Volume 92, Issue 79

Wednesday, February 17, 1998


OPINIONS

Alumni in da house

USC elections the real loser of race

Lacrosse should be a varsity sport

Riot squad needed for rally

Demeaning

Not unaware

Take the time to open your eyes

Demeaning

Re: Front page photo

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to a photograph of nursing students that was published on the front page of the Jan. 14 issue of The Gazette. This picture contained two wide-eyed nursing students with a caption that began with, "Look at the size of his...." I feel this was totally uncalled for, offensive and demeaning to the nursing profession.

Nursing seems to take the brunt of a lot of bad jokes and this contributes to the community viewing nursing in an unprofessional light. As an educated group of people in university, intelligence should be expressed rather than senseless remarks that impede the effort of students to be viewed as professionals.

Nursing students volunteered their time to contribute skills to the Healthy Lifestyles Week in order to promote the health of the school community and instead of any positive feedback, nursing was portrayed unprofessionally. The university community has an immense role in changing attitudes and fostering a professional image of nursing.

In order to be viewed as educated, intelligent professionals, the community has to have evidence to reinforce this. Therefore, an important place to start this is at university, where we are all trying to further our education.

"If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." – Frank Galett Burgess

Tiffany Holloway
Nursing IV





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