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Varsity sports activities and FIT; DeSantis' transfer on migrants: Letters, Oct. 2, 2022 – Florida At this time

Choice on Florida Tech varsity athletics packages ought to be reversed

On June 28, the Florida Tech board of trustees introduced the choice to finish varsity rowing together with cross nation/observe and males’s golf. These packages had been “transitioned” to a “membership” standing whereby they obtain a fraction of the help of varsity athletics packages.

Since then, many college students, mother and father, college, alumni, and the local people have expressed their displeasure with this choice and are supporting the trigger to reinstate varsity standing. This supplies proof that the members of the board of trustees are out of contact with the “group” and tradition of Florida Tech and regard spreadsheets over the traditions that outline this small college. A single misguided choice can’t be allowed to erase a 54-year sport which over the course of its historical past has competed on the highest ranges Florida Tech athletics has ever seen. Lengthy-term legacies, cultures, and traditions are what outline a college extra so than the teachers. Rowing is emblematic of this and the very bedrock on which Florida Tech Athletics was constructed.

It’s an insult to the coed athletes and athletics alumni for the college and board of trustees to solely take into account varsity sports activities a price drain to the college to be minimized as a lot as doable. The choice must be reversed and a brand new evaluation of Florida Tech’s athletic packages performed by a various group representing all stakeholders and sports activities packages. It’s doable with the engagement of all stakeholders to make Florida Tech Athletics stronger, extra aggressive, and a revenue heart for the college.

Craig McKay, Nice Falls, Virginia, president of the Pals of FIT Rowing Affiliation (FFRA), and Casey, Dalal, Melbourne, vice chairman, FFRA.


Do not make victims of these going through starvation; use them as examples

FLORIDA TODAY is constantly operating pity-prone tales about ravenous Brevard residents. This can be a traditional case of giving the person a fish as an alternative of instructing him the best way to fish. Why not make the principle subject of the story “That is what occurs when you might have too many youngsters” or “In the event you do not save for the longer term, this may be you”? 

And blaming the faculties for the children not consuming as a result of they can not present meals? I assure lots of these individuals are getting meals stamps. What are they doing with them? You possibly can current tales in many alternative methods, however the way in which you current them is making victims out of the folks as an alternative of utilizing them as examples for the subsequent technology on what not to do. This may service your readers way more. Do not gloss over their irresponsibility — use it as a lesson. No one goes to be shocked that many of those individuals are right here due to their very own poor decisions

Jack Sweeney, Melbourne

Remembering one other president, one other storm

Too dangerous Trump is now not president; he’d be the primary one to come back to Florida to go out paper towels after Ian, like he did in Puerto Rico.

We’ll in all probability want greater than paper towels.

Michael Ruth, Satellite tv for pc Seashore

Migrants, who arrived on a flight sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, on Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard.

Hats off to governor for actions that spotlight the border disaster

My kudos to Gov. DeSantis for flying two airplane a great deal of immigrants to Martha’s Winery. This motion by the governor lastly obtained the eye of the media to start out speaking in regards to the disaster on the border. Although their ideology prevented them from discussing this topic, due to the governor, this disaster is lastly attending to these people which were blindly led by the far-left media. Sure, he’s utilizing tens of millions of tax {dollars} to maneuver these immigrants out of state, however that is cheaper than having to look after them. 

The president turns a blind eye to securing the border. Due to his inaction, it has been as much as the governors of Texas, Arizona and Florida to take issues into their very own arms, to guard their states.  

Ted Hesser, Indian Harbour Seashore

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