In response to “UA hip-hop minor should be embraced and applauded for cultural relevancy” (by Justin Hussong, Jan. 22):
I think the criticism and mockery that this article tries to defend the hip hop minor against is well deserved. Hip hop is a fad that belongs in the streets, in nightclubs, on the radio, not in an academic department funded by student tuition payments and tax dollars. Just because knowledge is current and trendy doesn’t make it useful or meaningful.
—Wait a minute!
In response to “Downtown Tucson: dangerous money pit for all involved” (by Stephanie Zawada, Jan. 14):
From the perspective of the majority of students at the UA (like the author’s), downtown is indeed, “sketchy” — after a certain hour of the day.
It does have much to offer: the Rialto and Club Congress, Maynard’s and its farmer’s market, bars, fun shops, etc. That being said, bars don’t do much good unless a student is 21, which, let’s face it, most are not. Additionally, the lack of sanitation and total disregard for organization during this seemingly constant upheaval of pavement not only drives students and visitors away, but keeps them away, as well. And we all know the streetcar project is going to do little to increase student traffic there — whenever it actually starts, as the date for beginning operation has been pushed back again.
Downtown Tucson is not a terrible place, but it is not fabulous or welcoming. It simply has potential, which city planners are not helping it live up to.
In response to “Arizona Governor Jan Brewer commends UA in alternate State of the State address” (by Kelsi Thorud, Jan. 16):
Wait, she is committed to expanding Medicaid to low income and uninsured families, but refuses to create exchanges or join the Health Care plan which helps fund Medicaid and the uninsured, the governor needs to fund mental health more, so she can get care.
Worst governor the state has ever had.
In response to “Earlier bar exam provides job security for law graduates” (by Stephanie Zawada, Jan. 22):
Twenty-five percent of people that graduate from law school will never pass the bar exam.
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