I am a senior citizen enjoying the wonderful privilege of attending classes at the university, and I never miss picking up your paper on the days I am on campus for my class. I enjoy your articles and the fun page (especially the sudoku!)

I am concerned by the awful habit of throwing chewing gum on the pavement. Already the new areas are beginning to show the ugly black spots. The entrance to the Memorial Library is disgraceful. Is that how the new pavements are going to look in a few years? Why can’t your readers use waste baskets for their gum? There are really plenty of them in the area. 

I wish you all a very joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year. And in the meantime, success with your exams.

Sophie Z. is a student at the University of Wisconsin.