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Editorial: Terrorism within
by Arinn Dixon
I know we all think that this whole
Oklahoma City bombing thing is really
disturbing. We heard the death count
go up every day. We heard that there
was a daycare center on the bottom
floor of the Federal Building in down
town Oklahoma City. We watched the
tape of the local Oklahoma City 10
p.m. news for Wednesday night that
said, ” If your mommy and daddy work
at the Federal Building and they have
not come home yet today, call the
number on the screen and we will try
to help you find them. ” We witnessed
all of these atrocities and we shook our
heads at the shame of it all. True, all of
the aforementioned things were hor
rible, but I think we missed the most
disturbing faaor of all: the fact that all
of these acts were caused by citizens of
the United States.
There have been numerous terror
ist acts on the United States involving
groups from the Middle East, for ex
ample, the Worid Trade Center bomb
ing and a bunch of plane hijackings. In
light of these past events, it was easy
for us to just assume this random act of
violence was inflicted by the same sort
of people. Well, imagine our surprise
when it came to our attention that the
bombing occurred on the one year
anniversary of all that mess down in
Waco, Texas. That was quite a coinci
dence and, once it was discovered, the
FBI opened a whole new bag ofworms.
Now I hear investigators are not
quite sure which group was behind
the bombing, but they know it has
somethingto do with white supremacy
or anti-government activists or the
Michigan Militia or something crazy
like that. The point is that the people
who tortured and killed Americans
were Americans. Whatever happened
to “...one nation, under God, indivis
ible, with liberty and justice for all?”
How are we supposed to stand up to
the foreign terrorists around the world
if we can’t even control the terrorists
within our own country?
Editor in Chief
Layout Editor Shannon Peterson
Copy Editor Melissa Massengill
Features Editor Clarky Lucas
News Editor AddieTschamler
Photo Editor Jetson
Business Manager Carrie Shaw
Reporters Arinn Dixon, Ashley Peay, Kimberly Zucker,
Kristine Stagg, Melissa Cloer, Teresa Latham,
Photographers Laura Ross, Jan Seate
Faculty Consultants Garry Walton, Rod Cockshutt, Nan Miller
Adviser Paula Daniels
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'Ji'. ' "
There are five more days of class...nuf said! The class of '95 will be leaving
these hallowed halls in 19 days. Emotions are running high; the work
deadlines are nearing, and the poor seniors are exhausted. Lets give them
a pat on the back as they take their last strolls around campus.
Letter to the Editor:
Camcard crime in library
I would like to thank the gentle
person who turned in my Meredith
cam card to the circulation desk at the
Meredith library. I had inadvertently
left the card in the slot on the copier.
I had made four copies for a total of 24
cents. 1 use the cam card to make
copies because I save four cents on
each copy. I had saved 16 cents.
I discovered the cam card was miss
ing as I was checking books out at the
D.H. Hill library at State. I rushed back
to Meredith to rescue my card only to
find it had been “raped” 51 times in by
Anyone using that copier knows
he/she needs to insert his/her own
cam card. If he/ she finds a cam card
already in the slot, that cam card must
first be removed. It works the same
way the computers in the computer
labs woric — if you find a disk already
in the disk drive, you remove it so you
can insert your disk in the disk drive.
I don’t know if this was a gang rape
or if one person make 51 copies, but I
think there has been a breach of the
HonorCode. Of course, only youknow
who did it; however, you do know
who you did it to because my name
and pirture are on the cam card.
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