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The Daily Reveille

Monday, September 26, 2011

wireless internet. “I have no access to the Inthe network at the same time. ternet even though I connect to Thompson said the number has [LSU secure wireless network] significantly increased this se- just like everyone around me,” mester, with about 12,400 de- said Gavin Poiencot, sports comvices using the merce sophomore. network at once. “It won’t accept “The speed my password of the wireless which I know is network can deright.” pend on several Some faculty factors,” Thompmembers have son said. “If a also had problems large number with the Internet. Gavin Poiencot of users are usWayne Parent, ing the network political science sports commerce sophomore at once, that can professor, said his certainly slow down the speed, classes have suffered. especially if a number of those “This semester, for the first users are streaming video.” time — even when I allow them A few students reported not to load completely — [the vidbeing able to log into campus eos] pause often,” Parent said.

INTERNET, from page 1

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‘I have no access to the Internet even though I connect to [LSU secure wireless network].’

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GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul shows off an LSU shirt Friday after beginning his national Youth for Ron Paul movement in the Union Theater.

PAUL, from page 1

Upon mentioning economics, the audience began to chant, “End the Fed,” one of Paul’s slogans against the Federal Reserve. Paul’s conception of liberty and its place in American government also extends overseas. “Ten years in Afghanistan is enough,” he declared. “We should defend our country when we’re under attack.” Not only does America’s foreign engagement defy liberty, it defies the country’s budget as well, Paul explained. “As president, I would get out of those places and leave those people alone,” Paul said. Paul’s discussion on what he called the nation’s “domestic war” immediately evoked a response from the audience. “The danger of the drug war is worse than the danger of the drugs,” he chided to much applause. Paul described the drug war as “prohibition all over again,” and suggested politicians put the responsibility of drug awareness in the hands of the family and the individual. Paul said he seeks to end the “interventionist plan” of economics and entitlements. While speaking of welfare programs and bailouts for banks and bankrupt nations, he said, “Eventually the burden comes back to the American taxpayer.” He also declared his support for the abolition of income taxes. Paul had to pause on numerous occasions to let the crowd quiet down. “Now I know why my favorite place to campaign is college

campuses,” Paul laughed. The energy of the crowd remained high throughout his speech, with some audience members even waving Ron Paul campaign signs. But not all students agreed with Paul’s ideas. Members of the Student Labor Action Project, or SLAP, held a banner and passed out fliers before the event in opposition to Paul’s message. The banner proclaimed education and labor as human rights. According to Nathan Anderson, political science sophomore and member of SLAP, Paul’s policies are “antagonistic to the LGBTQ community.” This accusation is in response to Paul’s opposition to national nondiscrimination legislation for businesses, Anderson said. Paul prefers to pass such legislation down to the state level, he said. “States shouldn’t be voting on basic rights,” Anderson said. “He makes it much harder for us to get our rights.” Medical physics graduate student David McLaughlin took a stand against Paul’s healthcare policy. “He’s not in favor of the government getting involved in health care,” McLaughlin said. “I don’t see another way to get the lower brackets of the population the resources we have.” McLaughlin also argued against Paul’s stance on education, which he says prevents “working-class, poor people” from getting an education by opposing subsidized student loans. Contact Clayton Crockett at ccrockett@lsureveille.com

page 15 “I’ve quit showing clips. It’s not the end of the world, but it does take away a useful component of the class.” Thompson said students should expect slower speeds during the day when classes are in session because of the large amount of traffic from students accessing the Internet. The University’s access is provided by the Student Tech Fee. The fee generated $4,569,303 for 2011-2012 school year, according to the Student Tech Fee website. Thompson said ITS is currently working on a project to increase the campus’s data network capacity. Contact Josh Bergeron at jbergeron@lsureveille.com

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