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ISSUE 118 VOL 1 PUBLISHED 9/17/2004

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For nearly four years, St. Olaf College President Christopher Thomforde has provided our community with wise, thoughtful leadership. His diplomatic willingness to engage the student body and consider our input on a variety of complex issues facing the college, such as the budget crisis and the intellectual diversity controversy, has set an admirable example for open campus discourse and debate.

Swiftly playing with the truth

From a purely objective standpoint, John Kerrys service in the Vietnam War and his subsequent involvement in the movement for peace upon his discharge would seem to be nothing but a boon for the Democratic presidential hopeful.

Political conventions can do better: Republican, Democratic rallies have lost original purpose

In his jarring editorial entitled, TVs Most Useless Reality Show, in Broadcasting and Cable Magazine, Howard Rosenberg likened political party conventions to nothing more than spin-orgies ... hardly distinguishable from the rest of TVs lens-tailored, faux-reality madness.

Forgetting too soon

Most people who lived through September 11, 2001, declare it is a day they will never forget. So, why did last Saturdays third anniversary of the terrorist attacks go largely unnoticed by the St. Olaf community? There was no memorial displayed on campus to remember the 3,000 lives lost in the attacks. Students neglected to organize a candlelight vigil or a moment of reflection.

eBay goes wild

I made my entrepreneurial debut in the fifth grade. In the same month that I stopped documenting the day of the week with my underwear, I sold the class hamster, Elmo, to my neighbor.

Super fines: FCC punishes TV network

Quick! Think of two things that happened in the Super Bowl this past February. My guess is that the large majority, if not all, of you thought about the New England Patriots beating the Carolina Panthers and/or viewing Janet Jacksons breast. Few people, except the diehard football and sports fans, remember the amazing back-and-forth second half that culminated in Adam Vinatieri winning the second Super Bowl for the New England Patriots in three years with a 41-yard field goal.

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