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Letter to the editor: connectedness brings isolation

Sunday, March 2, 2014 8:25 PM

A law school student’s perspective on how being too connected technologically can lead to personal and spiritual disconnect.

Fat hatred is a money-making industry

Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:30 PM

If you shame fat people or view the word “fat” as an insult, it is something you have been tricked into. It’s not about health. It’s about getting you to hate yourself enough to try and buy self-love. 

Why marriage equality is important

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:09 AM

You see, I am a homosexual and 110% proud to be, but who I am today is nothing like the miserable, self-deprecating person I was.

Readers’ Letters: Students take sides on marriage amendment

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:30 PM

TommieMedia has received two opposing views on Minnesota’s marriage amendment, which is up for a vote on Nov. 4. Junior Chris Gelke wrote a letter on behalf of the Vote No side, and senior Annie Kopacek wrote a letter on behalf of the Vote Yes side.

Case: ‘Vote Yes’ on the marriage amendment

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:27 PM

Senior Annie Kopacek wrote to TommieMedia and gave her case for the marriage amendment.

Case: ‘Vote No’ on the marriage amendment

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:26 PM

Junior Chris Gelke wrote to TommieMedia and gave his case against the marriage amendment.

We can’t wait: Helping manage student loan debt

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:06 PM

President Barack Obama discusses steps being taken to make college more affordable and to make it easier to get out of debt.

God and baseball

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:18 PM

A reader writes in about how he experienced God at a St. Thomas baseball game. Logo_Letters_1

Letter to the editor: ‘us vs. them’

Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:46 PM

A neighbor’s perspective on parking, garbage and loudness.

Letter: St. Thomas should make sustainability a priority

Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:03 AM

St. Thomas senior Chris Huber thinks St. Thomas’ administration needs to commit to more sustainable practices because students care about environmental issues.

Student and faculty parking is ruining the neighborhood

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:27 AM

St. Thomas neighbor Christine Anderson said student and faculty parking on surrounding city streets is causing problems in the neighborhood.

Letter to the editor: Better ways to share STAR’s resources

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:38 PM

How often does it happen? You see a poster from STAR on a public billboard advertising a dinner on the town, a trip to a ski resort or tickets to the hottest show in town at a bargain price. You read further, only to discover the box office is selling tickets while you have class!

Letter to the editor: Students need to obey the law when crossing streets

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:29 PM

A couple of days ago, I almost seriously injured two students who tried to cross Summit Avenue from north to south, at the crosswalk near Finn Street. I was traveling westbound on Summit behind another car as we approached the crosswalk (I live just east of St. Thomas on Portland, so I am well aware of the crosswalk).

Letter to the editor: UST should keep current smoking restrictions

Thursday, December 9, 2010 12:29 AM

A recent entry in The Scroll brought to light several points for consideration in the debate regarding smoking bans on campus. While the author articulated important arguments for the health of students, we would like to respectfully offer a contrasting opinion in favor of keeping the current restrictions and allowing students to smoke on campus.

Letter: To the St. Thomas LGBT community

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 1:24 PM

We are writing this letter to tell you three simple things. We hope that you read carefully and can find it in yourselves to trust us. Know that we are being real; we know how you feel and know how difficult it can be.