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November 2001


Former Survivor contestant visits Pitt

Homecoming elections carried SGB flavor


Editorial: The Standard Lives On

Letters to the editor

War is necessary for justice

Save American pride with peace

Not all Middle Easterner's are suspect

Race causes tension

Homosexuals are still people; deserve same respect

Being English in America

C-side "swiper" responds to many nicknames


Pitt students of different ethnic heritages react to Anthrax scare

Pitt student assimilates into Delta Zeta


Review of Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand


Homosexual activity is sinful in God's eyes

Bodies should be used as temples for souls

Passion concert results in spiritual sensation

Thanksgiving celebration because Gospel is given to all ethnicities


Pitt's dance team shakes their way into the spotlight



Not all Middle Easterner's are suspect

David Hwang
Pittsburgh Standard

Tragedy has fallen upon all of us Americans. So many have lost their lives in the senseless attacks. Our confidence has been attacked and our security is at a low. We feel vulnerable and afraid. Yet it seems we have risen to the occasion with our hearts wide open for support. It also seems as if we are at last united as a nation. And in a sense, we are unified in heart.

 Donations are constantly being poured out to the victims from the depths of everyone’s hearts. The world definitely needs to rethink the stereotypes such as egotistical, self-centered, greedy, and ethnocentric that go along with the word “American”. Each day many Americans have risked their own lives trying to rescue any persons that were trapped inside the rubble. Nationalism is now a natural reaction for citizens. This is all great and I thank God because many seem to have changed their perspective on life.

 However, I do not feel all is well. After the attacks, many have made any and all peoples of Middle Eastern descent a suspect. They have used them as a scapegoat for our problems including those that attend this very University we attend and those that work in the office next to us. Not all people of the Middle East are accountable for this tragedy. We must remember, they too may have had family members who may have lost their lives to the terrorist attacks. We should give greater attention in helping them through this trying time instead of conveying greater suspicions towards them. Many are our fellow neighbors, not our enemies. Many have not harmed us nor do they intend to.

 The other day I saw a van with the words, “God Bless America” written on its rear window. I thought about why it was written and the only conclusion I could draw from it was that the vehicle’s owner was overwhelmed as he thought about the American citizens. The van’s occupants were amazed at how our generosity has suddenly broken through. I must agree, God Bless America! But, I cannot stop there because we need to give recognition to others. We need to thank God for those who have been recently harassed and yet still stand strong. So I end saying, God Bless America!


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