Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Actually, down. The Daily Cal website is doing its thing, so I can't say much about the dumb things people said today. And boy did they say dumb things. There are some complaints about UC having the labs. I want to see another Rick Sterling piece. Rick Sterling twice explained confidently how Texas was going to get the Los Alamos lab because of some grand conspiracy or something. It should be fun to see what he has to say now.
SoT columnist Mindy Friedman says:
[Some guy] reported a "broad consensus for programs that promote birth control and sex education - support across racial and ethnic and regional and political categories to make birth control accessible and available" to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Please, please, God PLEASE don't let the Chronicle have any kids!
News in Brief reports that some kids robbed EBGames on Shattuck and stole some PSPs. This guy has "happen[ed] to have come into an extra PSP video game system" and is selling it for cash only.
And Ryan Gorcey from sports says:
The earliest pick of the easiest classes.
All of these - and more - are the perceived benefits of playing Division I athletics.
Ask any student on campus. Chances are that he or she will probably have a preconceived notion of what extra benefits Cal's student-athletes get for donning the blue and gold.
And chances are, they'd be wrong.
What an intro. It turns out, though, that the rest of the article is an explanation of how those notions are actually exactly right.
All of the following are mentioned in the article:
They get tutoring and their own place to study.
They can get exams deferred or specially arranged because of conflicts with the games.
They get their own academic advisors.
They get to sign up for classes through Tele-BEARS before everyone else.
It sounds like all those preconceived notions weren't that wrong after all.
The rest is a sad story about how people who do more things, like athletics, have to work harder than people who do less things. Wow. I'm in tears here.
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