Friday, April 22, 2005

Better Late Than Never....... maybe....

Look for Vol. 2 Issue V - next week on campus.

PDF will be available next week as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Benedict XVI

From Fox News:
Before the conclave began, Ratzinger tried to set a tone of urgency, warning cardinals, bishops and others gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for the Monday Mass that the church must stay true to itself. He spoke of tendencies he considered dangers to the faith: sects, ideologies like Marxism, liberalism, atheism, agnosticism and relativism — the ideology that there are no absolute truths.

Viva il papa!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Gov't Priorities

Mount Clemems City Commission decided tonight to eliminate their Police Department.
They are going to contract out their needs to Macomb County Sheriff's office.

Read more behind the link below...

What is more important than a Government protecting the safety and freedoms of its citizens? What should be higher on a budget than police and fire protection? No wonder Michigan is the worst state when it comes to jobs. When you have City Commissions deciding to not only cut jobs, but to also cut the ability to remain free, you end up in a no win situation.

2006 can not come soon enough.

Vandalism at Wayne.

Details are still sketchy, but there was a large incident of vandalism and mischief on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. This happened shortly after the elections for Student Council.

Things seemed to be locked down due to some type of investigation. We will be watching this situation and bringing forth any information that is solid and confirmed by University officials.

Please check back for more info...

Papal Vote

We are staying on top of the Papal Vote...for now a day has passed with votes, but no selection as of yet. For now... our only consolation is the black smoke of progress and prayer.

We at the WR are offering our prayers and hopes that the successor to one of the most influential people on earth can be placed by God to lead His Church into future glory.

We will have news as it arrives.

Voting 4 Change

Student Council elections are sometimes lost in the fray. They are pushed to the back burner of not only local politics, but school politics as well. This is somewhat unfortunate, considering the amount of control and influence a council has over the University activities during a school year.

Vote 4 Change, won a landslide victory in the recent Wayne State elections. Their slate, although only 10 strong, was able to get all of its members elected. This, in spite of attacks from other candidates and groups, is a GREAT victory for WSU Students. We want to congratulate the V4C crew on a hard fought and worked campaign, and look forward to the good things to come.

For analysis and editorial click below.

For the past few years, the Student Council has been run and ruled by the same type of mentality: "Cater to the needs of friends and special interests." For a school that is so rooted in liberal ideology and mind-set, it is disconcerting to think and see how lopsided and intolerant the Student Councils of past have been.

The Vote 4 Change slate hopefully will change this. Looking back, the past 3 years have been pretty much the same old thing year after year. Now though, V4C has brought diversity, of the right definition, to the University community. If you look at the make-up of the V4C slate you will find a diversity unmatched in recent years by any council. Regardless of how you categorize this slate, they are diverse top to bottom. Everything from liberals, conservatives, Greeks, ethnicity, religion, major, student groups, class, residence, etc... they are different.

WSU has been needing this for a long time. Monochrome councils do not serve the school, regardless of hue. This applies not only to race but "hue of thought" as well. I do not think, nor would I support, a completely Conservative minded slate. I think that there needs to be a representation of all ideas on campus and on the council.

We have an amazing Dean of Students, who is willing to allow all students the opportunity to express their ideas and thoughts, in legitimate manners, on campus. The Student Council should be in the same mind-set, not only in allowing events to occur, but actively seeking them and promoting them. V4C will hopefully be that type of council.

Leading up to the elections, The Wayne Review, College Republicans, and Students for Life, had all either officially endorsed Vote 4 Change, or at least supported them in their campaign. Although there was no way to officially announce this, several members of the slate appreciated our support even if they were not of the same political and social persuasion.

The Wayne Review and myself, would like to wish the Vote 4 Change good luck in the coming school year, and hope that they hold firm to their promises and their platform of changing the way things operate around Wayne State. In a time where there is such a push for an active and vibrant campus life, this slate could be and should be the one to really bring that to fruition.