By: Samantha Meza Editor’s note: this letter responds to Andrew Del Bene’s column last week, “Marriage equality: a different perspective.” I found the editorial entitled “Marriage equality: a different perspective” to be quite unsettling. I will dissect exactly why I am bothered enough by this editorial to write such a fervent response by breaking the writer’s thesis into three parts: “…while there is1) a natural social progression towards 2) tolerance and equality, the fight for 3) marriage equality is, in fact, a redefinition of marriage.” 1) The columnist writes, “Proponents argue that marriage equality is yet another step in the … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: the fight for marriage equality is not as simple as it seems
By: Andrew Del Bene The fight for marriage equality across the Union has grown significantly in the last decade and stands as an extension of the fight for homosexual rights reaching back to the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The recent movement attracts not only homosexuals but also the rapidly growing and fervent following of “allies.” The equality of marriage for all couples, heterosexual and homosexual, has become not only a civil rights issue of equality but also a moral question of how we think of others and the institutions that help to define our society. The perspective I am about … Continue reading Marriage equality: a different perspective
By: Andrew Del Bene This column is the second piece in a two-part series. “Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats To pick up where I left off, I’d like now to ask: what are we paying for and why? And I’d like to start by asking you, the reader, why exactly are you enrolled at Xavier right now? My guess is that for most of you, myself included, the answers would all boil down to some baseline of: it’s what was expected of me, my parents made me, … Continue reading The education bubble: schooling or education?
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