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Mailbag: Feb. 5

Feeling the pressure

It is a shame to see the horrific suffering of blacks during apartheid South Africa exploited as a cheap political point against Israel.

Political pressure should be placed on countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran or Syria — where gender, political and religious apartheid runs rampant — instead of on Israel, where Arabs can serve on the Knesset, vote and, most importantly, have the freedom of press and expression.

Anonymous

Journalism freshman

 

Disappointed with coverage

I am an avid reader of the Wildcat, but the coverage of the guns on campus debate on Thursday was sadly disappointing. Taylor Avey’s article quotes only those who were neutral or in favor of concealed carry and made no mention that the Arizona Board of Regents, the Faculty Senate, President Shelton, and the UA Chief of Police have all made public statements against allowing concealed firearms on campus. Furthermore, Avey failed to quote the audience and senate members who voiced strong opinions in opposition of lifting the weapons-free zone.  Even more outrageous was Alex Newman’s coverage of the GPSC meeting in which I proposed that GPSC join ABOR in rejecting the possibility of guns on campus. Newman’s ambiguous wording actually implies that I did the opposite. Since the matter was discussed at length and my proposal was projected on the overhead for 20 minutes, I find it hard to believe that Newman misunderstood what was transpiring in the meeting. She also failed to mention that GPSC passed the measure rejecting the possibility of guns on campus by a very wide margin. Get your act together, Wildcat. People count on you to report the news in a clear and transparent manner.

Lucy Blaney-Laible

Ph.D. student in philosophy

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