Mail from our readers
I really enjoyed the ”What’s Your EQ?” feature of your recent Big Fun on Campus! issue (#139, Oct. 9). It was disappointing, though, that it only featured four-year schools when community colleges represent a larger percentage of college students in our country. Universities might have bigger bucks to spend on entertainment, but some community colleges can still compete. For example, Harper College (near Chicago) only has a $20,000 annual concert budget. But since 1985 we’ve presented: Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Violent Femmes, the Psychedelic Furs, and, just last month, Toad the Wet Sprocket with the Gin Blossoms. I know the last thing people think of when they hear community college is culture, but the times they are a-changin’.
Michael R. Nejman
Coordinator, Student Activities
William Rainey Harper College
As a college student and avid reader, I have come to appreciate your coverage of the entertainment industry and its importance in the country. I was particularly impressed with your college issue! It is great to see that a quality magazine as well respected and interesting as yours listens to its readers and the young people of America. With each issue, I am more impressed with your quality design, photography, and extraordinary writing. I will be a reader for a long time to come.
You featured a quiz in which films set on campuses had to be matched up with the correct school. Your answer to The Graduate is incorrect. While the characters were living in Southern California, the character of Elaine attended the University of California at Berkeley, not the University of Southern California.
Kimberly A. Smith
Editor’s Note: Our quiz asked readers to identify colleges used as movie settings. The Graduate was mostly shot at USC in L.A., though the action was described as taking place at U. of C. at Berkeley.
I was dumbfounded when I read the review of The Mighty Ducks. To give a C- to a movie that showed excellent values and set good examples for children to emulate, such as team spirit and a sense of fair play, seemed a bit unfair. I gave the movie an A- and my son an enormous hug for wanting to see such a movie!
Gary C. Nold
CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Being 21 and sexually active, I am very concerned with the risk of HIV infection. Your review of Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You (#138, Oct. 2) helped me decide that this was the place to find out the real facts, but I can’t find it sold or rented anywhere in my area. Could you please help me find out how to get this video?
Editor’s Note: According to Paramount, Time Out is available for rent and/or sale at such retailers as Blockbuster, Kmart, Musicland, Music Plus, Sam Goody, Target, Tower, and the Wherehouse. If you’re unable to locate the tape, you may order it by calling, toll-free, 1-800-445-3800 (operator 950). Cost: $8.50 plus $2.95 shipping.