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Summer not what it used to be

April 4, 2001

Summer vacations haven't been much to look forward to ever since college started. The main goal for the summers of many college students is to make enough cash to get themselves through the next two semesters of school. I've...

Computer correspondence fuels addiction

April 4, 2001

E-mail is an addiction. If only there was some sort of treatment for wanting to click on the "check mail" icon once every five minutes. This is no joke. I'm a serious e-mail junkie in desperate need of help. When my day begins,...

McCain-Feingold bill raises concerns

April 4, 2001

It wasn't too long ago most people were praising U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). The dynamic bipartisan duo were working together to clean up the dirty game of politics. They wanted to reform the...

EDITORIAL: CNN undergoing hard times with new competition

April 1, 2001

During a retirement party for veteran CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, CNN co-founder Ted Turner, after spotting Catholic employees wearing the Ash Wednesday ash mark on their foreheads, reportedly asked, "What are you, a bunch of Jesus...

EDITORIAL: Puff Daddy paves way to success

April 1, 2001

It's over. Nobody will be hearing from rapper/producer/songwriter/song-stealer Puff Daddy anymore. Mr. Daddy, real name Sean Combs, told MTV News he will no longer go by the moniker that the country, and world for that matter,...

EDITORIAL: Reciprocity good for all, should not be terminated

April 1, 2001

Reciprocity. It applies to many different situations but if you mention it to any Minnesota resident on campus, he or she will know exactly what you are talking about. Reciprocity between Minnesota and Wisconsin allows residents...

Addicting Web site provides interesting commentary

March 28, 2001

It's no secret that we Americans are crazy about beauty. There are examples of our beauty-obsessed society all throughout the media. We see Britney Spears jumping around singing about her love for Pepsi and we're supposed to...

Quiz gives insight to spring break

March 28, 2001

Spring break is an anomaly, not just because it seems to be a free pass for college students to turn southern Florida and certain parts of Mexico into Caligula for a week, but it's also an actual break from the hustle and bustle...

EDITORIAL: Sports teams should not keep American Indian mascots

March 28, 2001

When the Atlanta Braves brought its disrespectful spectacle known as the "Tomahawk Chop" to a national audience in 1991 when they faced off against the Minnesota Twins in the World Series, it was no wonder why many American Indians...

EDITORIAL: Death penalty not for those with mental disabilities

March 28, 2001

The death penalty is a topic of constant controversy. Many unclear consistency issues persist within the topic regularly. The latest being tackled by the U.S. Supreme Court is if people with mental disabilities convicted of capital...

Parking lots, streets speak out on storms

March 14, 2001

After Monday's tragic storm, one may wonder just who exactly has had to sustain the intensity of the storm's destruction. Well, from many interviews with traffic lights, street signs and, most importantly, roads and highways,...

Liberal arts education beneficial for all

March 14, 2001

The first big mistake I made in college was to sign up for an 8 o'clock class my very first semester. English 110, nonetheless. The second big mistake was to disregard one of those non-grammar lessons my professor in that ungodly...

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