Letters to the editor

Students: show you care and go vote today

With the rising cost of higher education, as well as many other issues, we as students need to make sure that our elected officials know that we are serious about these issues.

This is why, we need to take time today, to get out and vote. So many times, when we go down to lobby in Columbus, we hear from our legislators that students don’t care, so students don’t vote.

Now is our chance to show just how much we care, and get out and make a difference. No matter what party you support, let’s show them that as citizens of this country, we want and will exercise our right to vote.

I encourage students to research the candidates running and find out where they stand on different issues. You can vote in the Multipurpose Room in the Bowen Thompson Student Union if you live on campus and even if you are not registered to vote in Bowling Green, as long as you are registered to vote in Ohio, you can vote today. Polls close at 7:30 p.m..

Its time to make a difference! Lets start to Dream B!G


9/11 isn’t the worst tragedy we’ve ever seen

I’m not going to respond to Alan Calcaterra’s review of “United 93” movie because I haven’t seen it, however I am going to respond to his politics surrounding the review. First and foremost, I am so sick of people telling me that I forgot about 9/11. The events that occurred on September 11 were big for America but in the context of the world, this “disaster” hardly ranks.

For instance, when America dropped the only atomic bomb to ever be used on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 roughly 80,000 Japanese were killed – compared to the 2,986 lives lost on September 11.

Since September 11, America has dropped in all international polls relating to personal and economic freedoms. The Wall Street Journal has dropped us to 12th out of 155 countries for Economic Freedom. The Economists world wide quality of life index listed America at 13th out of 111 countries in 2005.

You laughingly quote Rush Limbaugh as he espouses his hatred for the terrorists that did this. I’ll pause to mention that we’ve lost nearly 2,400 lives in Iraq which is drawing dangerously close to the number we lost on September 11 in the first place and there’s no clear end in sight.

So the question still remains, why are we in Iraq? Additionally, another movie was released in 2005 documenting the entire tragedy of 2001 that questions the American Government’s involvement in the attacks. This film titled “Loose Change” is certainly worth checking out.

What happened to America on September 11 was certainly historic for America but if we’re going to cling to its memory we should do so in order to think more critically about what happened in those historic hours and what has happened in this country since.

corey baum underGRADUATE STUDENT [email protected]