Letter from the Editor

Ben Whelan

With the add/drop deadline passed, you’re stuck in whatever classes you’re going to be in for the rest of the semester, so get used to it. Hopefully you got what you want; if not, welcome to the club.

One of the great things about the first week of school is that there is very little homework, so you should have plenty of time to answer some questions posed in this week’s edition. We’re not trying to make your lives harder with a bunch of extracurricular mental arithmetic, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t try to make you think.

The front page news story this week, written by Olesia Plohkii, ponders the efficacy and legitimacy of having military recruiters on campus and what kind of response is appropriate for those who oppose them.

Amy Julian raises the question of whether medicine is being misrepresented in the mainstream media and what, if any, are the consequences? I can tell you that if most hospital staffs looked like the ones from Grey’s Anatomy or ER, there would be many many more self-inflicted injuries and voluntary hospital trips.

Finally, Charlie Peters raises the terrifying thought that Patriot’s fans may be (gasp!) bandwagon jumpers and fair-weather fanatics. Rest assured he’s not talking about you, but the question must be asked: If they don’t win, will you still love them the same way?

We hope these questions will help distract you from the circus that is election season and give you something to chew on until you’re buried up to your eyeballs in schoolwork. Check back in next week and, hopefully, we’ll have some answers!

Ben Whelan can be reached at [email protected]