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Volume 70, Issue 142, Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Staff Editorial


                 Matt Dulin                   Sam Khan, Jr         Tina Marie Macias
                Jason Poland             Dusti Rhodes           Blake Whitaker

From the editor

I know, I know. You wish you were on a beach. Or in Europe. Or taking a road trip across America with your best friends. Or sleeping 12 hours a day.

But you are not; you are in summer school. Any chance at vacation has passed, or at best is scheduled for a week in August. Look on the bright side: Parking spaces are easy to find. You're hurdling over credits that might otherwise keep you months or years away from graduation. The class you're taking will be over in just a few weeks. And you have us here along the way. Don't laugh -- The Daily Cougar is an important part of any student's summer-school daze.

Whether you are looking for a diversion or an update on campus news or sports, The Daily Cougar will have it on hand. Go ahead, take us for granted, but while you are at it, pick up the paper, too. Every Tuesday and Thursday, there will be a fresh one waiting for you. 

Think of us as your oasis, a place you can go to get away from the compressed lectures and reading assignments that make up the mundane world of summer school. Feel free to rebuff our columnists in letters to the editor or spout your own views in a guest column while shirking your astronomy homework or your English paper. 

If you have a lot of free time or need a summer job, try working for us. We're always looking for capable and dependable writers, columnists, photographers and copy editors to help put out the best paper possible.

Meanwhile, we will be at work, keeping tabs on the University community, delivering ample coverage of local arts and entertainment, taking the pulse of campus opinion and covering Cougar sports -- not to mention a fully stocked comics page with your favorite crossword puzzle. 

And you thought summer school was going to be a bummer. Don't think about what you are missing, whether it is Bermuda or Brussels. Instead remember that you are working hard for a reason and someday it will all pay off. You can go on vacation when you retire.


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