EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Taxonomy? Phylogeny? Help!
To the Editor:
I am sure I'm not the only one who went through the fiasco
of taking a course they didn't need or want because the course
you wanted was full. In first and second year, you are bombarded
with courses you may not be essentially interested in, but
hey€ that's the way the program is structured, right?
You would think being an upper-year student, now beginning
to concentrate on the core part of your program, you would
be allowed to take electives that are remotely relevant to
your degree. But alas, this was not the case for many.
Being in physiology, I wanted to take anatomy as one of my
electives, but was sadly informed there was no more room in
this class. My program requires me to take a biological science
course from a list that has been pre-determined for the degree.
With little options left, I was forced to enroll in "Patterns
of Life's Diversity." As interesting as taxonomy, phylogeny
and classification of species is, I'd rather stretch my tuition
dollars and take a course I might have a slight interest in.
We are all paying a lot of money to the school, the least
they could do is let us enjoy academia by taking the class
of our choice. By doing this we can avoid students sitting
in class staring at the clock, wondering how the rise of angiosperms
in the Mesozoic era will help them later on.
Pit Stop or Pit Strip?
To the Editor:
As a Western student, I've come to realize a few things: 1)
Western students are hot and 2) Western students know they're
hot and like to show it off.
That said, you'd expect to see certain levels of (un)dress
on campus, but not like I saw last week. Walking past The Pit
Stop between class during the mid-afternoon rush hour, a friend
and I happened to glance over and see a cute young thing in
nothing but a bra and a tiny pink thong. I don't think she
realized there was a change room about ten feet from where
she chose to strip down in front of the large windows and try
on her Western-wear.
While I can't speak for my friend, I would like to thank this
young lass for officially making my day. It was a hilarious
change of pace from the dreary class I had endured that morning.