Letters to the Editor

'Sunday in the Park' at The Theatre Company is a must-see event

I just returned home from The Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. The line to get in should have been around the block for this show.

The production was mesmerizing, engrossing and moving. The two lead actors -- Paul Early and Adrienne Dobson -- performed at levels of sophistication and professionalism seldom seen in touring companies of Broadway shows, much less in local theater.

The entire cast was crisp and polished and presented an evening to remember.

We are so fortunate to have a theater company that presents such consistently delightful productions, and this show lives up to its history.

If you do not have tickets for next weekend's performances, get them. I am returning for a second look.



[Editor's note: Performances for the final weekend of Sunday in the Park with George are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.theatrecompany.com.}

Ocasio-Cortez is correct on concentration camp claim

Last week, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, "This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying."

Her statement caused a furor, but Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, says she is right. "We have what I would call a concentration camp system," Pitzer says, "and the definition of that in my book is, mass detention of civilians without trial."

An eyewitness account by lawyer Warren Binford of the conditions at a Customs and Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas, is horrifying. Binford is an international children's rights scholar and advocate. She was with a group of lawyers who saw about 300 young children with little adult supervision at the facility.

"Basically, what we saw are dirty children who are malnourished, who are being severely neglected," Binford said. "They are being kept in inhumane conditions. ... The children are hardly being fed anything nutritious, and they are being medically neglected. We're seeing a flu outbreak, and we're also seeing a lice infestation. We have children sleeping on the floor. It's the worst conditions I have ever witnessed in several years of doing these inspections."

The Border Patrol agents she spoke with privately are frustrated that ICE is not coming to return the children to their families.

Acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner John Sanders urged Congress to pass a $4.6 billion emergency funding package including almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children.

It is on us, as Americans, to advocate for these children with our representatives, both federal and state. If we don't speak out, we are as guilty as the good Germans who looked the other way when atrocities were being committed in their country.



Decision to sell alcohol at Kyle Field is all about money

Many alums are di$appointed that there will now be alcohol available to the public (aka $tudent$ and alum$) in Kyle Field!

Even though the $EC has voted to allow thi$, we wonder why our athletic department ha$ given up our value$?

Will thi$ help the Aggies win?

Will thi$ increa$e attendance?

Will thi$ add to the ho$pitality and good $portman$hip for which Aggies are known?

Will thi$ promote added $afety for student$ and other$ a$ they drive home from the game$?

Common $en$e should outweigh greed…

We can't imagine the thinking that went into thi$ un-Aggie deci$ion.


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