Volume 91, Issue 81

Wednesday, March 4, 1998



Realities of life

Re: Why Stop At Bus Pass, Feb. 18

To the Editor:
Normally, I am quite content to accept the opinions of others in The Gazette, since everyone deserves a say in university. But when an adult like Mr. Paciga feels the need to whine and publicize their selfishness, I feel a need to interject.

Granted, there are a lot of things that we all unfairly share the cost of already and an opt-out for students would have been more fair, but you must admit that of all the miscellaneous student fees, the bus pass is among the most useful, especially at the proposed cost. I could be mistaken, but I'm sure 3,800 other people would back me on that.

Perhaps Mr. Paciga was lucky enough to find a nice close place to campus for next year, but clearly the vast majority of students either did not, or found a use for a price-reduced bus pass anyway. The vote was a valid expression of opinion and democracy and the losing side will just have to accept that. I wonder how Mr. Paciga and others with his view are going to survive once they're in the real world and find out that it's even less "fair" than university.

Evan Joanette
Biology II

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