A substantial part of our university community will return to their home parishes in Boston for this holiday season. They will return to the focal point of a year-long scandal over sexual abuse perpetrated by numerous priests upon hundreds of victims. The lead figure in this scandal is Cardinal Bernard F.
After a rocky start, the Ignatian Residential College in Loyola Hall is now moving into full swing. With current freshmen now evaluating options for next year, The Mirror hopes that members of the Class of 2006 will look hard at the College as a chance to broaden their horizons.
You will notice an inflammatory adjective, one that begins with the letter "f," prominently placed in our coverage of the Student Beach Residents Association's 200 Nights. The use of this word was not an easy decision for the editors of this newspaper. What was a certainty, however, is that this quote in some form needed to be included.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.