why is it trying to function as such? It is understood that the sporting and concert events bring in needed fund...

Illegal immigration wrong in every way

April 27, 2009

Editor:Ronald Mortensen ("Immigration linked to identity theft," April 27) brings brilliant analysis to the debate concerning illegal aliens. But I have to question the "thinking" on why Utah law enforcement wants to maintain "good relations" with criminal aliens. Those aliens and their children overwhel...

Obama proposal not change nor something to believe in

April 27, 2009

Editor:Michael McFall's piece ("Obama set to increase Pell grants," April 27) unintentionally gave reason to pause. In the cited conference, Obama erred on the side of double-dealing by calling one of his "first 100 days" creations, viz. banks subsidization, a "special interest." He said that "it's a...

Gun needed for protection of wife, kids

April 26, 2009

Editor:I feel that I must respond to the disconnected load of tripe and propaganda thrown around by Jonathan Deesing ("Gun love is fueled by fear," April 22).Deesing states that Utahns are gun-toting, fear-driven imbeciles. I believe I speak for the majority of gun owners in this state, as well as in this...

TRAX graffiti unfathomable, unacceptable

April 26, 2009

Editor:I, like Liz Carlston ("Graffiti on TRAX can't be tolerated," April 23), am sick of all of the graffiti along the north-south TRAX route. I take TRAX at least three to five days per week and the so-called artwork left by these "contributors to society" makes me sick. Although I'm sure it will be cl...

Fears about permit holders asinine

April 22, 2009

Editor:In his column, ("Gun love fueled by fear," April 22), Jonathan Deesing commented on a quote from President Barack Obama: "When read in the proper context, his quote explains that when people mistrust or have become disillusioned with their government, they turn to guns and religion." Obama's and ...

Gun owners? safety concerns legitimate

April 22, 2009

Editor:Jonathan Deesing ("Gun love is fueled by fear," April 22), is living in a world where the sun is always shining and birds are always chirping, but back in the real world, there are plenty of things to fear. What is wrong with dreading your security system going off in the middle of the night, or...

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