The University News (Irving, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Page: 2 of 12
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2 January 25, 2006 The University News
lews from jour Student Government
News from the Senate:
Welcome back to a new semes-
ter, particularly to those who were
in Rome last Fall.
Sunday Sundaes began this
past Sunday and will continue
throughout the semester. Come
by for ice cream and good times
This past semester was one of
the most active semesters in the
history of UD Student Govern-
ment. Senate initiated and com-
pleted a great number of projectSj
• Placed a Golden Re-
triever Paper Recycling dumpster
on campus and initiated uni-
versity-wide recycling program
• Ran the Mentoring Program,
achieving record mentor/mentee
participation and streamlining
the system for Capp Bar meet-
ings (Mentoring Program Com-
• Worked with the Office of
Advancement to purchase a new
billiards table for the Rathskellar
Senate and SPUD
(Pool Table Initiative Commit-
• Met with Old Mill party hosts
to receive their support for unof-
ficial alcohol hosting guidelines,
e.g. no liquor bottles left in the
open (Alcohol Responsibility
• Sponsored two Red Cross
• Coordinated a hurricane re-
lief fundraiser, which raised over
• Held an appreciation recep-
tion for Facilities and Aramark
• Brought students to sing
Christmas carols at the Northgate
Plaza Nursing Home (Service
• Sent birthday cards and candy
to faculty and staff
• Met student concerns for
food changes in the Haggar Cafe
• Maintained a slick website
• Went to a regional conference
of other Student Governments
(ASGA Southwestern Confer-
The Executive Council
picked Kellie Fiedorek as
Senator of the Month for
November. Kellie, a Senior
Class Representative, is a
Theology major from Little
Rock, AR. She organized
an appreciation reception
for Facilities and Aramark
workers, reinstituted the
SG Gavel committee to keep
students informed of SG
news, and ran the Chili
Cook-off. Kellie's work and
dedication has made UD a
better place to be.
Ihurs., Jan., 26th
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by Josh Baer
THE ARMCHAIR ANALYST:
DEATH BE NOT
In a stunning display of legal acumen, the Supreme Court ruled
in a 6-3 decision that Oregon physicians may prescribe drugs to kill
their patients. It would seem that Oregonians desire to be progres-
sive both in life and death.
Opponents of the ruling argue that Death has been an ongoing
problem for a number of years: that, despite our best efforts, the
world mortality rate stands at a staggering 100 percent. These in-
dividuals contend that the government should advance such quaint
policies as to protect the lives of its citizens.
Proponents, however, argue that the Supreme Court decision
reflects our government's concern over the coming Social Security
crisis. Our country's leaders realize that if their parents keep living
much longer, there won't be any welfare state left for them. Further,
the proponents of the ruling tout the numerous social benefits of
physician-assisted suicide, including the advantages to the soon-to-
be-terminal patient. Consider: with the new legalized suicide policy,
"DEATH-ON-DEMAND IS A MARK OF
A PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY LIKE
THE ANCIENT ROMANS."
cancer patients will no longer have to resort to dirty, dangerous
back-alley suicides. Death-on-demand is a mark of a progressive
society — like the ancient Romans.
Another upside to the ruling has been the expansion of the
economy. Not only will there be an upswing in the market for
prescription drugs, but other companies will see their market
share expand. Inspired by the fact that life-saving drugs could le-
gitimately be used to kill people, firearm manufacturers Smith &
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Martinez, Eric. The University News (Irving, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 25, 2006, newspaper, January 25, 2006; Irving, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201422/m1/2/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Dallas.