Amidst a storm of controversy, the California governors recall election is slated to take place on Oct. 7. While the 2003 recall has garnered a great deal of media attention as a result of high profile candidates such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Larry Flynt, the San Jose Mercury News reports that the concept of a gubernatorial recall is not a new concept for the state of California. In fact, there have been 31 previous attempts to recall the governor in the state of California. To date, none of these attempts have been successful.
It is St. Olaf Colleges responsibility to see that the students who are granted work study are capable of fulfilling their work award. The number of students able to complete their work study award has significantly diminished in the last two years, even as the number of students applying for work study has increased and the amount of money to be distributed has grown increasingly thin. Unfortunately, there is no visible attempt geared to correct this growing problem.
When I read the Sept 19 email from Dean Kneser (which, for all intended purposes might just as well have been called When You Download Music, Youre Downloading Communism), I had to laugh at its unintended absurdity.
In his recent article Gay Marriage would spell the end of U.S. Democracy, Dick Wittaker says that if gay marriage is allowed, American society will crumble. Is it plausible that the looming threat of legalized homosexual marriage will spell societal damnation? I think not.
I'm disappointed to see that the Messenger is still publishing the "Sex on the Hill" column for two reasons. First, it lowers the level of journalism of the Messenger as a whole. And secondly, because I do not want the opinions expressed therein to come across as representative of the student body as a whole.