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Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | NOVEMBER 03, 2011 7:20 AM

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Fire Kirk Ferentz

Another Iowa Hawkeye football game, another pathetic coaching job. As a season-ticket holder of 33 consecutive seasons, an alum, and a donator to the University of Iowa, it is time for a change in the football program.

If that means that the head Hawk himself has to go, then so be it. It is incredibly clear that neither of our coordinators can develop a game plan for 60 minutes or make any changes as the game progresses, they need to go.

Obviously, we do not coach containment on defense because if we did, our outside guys would stay outside and not get sucked in on every play. On offense, it was very clear that Minnesota could not stop the run, yet we chose to pass, very poorly, the last four offensive plays of the game. I could go on and on, but if you are a Hawk fan, you could see how badly we were out-coached once again. It is time for a change.

P.S. I have tickets for sale if anyone wants to give me anything for them. Iowa will NOT win another game this year. We have fallen back to the Bob Cummings era.

Judd Johnson
UI alum

Cru needs more substance

University of Iowa's "Cru" is hosting what it calls a "stark contrast" to a "typical magic show" tonight in order to "question the truths that exist in present-day culture." Despite the flagrantly ambiguous advertisement sent to students in a mass email, we can probably be assured of the truth of some of the event's descriptions, namely that it will evoke "emotion" with a hardly "unique blend of illusion." This event promises to showcase the depressingly effective marketing strategy of the pernicious type of Christianity advanced by Cru.

Ironic as it is that a Christian group plans to use illusion to bolster mystical propositions, it is even more ironic that the sponsoring group recently hopped onto the contemporary bandwagon by nixing its traditional full name "Campus Crusade for Christ." Such are the necessities of advancing a Dark Age agenda in a contemporary world, when even the substance of an antiquated ideology can be abrogated for its mere promotion.

Maze magician Jim Munroe has stated, "The culture in which we live tries very hard to keep us deceived, to keep us in an illusion," not recognizing the motes of dust in his own eye balls.

It would be nice if, instead of modernizing its shiny new marketing strategy, "Cru" would bring itself into the 21st century by ceasing displays that exploit emotions rather than stimulating our intellects and critical faculties. The time has long passed to shed illusion for provable and demonstrable Enlightenment solutions to the world's problems, where humanity can rise up from its knees and take responsibility for its actions and direction. This show and the type of thinking it promotes hinders such progress.

Andrew Cederdahl
UI graduate student


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