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ISSUE 117 VOL 9 PUBLISHED 11/21/2003

Opinions

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.

Safety Precautions Revisited

As St. Olaf students we often like to complain about living in our Bubble but, as the two forced fondling incidents that occurred last weekend demonstrate, we are far from living the life of perfect little Lutherans running from class to the library and back to the dorm. Reality check: it’s 2003 and the number of forced fondlings, sexual assault and rape incidents have increased exponentially in the Twin Cities area.

Golden rule yields to consent

How many of us have heard the story about the woman whose life was saved by the Heimlich maneuver? You know, the one whose ribs were broken in the process, who later sued her rescuer for it?

Letters to the Editor

I applaud St. Olaf’s proposed change to a need-sensitive application process. The way to solve a major financial crisis is through a major change, which this shift most definitely would be.

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
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