Volume 95, Issue 15

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
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Temperance to spare

Canada: a land of cowards?

Barbarism on our brethren?

I think tea is great

The shortcoming of agreeing to disagree

A challenge to WIN

He ain't sexist, he's my brother


'De-robing for charity' crusade?

Canadians make me sick

The 'us/them' dynamic


To the Editor:

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a sense of loss and pain has been shared by millions.

Ironically, however, it seems tragedy can bring out the best in people.

In honour of the victims and their families, candles have been lit, flowers have been left, words of sympathy and prayers have been said.

I'd also like to point out that tragedy causes many of us to address our own views and perhaps re-evaluate our beliefs, simply because it puts the events of our own lives into perspective.

For all the times I've treated little misfortunes as utter disasters, I feel petty. I'm also reminded of all the times I've yawned through certain Hollywood movies that indifferently seem to cheapen the value of human life.

I have to think that perhaps we've taken for granted the peace our grandparents fought so hard to give us. Perhaps now we'll finally begin to appreciate how truly lucky we are.

Sharon Walker

Biology III

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