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After receiving comments from some readers, we would like to clarify the role of The Tech's opinion section, which includes letters, opinion columns, and editorials.

Letters are usually written by readers in reaction to content that was published, while columns are authored by staff or guest writers on any topic. Editorials are written by our editorial board, members of which are listed in the "Opinion Policy" box at the bottom of this page. Editorials are an important opportunity for the student newspaper to voice its opinion and add to the campus-wide discussion on student government elections and all other important issues.

As a whole, the opinion section does not influence our news content. News articles should be fair to all sides and serve to inform, but opinion columns and editorials, which serve to facilitate debate, can (and should) take a side.

Marie Y. Thibault

Editor in Chief