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ISSUE 118 VOL 13 PUBLISHED 3/11/2005

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Lawyer backs choice

When Sarah Weddington was a student at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas in the 1960s, she was forced to play half-court basketball. At that time, women were believed to be “too fragile” to capably run the full length of the court. Indeed, to dribble the ball more than twice – because of the “physical demands” it required – was condemnable enough to warrant a “traveling” call.

Professor rights examined

Students and faculty filled Viking Theater Tuesday to discuss a professor's rights in the classroom. This forum, hosted by the Intellectual Diversity Task Force, featured William Gorton, assistant professor of political science, and Paul Zorn, chair of the mathematics department and professor of mathematics.

Health survey reveals surprises: Statistics show drinking, drug numbers below national average

The results of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), released by the St. Olaf administration Feb. 28, show a generally healthy student body at St. Olaf overall, but also hold a few surprises.

‘Skirt day’ falls short

We had no idea what “Short Skirt Day” was. A friend of ours mentioned it to us in class, but we weren’t paying attention. more...

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- Stewart’s sentence absurd
- Marriage gives strength to families
- Bush tour unifies
- more opinions...

Niehoff wraps up residency

K.T. Niehoff, well-known dancer and choreographer from Seattle Wash., brought her distinctive modern style to St. Olaf last weekend. A dazzling student performance in Dittmann Studio One capped her brief artistic residency at St. Olaf. more...

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- 'Amazing' Rilling conducts harmonious return
- Artists prepare for show
- more arts...

Lose-lose playoff proposition: Oles fall short in overtime, miss upset

After 13 years of playoff drought, the St. Olaf men’s hockey team has earned two consecutive playoff berths. The Oles finished this season with an 8-4-4 conference record, (14-7-6 overall) ranking fourth in the MIAC – one better than their fifth place finish last season. more...

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- Semifinal loss ends women’s hockey season
- Track falls short at MIAC
- A return to glory?
- more sports...

And the winner is...

Interior decorating competitions bring out the worst in everyone. It’s a high-adrenaline sport. The atmosphere is electric, the competition fierce and the stakes high. The St. Olaf “Parade of Rooms” – held March 6 from 1-4 p.m. – was no exception. more...

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- And the winner is...
- Chariots on fire
- Mustache week grows in popularity
- more variety...
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