October 24 , 2003  
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Tiffany isn't spiffy

To the Editor:

Before beginning my first year as a Western student, everyone who noticed I was wearing one of the infamous Tiffany bracelets (you know, the overpriced, silver chain with a dangling heart), told me I would "fit right in with the Western girls." At first I was quite unsure of what the negative comments meant, but being in my second month of school here, I know exactly what they were implying.

It seems the $300 bracelet is found everywhere you look on campus and about 80 per cent of the girls wearing the noticeable piece make me embarrassed to even own one. The Tiffany bracelet seems to be a status symbol, symbolizing the annoying, obnoxious and attention-seeking princesses here on campus. These are usually the first - year idiots who show up to 9 a.m. class with a face full of makeup and an outfit appropriate for a night at Club Phoenix. Somehow, these pigeons always end up sitting around me in my lectures of over 1,000 students. I do not understand why they even attend when all they do is obnoxiously gossip (not whisper) and pass notes while the rest of us try to concentrat. It's funny how every time I turn around in class to see where a loud conversation is coming from, I can always be sure the ignorant gossipers are wearing: the Tiffany bracelet.

I would like to conclude by saying: you know who you chicks are (just look down at your wrist) - class is not a gossip session! Some of us actually need to learn so we can get a job one day, because unlike you, we will not be supported by our daddies for the rest of our lives. Until then, the rest of us too embarrassed to wear our bracelets will let them collect dust on our shelves.

Angie Birgiolas
Science I

Ejaculatory praise

To the Editor:

I would just like to comment on the comics you guys publish in The Gazette. Not only are they some of the funniest cartoons I've ever read, they make my day every time I pick up a copy of your paper. The cartoon entitled "Sperm" (Oct. 21) literally made me laugh out loud in the University Community Centre. After having everyone turn their head and look at me as though I was on crack, they soon realized my laugh was brought on by your paper.

I would personally like to thank all those artists who contribute their witty comics, because you guys are geniuses.

Tim Wilkinson
Biology II

"Disobedient?" No!

Re: "Gays are people too, they're just not straight," Oct. 21, 2003

To the Editor:

P. Matthew Hessel's opinion did not make much sense to me. So Christians should love gay people because they are disobedient and parents love their disobedient children? To compare gay people to disobedient children is disgusting.

I do agree gays should be treated as equally as straight people, but how can you treat a gay person equally when you see him/her in such a negative light? Is he to live miserably in the closet, be forced to date people he is not attracted to or be forced to be alone?

It's great your Christianity makes you happy and I'm glad you are secure with your sexuality as a straight person. But who are you - or any Christian or other person - to judge someone else's sexuality? Gay people are abused regularly based on their sexual orientation. I am glad you are willing to show some love towards gays, but the fact you will not accept them for who they are shows prejudice. How does a consensual act that two people commit in the bedroom or who someone decides to date hurt anyone else?

Yes, Christians should love gay people, but should love them as they are: GAY! You do not have to apologize for the lack of love some Christians have for the gay community, but perhaps if all Christians accepted gay people for who they are, gays would have a more positive message for the church.

Alicia C. Vandeweghe
History IV

Idle thought

To the Editor:

I was surprised there was no report given on the appearance of Eric Idle at Centennial Hall. As a dedicated reader of The Gazette, I've come to the rescue of Idle/Monty Python fans.

Idle received a five-minute standing ovation the moment he came on-stage. He delivered a superb performance with his small troupe of actors to fill in for the Python group. His songs included "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and the sketches were famous Python bits including The Argument Clinic and, of course, Nudge Nudge. The gimmick of the show was the encore bucket, into which money was thrown (and the occasional bra). He did give us an encore: The Lumberjack Song!

After the show, Idle came out to sign autographs, but he would only sign purchased merchandise. What a rip-off! Luckily, I had brought my own book and he agreed to sign that one too. I also got a picture with him. The best part of the whole experience was that when I saw him, I was relaxed and didn't make a fool of myself.

Erin Deli



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