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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.
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EDITORIAL: Townhouse residents will carry too much of the burden

It is understandable that economics and university improvement will dictate an increase in tuition and living fees. Yet, it is quite unfortunate that this burden will be passed onto the already stressed townhouse population. Each additional townhouse resident will be expected to pay an additional $250 for the rental of their house.
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EDITORIAL:Common sense or censorship?

Earlier this month the longest-running program on the Ham Channel, the Fairfield Wrestling Federation, was ordered off the air by members of the university administration. Unlike a network-television cancellation in the corporate world, FWF was not removed from the air because of low ratings or a lack of high-profile advertisers. But according to FWF participants, it was pulled from the airwaves without any notice because of its violence that mimics the real-life version of the "sport."
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EDITORIAL: Injunction junction, what’s your function?

Last year, a court issued an injunction responding to complaints by non-student residents about excessive parties at Lantern Point. The court found that these parties constituted a nuisance and interfered with the neighborhood. No reasonable person could argue against that finding. What is troubling, however, is that the injunction specifically forbids any event which attracts more than 250 "students," that is housed or "in any way allow(ed)" by either the Lantern Point Association or student tenants in common areas.
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EDITORIAL: Housing handles the crunch well

Thanks to the often-mentioned size of the class of 2004, there have been numerous "crunches" throughout the past couple of years at the university. This is not something that can be blamed on anyone. No one was at fault.
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EDITORIAL: Townies spring forward, FUSA falls back

With warm weather comes the desire to hit the beach, the desire to be outside, the desire to plan yet another Clam Jam. However, with sunny weather hitting the shores of the Long Island Sound soon, does anyone really know the fate of the beach (let alone Clam Jam)?
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EDITORIAL: Now is the time for a change in FUSA

In a time when photo finish elections may be something of the norm, the Fairfield University Student Association elections have become no different. Throngs of students rallied around their candidates Tuesday at the Barone Campus Center, creating an exciting and tense atmosphere until the final results were announced at just around 1 a.m. For creating this amount of tingle around an election, Tuesday's candidates should be congratulated.