Bravo to the arrest of a suspect, Filiberto Salgado-Cirilo, who police believe to be the “ASU groper.” University police reported 14 different cases, excluding the most recent one that brought Salgado-Cirilo into custody, of groping on or around campus over the past year. While the suspect is only linked to one case right now, police are looking into the other cases. Now that police have made an arrest we hope that these inappropriate groping incidences happening around campus will cease.
Boo to the Blackout Blackboard. Due to Friday’s blackout game against Mizzou, the University decided to deck Blackboard out for the occasion. This decision might seem like a spirited decision, but let’s be honest, the new look is awkward. The black background is supposed to pump us up, but instead it may have caused a Blackboard malfunction.
Bravo to President Barack Obama’s job speech. Thursday night the president laid out a jobs plan that will include several different tax cuts, unemployment insurance and infrastructure projects. The goal of the plan, the president said, is to leave more money in the pockets of ordinary people. Since the poor college student mantra is all too true, we welcome more cash in our pockets. If Congress passes it (and that’s a big if) it could provide the economy a much-needed boost. The president was surprisingly aggressive in his tone during the speech, but it was necessary for the occasion. Obama fought Thursday night to make a convincing case to put our country back to work, and he succeeded.
Boo to not funding the treatment of cancer patients who were rescue workers on 9/11. Officials say there is not enough evidence to conclude that the cancer was a result of anything from Ground Zero. Last week, a study found that firefighters who participated in the rescues on 9/11 had a 19 percent higher chance of developing the disease. As a nod to those who selflessly answered the call of duty at a moment’s notice and without a second thought, the least we could do is ensure they stay healthy.
Bravo to an excellent start to the NFL season. Only a couple months ago, the season was in doubt due to a lockout. But the first game, where the Green Bay Packers faced the New Orleans Saints, proved to be a nail biter. With three seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Saints quarterback tried to find a receiver in the end zone. The referees called passing interference and gave the Saints the ball on the one-yard line. Trying to run it in, the Saints came up short of the end zone, giving the Packers an eight-point win. It’s a good sign when the first game of the season goes down to the wire.
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