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Editorial: The raid heard ’round Fairfield

In last week's editorial we wrote that the U.S. Department of Education's report ranking Fairfield twentieth-eighth in the nation for alcoholic violations was overdrawn. It is ironic that the release of this study was followed by the raid on John Adams bar this past Thusday night.
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Editorial: 28th in the nation

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Fairfield is ranked 28 in the nation for reported alcohol violations of colleges and universities. Even more prestigious, Fairfield is number one in Connecticut. These numbers are dubious, especially considering that state schools with upwards of 25,000 students, such as the University of Connecticut, are reporting a meager 136 violations compared to our 651.
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Editorial: Cheers and Boos

CHEERS to Jesuit Awareness Week. This year the event marks the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and the housekeeper's daughter. Their charge? Educating the people. The Jesuit identity is something to be proud of.
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Editorial: Playing it safe

In light of recent violence and robberies surrounding Fairfield's campus, all students must be reminded that we in fact do not live in our own isolated Fairfield bubble. We are a part of the real world, and we see its upsides and downsides as much as any other community.
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Editorial: Our apathetic legacy

Across the nation, college students are reminded that we are the least likely to vote in political elections. Political apathy is our legacy, as less than half of the 18-24 year-old age bracket votes. Coupled with the nationwide epidemic of political apathy is Fairfield's renowned student apathy.
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Editorial: Cheers + Boos

Cheers to legal beirut tables! Legal or not, beirut tables were always going to be a fixture at Fairfield University. Now that they're legal, it makes carrying a huge piece of plywood into your house a lot easier...actually it doesn't make it an easier task, just less suspicious.
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Editorial: Drugs at Fairfield: Are they a problem?

It is not every day that student residences are raided by law enforcement agencies and students are arrested on charges of drug dealing. In this week's article about drugs on campus, Dean of Students Mark Reed called the recent arrests "troubling." When such extraordinary events take place on campus, it gives everyone an opportunity to take pause and reflect on the issue.
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EDITORIAL: Kudos for Cokie

There are few people in the world more qualified to give a group of young men and women an educated outlook on the state of world affairs than Cokie Roberts, and the Class of 2004 is very fortunate to have her as commencement speaker this May. Although speakers like Tom Brokaw and Billy Joel -who have delivered commencement addresses at Fairfield in the past-enjoy better name recognition than Roberts-who has been in broadcasting for 30 years-she is without a doubt one of the most respected figures in journalism.
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EDITORIAL: For the greater glory of…

In 1592 a soldier who loved women, gambling and swordplay was crippled by a canonball during battle. While he recovered he asked for romance novels to pass the time, but all that was available was a book of saints and the life of Jesus Christ. At that point the soldier had a religious conversion and decided that Jesus Christ was worth imitating.
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EDITORIAL: It’s our money

The latest chapter in the deterioration of faculty-administration relations reared its ugly head recently when the Faculty Welfare Committee hired an independent economist to evaluate the university's finances. Perhaps this ongoing struggle between our school's faculty and administration began four years ago, when the administration began the process of imposing "merit pay" upon a resistant faculty.