EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Can't spell 'Campus Life' without Camus
Re: “Modern day rebellion: relevant or ridiculous?” Nov.
To the Editor:
I really enjoyed the articles on modern rebellion
and I was quite surprised that your writers
included a quote from Camus in their exposition.
Different writers all point to a few “established” forms
of rebellion: tattoos, piercing, hairstyles,
drugs, etc. but Camus is mainly concerned with
rebellion of a much more extreme character:
suicide. This is the most radical form of rebellion,
not only against social or cultural conventions,
but against life itself.
Perhaps suicide was not included in the paper
because of the taboos surrounding it. It is worth
noting, however, that after careful examination,
Camus finds that suicide is not a viable option
no matter how detestable the human condition.
For Camus, suicide is the ultimate accepting
of one’s fate. It acknowledges death’s
conclusive and terminal grip on one’s life.
To be a rebel then, is to be aware of and simultaneously
reject death. To be a rebel is simply to choose
to continue living.
To the Editor:
Have you ever been to the University Community
Centre at night?
Strange things occur — girls in pajamas;
a random bar-hopper puking on the tile floor;
a sketchy boy who seems to never stop eating
the junk food from Vendology 101. Then there’s
yourself, maybe a hard-working student who is
staying up late to do assignments or study for
a final or maybe an insomniac who doesn’t
feel like being alone.
But the strangest thing about being at the UCC
at night (after there is no Tim Hortons, Spoke
or Wave open for business) is that it is grossly
dirty. I am not an environmentalist, but just
a young girl who has realized that once all the
students have gone back to their homes, they
have left their mess behind.
Come on, you know who you are! You are people
that eat your meal then get up and leave behind
all your garbage. As I sat in the UCC last
night, I realized I was sitting in the middle
of eight tables all full of garbage.
Honestly, I don’t understand it. I must
walk by at least 50 garbage cans daily and I
only have classes at University College and Talbot
College, so I don’t even walk far (especially
considering I only live at Delaware Hall).
So is it just me? Am I the only one that SEES
these garbage cans? I beg of you Western, someone
please explain why people don’t throw out
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