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    See if these ideas make the grade

    Incomplete: Justice … for some

    Justice for All, a pro-life group that considers all abortions “” selfishness fueled by ignorance,”” caused quite a stir on campus this week when it erected giant posters of aborted fetuses on the UA Mall to create a “”dialogue”” about the abortion debate. While the group’s dedication to real dialogue is questionable (one wonders how they would respond to giant posters depicting the horrors of women who attempt abortions themselves with clothes hangers, as many had to resort to before Roe v. Wade), the shocking displays at least spurred debate on a campus that has seen little contention since the peculiar preaching of “”Brother Jed.”” For raising the level of public discourse, even if it was decidedly one-sided, the Justice for All display gets an Incomplete.

    PASS: Best. Decision. Ever.

    The political world breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday when Sen. John Kerry announced that he would not run for president in 2008. Why the Massachusetts senator thought he even deserved a second chance is still unknown, but Kerry’s latest decision at least spares us from having to tell him he doesn’t (again). For now, Kerry seems content to drearily walk the halls of the Senate, out of harm’s way (and, hopefully, where he can’t do much harm). For that, he deserves the thanks of the American people, and a very grateful Pass.

    Fail: Zona-nnoying

    Just as you don’t win flies with vinegar, one would think that you don’t win ticket buyers with obnoxious spamming (even if it is part of a new “”blitz marketing strategy””). For people who haven’t checked their e-mail in the last week, the Zona Zoo Crew rankled students over the weekend when it sent 13 e-mails to Zona Zoo pass holders, worried for some reason that students wouldn’t buy tickets to one of the most highly anticipated games of the season. To make matters worse, the Crew apologized without apologizing Wednesday, saying that the flurry of emails was directly responsible for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill game selling out. For apparently missing the obvious correlation between sellouts and, well, the prospect of a good game, the e-mail-happy Zona Zoo Crew gets a Fail.

    PASS: Let it snow, let it snow,let it snow

    The term “”winter break”” is something of a misnomer here in the Old Pueblo, where average temperatures during the winter months rarely dip low enough to warrant real winter-wear. So it was hardly surprising that the brief flurry of snow over the weekend was met with such glee – it was, after all, something of a novelty. For giving UA students something to smile (and call home) about, Tucson’s dusting of snow gets an enthusiastic Pass.

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    Opinions are determined by the Wildcat opinions board and written by one of its members. They are Justyn Dillingham, Allison Hornick, Damion LeeNatali, Stan Molever, Nicole Santa Cruz and Matt Stone.

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