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One-dollar coin would be
more efficient than greenbacks
Is America ready for a buck that jingles instead of
We say it’s about time.
For many years, America has dealt with its one-dollar
bill much to the dismay of the Treasury Department. Now,
a redesigned one-dollar bill is set to hit the market around
the same time as the one-dollar coin.
And when it boils down to it, metal is better.
The problem with paper is its lasting power. After
about eight years, bills are taken out of circulation
because they don’t have the endurance to live up to the rig
ors of time and use.
Coins, on the other hand, have a much longer shelf life.
It’s not uncommon to have a pock
... MOSt Other etful of coins with at least one out
rmmtrioc dating the average college student.
LUUUrieb But this idea’s been tried before
have Coins With the Susan B. Anthony. People
complained that it looked and felt
that have too much like a quarter.
i i i The new dollar coin is goldish
repiacea tne in C0|01-9 which is the one way it
lowest bill looks different. It bears the image
of Sacajawea on it.
The new coin also has rounded
edges, not serrated edges like the quarter or Susan B.
Anthony. This means when you reach into your pocket, it’s
the big coin with the smooth edges - easy to find without
a lot of work.
Most other countries have coins that have replaced the
lowest bill. In England, the one-pound note was phased
out and replaced with coins.
It just makes sense.
Coins last longer.
Some people complain that it means their pockets will
be heavier, but, honestly, how many one-dollar bills does
the average person keep on him?
If you’re walking around with two dozen one-dollar
bills on you, you need to go get a ten-dollar bill anyway.
Granted, if America begins an eventual transition to
using coins instead of bills for one dollar, some changes
will need to be made.
Parking meters will need to be replaced with new
meters that can take the coins. Vending machines will
need to be updated.
While it sounds like a lot of work up front, the long
term benefits go a long ways.
Changes will need to be made.
But changes make for good change.
Josh Funk (editor) • J.J. Harder • Cliff Hicks • Samuel
McKewon • Dane Stickney • Kimberly Sweet • Lindsay
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Letters to the
Right is wrong
Kudos to Samuel McKewon for
his disturbingly accurate description
of the Religious Right. I think most
tolerant people in this world realize
they are simply hate mongers dis
guised as moral defenders.
To think that these co-dependent
people believe they have some sort of
God-given right to intrude on and, in
some cases, end the lives of people
who do not fall within what they con
sider moral is a clear indication of a
segment of society that cannot cope
with the ever-changing, ever-evolv
ing mechanisms of a society that is a
reflection of who we are as a human
The thing we have to fear is that
these people have amazing voting
power. Remember, it was these cuck
oos who elected Nixon and Reagan
and will probably elect that buffoon
Be afraid, be very afraid.
God is right
In his column on Thursday, Sam
McKewon alleges that because
Christians consult a higher
authoritv for guidance in ... >.
stuff in my life.
The only reason we Christians
“bug” others so much is because we
want you to feel the same high only
Christ can provide.
As far as your stating that all
Christian Republicans hate all
minorities and non-Christians, even
John Rocker would say you went
beyond the limits of good taste with
You just threw countless people
of different ages, ethnic backgrounds
and social statuses into a big box
labeled “Hate-Filled Republicans.”
Just because you preach leftist
views doesn’t give you the right to
spout bigotry yourself. Mr.
McKewon, it seems that you have
become what you hate most: angry
What once was lost...
I am writing enthusiastically in
response to Professor Leon
Caldwells speech on Wednesday. His
views on issues about finding identi
ty in a strictly European
perspective can be
spoken for not only blacks but also
many other minority groups here in
the United States.
For me, most of what Caldwell
said were feelings that I have had
being an immigrant from Iran. I
found it very confusing and embar
rassing v. hen all that I was taught
about my heritage and country had to
do with terrorism, war and dictator
inis perspective on my cuiiure
made me more inclined to hide my
background and try to see how else I
could fit in with everybody else.
So only recently have I takenut
upon myself to fix this problem by
self-education and flat-out trying to
correct this misconception of the
Iranian culture by starting an Iranian
Involvement International on campus
to educate others. i
But I am only a small force in cor
recting this huge problem.
Professor Caldwell has spoken of
some excellent ideas about educating
an ever-increasingly diversified
American climate. These ideas are
important for our future and for the
stability of this country.
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