To the Editor:
It is amazing that apparently many Tech students think
there is a problem with parking near campus. I donít know what this is based
on, other than being symptomatic of a modern American disease ó perhaps it
should be called ďIím young and healthy, and I have legs, but I donít want to
use themĒ Syndrome.
There are plenty of lots only a few short blocks from
campus for students and plenty of free street parking on routes like Louisiana
Avenue, where there are plenty of spaces every day no more than three blocks
I know, because I walk to work every day, rain or shine,
hot or cool.
I live almost exactly a mile from the GTM building where
my office is located.
This is not a long walk, and the idea that most people
these days consider it too far is probably causally related to a variety of
common health problems. In fact, the walks to and from work are some of
the best parts of my day.
Regarding the article last week appearing in The Tech
Talk about the debate team not being able to defend its national title because
of the hold on matching funds for clubs, they are not the only club in jeopardy
of not being able to defend their National title.
The Louisiana Tech Powerlifting Team is also facing the
same hardship if these funds stay on a hold status.
We have to travel farther this year than we have had to
in several years, requiring us to raise more money than in recent years to
travel to the meet and compete for Louisiana
This plays a major role in our defense of the menís
national title, and reclaiming the womenís national title.
So please help us out with our fundraisers.