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ISSUE 118 VOL 7 PUBLISHED 11/5/2004

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KSTO seeks more funds

Over the past few weeks the Student Government Association (SGA) has been trying to decide how to allocate the $100,000 budget surplus. KSTO 93.1 FM, St. Olaf's student-run radio station, has approached SGA for funding from the budget surplus.

Election fever subsides

Do you remember the good old days before the election, when our small college town could count on a near-constant buzz of political excitement? more...

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- DiCaprio wows, but speech lacks substance
- International lives
- Ringtones list reeks of absurdity
- more opinions...

Silently raising political 'Voice'

The current exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), The Art of Democracy: Tools of Persuasion, is indicative of most current political art. When I first stepped into MIAs gallery, the barrage of slogans and epithets almost exclusively demanding I vote democratic on Nov. 2 overwhelmed me. It seems like this kind of blatant, anti-Bush commentary is everywhere; in my opinion, it just isnt making for original and provocative political art any longer. While I certainly appreciate the rediscovered (and probably very transient) political fervor of my fellow citizens, I am becoming terribly bored by the whole thing. Ive heard the exact same canned speeches and catch phrases over and over again from politicians, journalists and even from artists. Am I turning into another young cynical non-voter? Of course not  but this intractable din of left-wing/right-wing diatribes is really starting to wear me down. For this reason, I congratulate the current Voice Your Vote exhibit showing in the Dittmann Student Gallery; the show is a contemplative breath of fresh air in the midst of a suffocating, political artistic discourse. more...

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- Message in full 'Swing'
- Buechner a master in her class
- more arts...

One-two punch ends title drought: Fulton, Richards lead men to first conference win since 76

Anticipation and anxieties ran high last week as the St. Olaf mens cross country team headed into the MIAC championships. The Oct. 30 race was an opportunity for the Oles to accomplish something they had not done in 28 years  win a conference title. The fact that longtime rival Carleton was the other main title contender only added to the tension and suspense. more...

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- Oles stun Johnnies
- Bittersweet playoff: Scots upset men in first match
- The new-look NBA?
- more sports...

The Breakfast Club

Fall Break. Those words alone signify a break from routine, whether it be a rest from classes, homework, people or just the Caf. more...

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- Simpson's song out of sync
- Responding to readers
- Rate before you register
- more variety...
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