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EDITORIAL: Just give me my pin number…

For years, students have complained about the current system of academic advising at Fairfield University. Faculty advisors can be difficult to contact and less than helpful in their role of dispensing useful advice to students.
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EDITORIAL: SBRA vs. FUSA This is Naut a big deal

With so much being said about the current fisticuffs going on between FUSA and SBRA, we at The Mirror have to ask ourselves, what's the big deal? The SBRA probably should have realized a few people were going to balk at a $110 event, but then again, it seems like students who do decide to attend will reap the benefits of that extra cash.
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EDITORIAL: Voting: The only way to be noticed

In a time when more and more Americans are becoming disenchanted with the political system, The Mirror feels it is now more important than ever for students to take an active part in politics by voting in the upcoming elections this Tuesday.With so much being said about the current fisticuffs going on between FUSA and SBRA, we at The Mirror have to ask ourselves, what's the big deal? The SBRA probably should have realized a few people were going to balk at a $110 event, but then again, it seems like students who do decide to attend will reap the benefits of that extra cash.
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EDITORIAL: Cheers and Boos

Cheers to Andrea Pelano '99 and the Freshman Year Experience program, which hosted a night at the Quick Center last week for Pelano to recount her traumatic story of being sexually assaulted at the beach while an undergraduate. Hopefully the FYE program can use events like these to help freshmen, and in fact all students, take a more serious look at their own development.
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EDITORIAL: They say, we say

In the past few weeks, a number of people have made comments, public and private, about The Mirror's "He Said/She Said" column, most of them making complaints about the content of the "He Said" column. First, we wish to make it very clear that any columns or letters in the commentary section of this newspaper reflect only the opinion of whomever writes them, as is the case with most every newspaper.
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EDITORIAL: Fighting for us

At last Fairfield University has a student president that is willing to fight for student rights. Karen Donoghue, already noteworthy as our first female president, has once again shown her true zeal, determination and drive by calling police activity on the beach last Saturday "ridiculous," and calling on members of her administration to consult town officials and discuss the problem.
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EDITORIAL: Open up to open visions

Benazir Bhutto, the first female prime minister of a Muslim country, opened Fairfield's Open Visions Forum last Monday with an insightful lecture on a variety of issues ranging from her political history in Pakistan, the current problems in the middle east, the role of women in Islamic society, and the reaction of Muslims to Sept.
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EDITORIAL: Butt out!

In and of itself, Fairfield University's decision this summer to ban smoking in the residence halls was a highly debatable decision on a very controversial issue. However, the most appalling part of the entire decision-making process is that no public debate on the issue ever took place.
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EDITORIAL: We’re number one!

Despite what administration and town officials say, Fairfield University's recent ranking by the Princeton Review as having the worst town-gown relations in the country is troubling. Yes, the rankings are based on anecdotal surveys. Yes, there are wonderful, strong bonds between the town and the university.
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EDITORIAL: Pass the spam

This past weekend Fairfield University juniors and seniors witnessed the execution of one of the most successful weekend events in history. The annual townhouse party, "Spam Jam," went off not only without any incident, but also without any large complaint by the student body.