Unisex bathrooms in UC excellent step to address GLBTIQ concerns
Transgender students and the GLBITQ community have voiced concerns with the current bathroom situation in the University Center. They feel that a simple male or female choice does not adequately address their needs. Having to choose between male and female bathrooms and locker rooms presents them with a problem that they do not feel they should have to face. Transgender students do not identify wi...Forum | October 11, 2004
Likely voter metric marred by poor polling methodologies
The producers of the Gallup Poll are unlikely to read this editorial. At least, one can make that claim using a poorly designed and untenable metric. The producers of the Gallup Poll have been doing just that: for years they have been misrepresenting the facts by in reporting their polls based on a very poorly defined set of ?likely voters.?
Polls themselves can affect elections, and none more th...Forum | October 11, 2004
Social network sites detrimental to authentic human interaction
Spreading around campus faster than the latest Windows virus is the phenomenon known as Thefacebook. Even if you haven?t seen it ? or joined it ? you?d be hard pressed to find any undergraduate without friends who use the site.
Thefacebook is the latest meme in a series of social networking websites; you may also be familiar with the more famous Orkut, Friendster, or OkCupid. Other college-themed...Forum | October 4, 2004
Ex astria scientia: Humankind must move beyond the cradle
Last Wednesday, mankind took another giant leap toward civilian space travel. SpaceShipOne flew to an altitude of nearly 64 miles, by official estimates. This is well above the altitude of about 62 miles needed to qualify for the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million prize intended to advance private space travel the way that similar prizes advanced commercial aviation back in the days of Charles Lindberg...Forum | October 4, 2004
Letter to the Editor
Over the past few weeks there has been a very large reaction within our campus community to the upcoming Michael Moore lecture. The sheer amount of space that was taken up in last week?s edition of The Tartan, along with the many e-mails that have recently landed in my inbox, are proof of this. Believe it or not, I think this is perfect. The decision of the Activities Board to bring Michael Moore ...Forum | October 4, 2004