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Forgive me for breaking character, but today, serious things need to be said in a serious way. It’s fashionable for the rich – who, by definition, control the vast majority of opinion-shaping institutions on this planet – to raise the cry of “class warfare” when anyone points out the disparity between rich and poor.
August 21 started as just another day for Nick Kopplin. Early in the afternoon, he reduced the asking price for his motorcycle and reposted his online Craig’s List ad. He then did what he always did: went out of his way to make his loved ones happy. As he made his way to help his girlfriend babysit a friend’s child, he lost control of his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle, slamming into an I-275 guardrail in St.
As UT students came back to campus this semester, they found fresh coats of paint on Rescom and Plant Hall, a new dorm offering more dining options and even increased bandwidth for internet access. But for friends of Samy MacQuilliam, all of these improvements and additions couldn’t make up for one thing that was noticeably missing on campus: her. As Nicole Bissett, who was set to be MacQuilliam’s fall roommate, told reporters this summer, “It’s going to be hard to go back and for her not to be there.” While MacQuilliams won’t be on campus, her friends say her memories will abound.
It is interesting at times to take a look at the UT rules about alcohol, taken from the Code of Conduct issued by the Office of Student Conduct. These are rules to which all students are bound. Most of the rules are fairly standard: no public drinking, no drunken driving, and so on.