Having recently returned from studying abroad in Lancaster, England, I came back with an alcohol-related crisis: the curse of a dry campus. When I first arrived at the University of Lancaster, I couldn't help but resort to my Olaf-induced attitude: that, despite the fact that I am of legal drinking age, if I act the slightest bit drunk, a Resident Assistant is sure to come and interrogate me about what I've been doing that evening.
As I am a presumably graduating senior, it is now time to find some sort of gainful employment that will ease my transition from St. Olaf to the so-called real world. Considering that I am one of the Opinions editors for the esteemed (dont act like were not) Manitou Messenger, my thoughts have recently turned to a career in journalism.
For an example of the intellectual and dare I say, ethical poverty of left-leaning media on the matter of personalized Social Security accounts, look no further than the Feb. 23 New York Times editorial on the issue.
One of the earliest political memories I have is a National Public Radio (NPR) interview with then newly-appointed Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. I dont remember the content of the interview, or where I was when I heard it, but I do remember thinking, this is a guy whos got a plan.
Another year, and another letter in our p.o. boxes printed off on official St. Olaf stationery, politely explaining that after much deliberation, the college regrets to inform us that once again the schools tuition costs are going up.