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ISSUE 117 VOL 7 PUBLISHED 11/7/2003


Excess focus on abortion

Two weeks ago, Congress passed a law banning the procedure known as “partial-birth abortion.”

Beyond circumstances; Student finds fault with liberal ideology

I didn’t always want to become a conservative. But what could I do? I grew up revering Reagan, the tax cut and limited government. I learned to loathe the Reverend, the welfare state and administrative bureaucrats before I was out of diapers. I was never taught that the earth was my mother or that true patriots burn the flag, spit on the Constitution and protest against the soldier who died for their freedom. Instead, I was a victim of circumstance. For heaven’s sakes, I was born white. And beyond that, I come from a modest middle-class family, lived in Omaha, Neb. my entire life and I attend church on a regular basis.

Kobe makes his case

It is no secret that a great legal defense in a high profile case starts long before ever setting foot in the courtroom.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Mess Editors, In response to the story in the Oct. 31 edition of the Messenger, “Library considers caffeine:” A coffee shop in the library would create more harm than good for Rolvaag Library and the hundreds of students who use it each day.

A word from our Editors: Pause and take another look

It was bound to happen, this being a college newspaper. We resisted, but there is nothing we can do. The time has come. An editorial about pizza.

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