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    Olson’s departure ill-timed, disappointing
    Like the rest of the UA, I am shocked and disappointed that Lute Olson suddenly retired. After over 20 years at the helm, maybe it’s well-deserved, but it should never have come like this, two days after saying he was “”energized”” and “”happy to be here.”” Perhaps we are all angry, but no one should be angrier than Chase Budinger, Jordan Hill and Nic Wise, all recruited by Lute and will enter their third year with their third head coach. Budinger gave up the NBA to play for Lute, and in return he gets to play for someone else – again. Maybe Lute doesn’t want to or need to give anyone a reason for leaving. But if there’s anything he should do, at the very least, he should apologize to his team. I wish him nothing but the best, but this really wasn’t the way to go out.

    Clayton Chu
    aerospace engineering senior

    Column mirrors ‘Daily Show’ too closely
    I read the Daily Wildcat every morning on my CatTran shuttle ride onto campus. I also watch the “”Daily Show”” every night at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central. Ironically on Thursday, those two habits of mine met. I was reading Alyson Hill’s article “”Latest threat to America: Americans”” on Oct. 23 when I realized I had already heard it all before! Her article on “”real America”” and “”fake America,”” Americans and “”Un-Americans,”” was already done three nights earlier on a lengthy Jon Stewart skit. The article even includes three quotes: one from Palin, one from Nancy Pfotenhauer and one from Michele Bachmann, which were video clips used during the skit.

    Don’t get me wrong: I would love it if someone covered the Jon Stewart show and summarized his hysterical antics every day, but to use the same arguments, the same quotes and the same entire idea and then not give credit just doesn’t seem right to me. If you’re going to write an opinion article, please make sure it’s your own opinion!

    Katie Schwertz
    optical sciences graduate student

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