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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2013

UAF in moral free fall?

Dear Editor,

It is regrettable that it is necessary to appeal to our collective moral consciences that you consider adding your input to LIVE office at UAF Wood Center to stop the “Nearly Nude Run” associated with their annual event “Starvation Gulch.”

Ostensibly done for a good cause to support the Fairbanks Resource Agency (FRA), last week UAF students were encouraged to donate their outer garments and to virtually strip down to their underwear to run a mile “Nearly Nude” in broad daylight.

Because according to their website, last year alone, FRA received 523 tons of clothing and fabric items (that is over one million pounds), what possible significance did the comparatively scant amount of clothing reported donated from the shivering UAF students really benefit, “Nearly Nothing.”

Is it possible that the LIVE office is inadvertently endorsing and promoting UAF students to publicly display their “Nearly Naked” bodies? I hope not. Heartily agreeing with Edmund Burke’s quote, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” I appeal to you to do something, by lending your influence and also registering your concerns to the LIVE office in order that this disgraceful “Nearly Nude Run” event may immediately cease and plans be banned in the future.

Karl W. Sapp
CBM and CCC Events Coordinator

3 Responses to Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2013

  1. Andrew Sheeler

    October 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    What do you think, guys? Should we tell him about the Miss Euphoria column?

  2. Eric Haberin

    October 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Sounds like someone needs to chill out about the human body and celebrate the vast diversity of beauty that is “Gods” creation.

  3. Eli Barry-Garland

    October 10, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Edmund Burke never said “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” something that could be discovered with a simple google search:
    http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/12/04/good-men-do/

    Also, this is an extremely bizarre choice of things to take offence to. It is nowhere near as entertaining or scandalous as anyone wishes it was, apparently Mr. Sapp included. It’s called NEARLY naked for gods sake, no one is actually naked.

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