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— t The Prospector 2 I From the editors... www.carroll.edu October began fabulously; all of us were on fall break! The foot ball team posted a huge win over Rocky Mountain college and some students traveled to the Amazon on a study abroad trip with busi ness professor Beth Wilson. Many students stayed on cam pus for athletics and work while others went home to take some much needed time to relax. Now it’s back to the books. We hope that those of you that had the opportunity to go to Judy Shepard’s lecture Tuesday, Oct. 18 took advantage of it. Embracing those with different orientations than our own, especially a differ ent sexual orientation, whether it be gay, heterosexual, lesbian or transgender, no matter what they may be, is at the very core of the forward progress our campus needs to make. People come to Carroll to furthur their education both aca demically and socially. Carroll builds a community that should present us with opportunities to grow. If we are working towards coming to find ourselves as com pletely as we can and to establish ourselves within our community, then shouldn’t we accept and pro tect every member of this commu nity? And shouldn’t this protec tion and acceptance extend to all who make it up whether or not we agree with each individual of the community or condone their actions? Shouldn’t we have the opportunity to question the very issues we have always been taught as right and wrong to decide our own feelings and opinions? Judy Shepard says, “The pur pose of higher education is to broaden our horizons.” Thursday night’s lecture did just that and helped to bring our community one big step in the right direction. For those who attended the lec ture, we hope you took something away from it. “You are who you are and you love who you love, says Judy Shepard. In the future, we hope our campus provides an environ ment where students feel comfort able and safe being who they are. Special thanks to Gay Straight Alliance and the administration for making Ms. Shepard’s visit to Carroll possible. Laurel Cifala and Ann Goldes Co-editors Letters to the editor are always welcome! Send letters to The Prospector Saints’ Central #2501018 1601 N. Benton Helena, MT 59625 or email to: email@example.com T h e P r o s p e c t o r A student publication of Carroll College Editors in Chief Laurel Cifala Ann Goldes Advertising Director Bobby Lewis Faculty Adviser Prof. Brent Northup P iographer/Photo Editor Tim Bowman Staff Writers Chelsea Fisher Bobby Lewis Linsey Lindgren Chris Mattix Molly Priddy Mike Stratman Intern Writers Patrick Manning Caitlin McElhinny students of all majors and years can join the Prospector Staff. If interested in joining our staff, contact Editors Laurel Cifala or Ann Goldes at prospector @ carroll.edu. The Prospector welcomes expressions of the views of its readers. Letters must be signed and must include the address and telephone number of the writer. Letters are subject to editing for brevity. HOW TO CONTACT US: Mail your letters to Carroll Prospector; Saints Central #251018; 1601 North Benton Avenue; Helena, MT 59625 or e-mail us at: prospector @ carroll.edu Thursday, October 20, 2005 ¥ A M i L? láLDU - *•' —- C U T T E R S ' , > ^ a t ^ < ï i X . \ \ 1302 Prospect 442-2053 Use our Call Ahead Program call up to 1 hour ahead - leave name C\ q S Largest selection of professional products at lowest prices Show student ID and receive $2.00 : off your haircut! A N cy We love walk-inslc. r-4 ) V V J s a f \ LX V <:r::3Ks W 5 4 T ■ H M \ ■ ■ Understanding, aljpw alternatives, iMakcsjfou «ail 5 free Some decisions fed too overwhelming to make alone. What to do in t he event of an unplanned pregnancy is one of them. iCfMMMe Irau 445-0662 5SÍM900 entonan? of Helena is mm to help, we offer free pre^rsiKy testing, confidential assistance, ana most Importantly, someone to talk to. Please call os at ar visit us at 545 », last Chance Örtert in t m Livery Square Bundling, Suite 206 Bwthflÿrt. ¿ nofrftoaêl «KgjwfeOü« I» i b « Sn noni of w X o i« - a écmsniam «J n a te m i^ » ä bai» d o ta » cl VOLUME 89, NO. 2