and concerns of stu-
dents attending four-
year colleges and
Magazine Table of
T cEo-ph nt Contents: Sex, Drinking, Sex, Music,
Hey, nice editorial ["My technologi- Sex, Drugs, Sex, Optional other story,
cal clock is a-tickin'," Oct. 1995]. We Sex. Diversity... oftsex?
are entirely too hung up on our com- Rich Campbell, staff; U. of Delaware
puter systems. I have a friend that I
can't even talk to unless I e-mail her. I We'll try to abstain in thefuture. -ed
cringe at thefact that universi-
ties migh t make us take tests
on computers. Keep up the_
good work !
Trevor T. Bailey, sophomore,
Calif State U., Sacramento,
Thank you for your
thoughts about this whole i
mode thatseems to be taking
ever the world.I've been
online for a few weeks, but I
still don't know if I'll ever like
it. There are too many little
rules and very few guides to letx
me in on proper "netiquette."
I'm glad to bnow that I'm notI
the only one out there that stillx
remembers when people used a
good old pen and a piece of
processed tree flesh. 4
Jani Binion, freshman,
I can relate to the editorial.
I'm a lab monitor in the.student com-
puter lab - talk about scary. The only
thing I rsknew about computerscI learned
my freshman year in a basic computer
class, and now I'm expected to help stu-
dents troubleshoot and to answer their
questions. The irst thing I do when I get
to work is check mail and write to every-
one I can think of just so I can touch the
keyboard! Hang in there, it'll get better!
Betsey Ricker, junior,
Oklahoma State U, Stillwater
Funny how these letters were sent by e-
U. Magazine description in the front
cover: "Editorial content focuses on the
Back on Prozac
In response to the letter in the Octo-
ber issue that attached my story on
Prozac [Aug/Sept. 1995]: I'm sorry that
she letter-writer was offended, but she is
mistaken about the facts.
Fact: Prozac is used to treat drug
addictions, eating disorders, obsessive-
compulsive disorders, problems with
household pets and more.
Fact: Both Prozac and depression are
responsible for sexual numbing. Any
psychiatrist will tell you that one of the
top complaints about Prozac is its effect
on the sex drive.
Fact: A person on Prozac still has
highs and lows, but these emotions are
put into perspective.
Fact: I did not claim that Prozac would
turn us into a "New World Order society
of passionless robots." The quote was pre-
ceded by "Some fear..." and followed by
me stating that this is "ridiculous."
James Hibberd, senior,
U. of Texas, Austin
Book serm Dano
You know, some of us do have an
ability to read above a fifth-grade level.
Maybe you should review books, too.
H mmmmm... just a wise-ass thought.
Daniel S. Griffith,
sophomore, Purdue U.
Well, Daniel, at the risk of
printing more wise-ass thoughts,
we'llansweryou. We re work-
ing onthe book reviews right
now Fee/free to send us a sug-
gested readinglist. -ed.
Hey, you guys!tSome good
stuff in the latest issue. Appre-
tsate the good read and you
making campus life a bit more
Hafzl and Hazik Bin
Bravo! Part II
Thanks for giving nontra-
ditional students notice in the
Back to U. "Breaking Tradi-
ion" story [Aug./Sept. 1995].
Pm a married 31-year-old who
is tryingto word a part-time job, carry a
full course load and deal wih my son
and daughter's daily dose of "this/that
person doesn't like me." This is one time
I can truly relate to this magazine.
Jonathan E. Johnson, senior,
Western Illinois U.
Tough pill to swallow
I found the [editorial cartoon depict-
ing a student being forced to swallow a pill
labeled "multiculturalism", U. Views,
Aug./Sept.] very offensive. It is truly amaz-
ing to me that people are upset about rec-
ognizing that the U.S. is culturally diverse.
Multicultural education seems especially
important in a university setting because
the goal of education is to teach us how to
live and work with people from a variety
of backgrounds and perspectives. I hope
that U. Magazinewill not run illustrations
that are specifically designed to offend our
Cynthia Newberry, graduate student,
Ohio State U.
I just love your magazine. I received it
once when I was in high school, and the
articles were really upbeat and humorous.
Where can I get it? Do I have to have a
subscription? Keep up the good work!
Leslie D. Zeigler, freshman,
Penn State U.
Subscriptions are $18, butyou can get it
freeJust look fsr it in your student news-
Due to some random cosmic mis-
alignment, we miscredited last month's
U, Views editorial cartoon, "Next Season
on MTV." The illustration was by Jason
Jeffers, U. of South Carolina. Sorry
'bout that. It'll never happen again.
Your first time
- ecstatic or
My first time with a guy was
traumatic, but my first time with a
woman was ecstatic. Jenny ne"..n
junior, Emory U., Ga. ' I was 16
years old, out with my boyfriend,
and we just decided to do it. It was
unplanned. It really was the best
time. I didn't want to try and
make it good or bad. I think that's
why it was best for me. Brigitte
Hradsky, sophomoreIU. of Mary-
land * It was basically like sexual
freedom all over. Andrea Hansen,
sophomore, U. of Iowa " No one is
more deserving of my virginity
than my future wife. Our sex will
be ecstatic because we will have
proven our mutual love by waiting
for one another.Bruce Lange,
sophomore, U. of Michigan I was
in Cozumel, Mexico, with my
boyfriend, who I'd known a little
over a month. I was 19 ears old,
and my parents had arranged for us
to have a room together alone
because they really felt my first
time should be ecstatic. Stephanle
Bigbee, sophomore, Southwest
Texas State U. " It was ecstatic,
but I think that's because I waited
until I hore I seas in love. Darren
Belt senio, Louisiana State U
The Internet is a globalnet-
worh.For teUSto tryand regu-
late the 'net, it would not only
have to police the entire U.S. but
each and every foreign post coming
in. Dennis Yates, senior, U. of Mis-
ssippi e The Internet is one of
the largest freedom forums people
have. If the Internet was regulated'
it would definitely violate First
Amendment rights. Lisa Lanspery,
Senior, Ohio Li. s I don't believe
the government can regulaer the
Internet. It's dangerous when you
have people setting up policies or
trying to control behavior that's
obviously outside of their control.
Bryan Vogh, sophomore, U. of
Nebraska, Omaha " The Internet
is something that can expand our
horizons socially, intellectually and
just about any other kind of way.
The government should not have
its hands on it. Eric Prat, senior'
U. of Nevada, Las Vegas " Rights
of free speech should be protected,
but there shouldn't be anything on
there that violates community
standards - porn. Kids who are
just surfing the 'net can end up in a
place they shouldn't be. Ray
Hacke, sophomore, Syracuse U. *
If we allowed them to do so, we
might as well allow the post office
to read our letters every day.
Michelle Rydberg, senior, Michi-
gan State U,
out solo for
Orphaned again. That's what I was.
Another family holiday away from
home. The only difference this time was
that an ocean, not the Mason-Dixon
line, was the great barrier between me
and another down-home Louisiana
Thanksgiving dinner. Sigh.
Going abroad for a semester was no
different from being at school a zillion
miles from home. It all amounted to the
same thing - another holiday spent
with Swanson's best, watching Snoopy
whip up a toast and jelly bean feast for
Or so I thought .To other
"orphans" were also saddled in London
without plans. So being stranded Amer-
icans in a vehemently un-American
land, we chose the equally un-Ameri-
can alternative: a 12-hour bus ride to
Yep, that's right. Twelve hours. On a
bus. With skeevy potheads on a pil-
grimage to Marijuana Mecca. And a
So there we were, finally. Checked
into our shady hostel and delirious with
exhaustion. Orphan 2, the designated
tree-hugger in our trio, insisted on a
cultural Thanksgiving experience. We
ate at "a vegetarian bistro run by two
women and a ca," according to her
peace, love and travel guide.
To ords: Big Mistake. A plate of
falafel and a blob of congealed garlicky
stuff looked adventurous at the time,
but a few pints and a local smoke later,
it was downright scary.
The whole experience was a slow
trip down Surreal Lane: Orphan 2 beg-
ging to visit the Anne Frank house and
tour cheese factories, and Orphan 1 and
I dying to hang out in the Van Gogh
museum and tour breweries.
In the end, we compromised, I ate
cheese with a new understanding, and
Orphan 2 experienced Van Gogh with
Take that, Snoopy. How 'bout them
Colleen Rush, Assistant Editor
athletics - too
much or not
Do you believe
More poll at
ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN CANO, U. OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
6 U. Magazixe * November 1995