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ISSUE 117 VOL 9 PUBLISHED 11/21/2003

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Reverend’s talk pleads for peace in Middle East

During Tuesday’s daily chapel service, the Reverend Sandra Olewine, United Methodist Liaison to Jerusalem, delivered a message of hope for peace in Jerusalem. She used Christian Scripture – Mark 10:35-40 – to explain the complex conflict between Muslim Palestine and Jewish Israel.

Four ironies of the big Ten

The separation of church and state has always been a controversial topic among Americans. Last summer, there was a huge debate regarding now-suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s refusal to remove the display of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. Now the controversy regarding the Ten Commandments is a local one, because the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) mailed letters to the Duluth City Hall requesting that it remove its display of the Commandments from the front lawn. more...

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- The effects of activism
- Safety Precautions Revisited
- Golden rule yields to consent
- more opinions...

Exhibit sparks controversy

Fifth-year art apprentice Tony Clune's recent show in the Dittmann Center tackled themes of religion and American nationalism in a bold and fearless manner. The exhibit, which ran through this Sunday, consisted of six carefully constructed pieces. more...

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- Faculty concert for the ages
- Driscoll delights
- Crowd savors sweet sounds of jazz sextet
- more arts...

Oles impress at Quad Classic: Strong individual performances dominate first home swim meet

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s swimming and diving team shrugged off an early 11 a.m. starting time to post yet another stellar performance at Saturday’s first annual Northfield Colleges Quad Classic. Skoglund Pool hosted the swimming portion of the meet while Carleton served as the site for the diving competition. more...

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- Wrestling opens season
- Women take seventh, end season at Grinnell
- Men earn fifth, send Fulton to National meet
- more sports...

Making Christmas

The first snowfall last week served as a reminder that winter will inevitably return this year in all its fury and glory. Blinding blizzards and frigid fingers are on their way, the only remedy being to snuggle up under a fleece blanket beside a warm fire while the cold wind whips past the window. Winter means reunions of friends and relatives scattered across the country, and coming in from sledding with rosy cheeks to enjoy hot cocoa and tin after tin of Christmas cookies. Then comes the realization that it is also time to think about presents for parents, grandparents and roommates. Who has the time, money or energy for shopping? One solution is to make a gift. more...

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- Sex on the hill
- Kicking new shins
- Critic's Corner
- more variety...
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