So, this is the last issue of The Informer for the 2009-2010 academic year. It is a bittersweet time. You want classes to end and summer to start, but for the graduating seniors it means leaving the isolated campus and being thrust into the real working world.
I picked up the New York Times Monday, and the first thing I saw was a four-column wide photo of a soldier running for cover during a firefight with Afghanistan Taliban militants. This was a war story- true blue war correspondence from the front lines. Somewhat different from the Times' usual coverage of the ongoing war in the southeast corner of the world, it is uncommon to see a frontline war story like that make front page.
The Food and Drug Administration just changed the minimum age to get the "morning-after pill" without a prescription to 17 years old. It was previously 18, which is the age where adolescents legally become adults. I think lowering the age to 17 is not acceptable.