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    Plan B pill should be readily available

    When reading articles regarding the Plan B pill, I am appalled that the pill hasn’t been released for over-the-counter use earlier. I think that by allowing the pill to be made more accessible, more women will use it. With the amount of rapes that have been raging through campus, I feel that the Plan B pill should be made easily available.

    The UA police claim women are scared to inform authorities of these sexual assaults. What makes the women any more brave to tell a doctor of the events in order to be prescribed the pill? This affects not only rape victims but also busy college students. In order for females to get the pill, they need an appointment and for a student who works and goes to school, finding the time so unexpectedly is not easy. I think allowing Plan B to be sold over the counter will greatly reduce the number of abortions. If women are given a convenient way to terminate their possible pregnancy, even if it’s just a sliver of a thought they conceived, they would. As a woman, I would like the right to not only purchase the pill but to do so conveniently.

    Samantha Crosson
    undeclared freshman

    Recent news reveals misplaced priorities

    The fires that burned the mansions in Malibu, the president’s call for more troops in Iraq, and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s call for tax cuts have caused me to ponder these questions: Shouldn’t the President and Congress send their own into battle if they are sending the rest of us? The Roosevelts and Kennedys showed us leadership in war by sending their own into harm’s way.

    I wonder how long it will take to rebuild Malibu? New Orleans is still a disaster. Aid will pour into the rich areas. Shouldn’t the first tax cut be to take the sales tax off food and prescriptions? Shame on you for taxing such necessities while cutting the taxes for the rich.

    Michael W. Simpson
    higher education doctoral student

    Procrastination reaps no rewards

    I would like to address all the current students who are attending the University of Arizona. I want to give a warning to those who are thinking that they can get away with procrastination.

    Since I graduated in 1990, I have been “”in college”” for fifteen-plus years. I attended a local junior college for the first half of my “”time”” then came to the UA. Later I was disqualified from attending the UA and attended a trade school to get the necessary credits to attempt to get back into the UA. I succeeded at being readmitted, but finally failed at completing a degree.

    Throughout all this, I kept telling myself that I would change. I would make the goal of

    Do not let the thought prevail that you will have the time later to make up what you will miss right now. I am proof that you don’t.

    getting that Fine Art degree that I told everyone I knew that I would achieve. But I also told myself that I would not do the work right away. I would always put it off till the last minute and get sloppy results. I even made myself believe that I was a better person “”under pressure””.

    But now I have succumbed to all that I have not done and am beginning to pay for all the mistakes. This is my

    situation now: my student loans are due, I have back payments on utilities, I do not have a phone, I do not have cable or high speed internet, I am late on my car payment and to top it all off, I have put my relatives into a bind because I have let them bail me out too many times.

    With all of this, I must say: Do not spoil the chances you are given. You are attending an institution that is great and grand. When your instructors tell you that you should use the resources that are available, do not pass it off as irrelevant. They speak the truth. You are a college student. You have proven to society that you have potential to do great things.

    Do not let the thought prevail that you will have the time later to make up what you will miss right now. I am proof that you don’t.

    Andrew Reimisch
    UA alumnus

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