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ISSUE 118 VOL 5 PUBLISHED 10/15/2004

Opinions

Election intervention: United Nations, others must observe U.S. process

One of the most critical democratic elections in years is approaching quickly. Amid doubts about legitimacy, corruption and voter disenfranchisement, the European Union and the United Nations will be monitoring the crucial election to prove that democracy can work.

Writing contest open to aspiring Faulkners

For the past several years, a non-commercial group called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has been encouraging aspiring authors to write a novel in a single month.

Rock the Vote kicks out jams

Although the youth of America is generally thought of as being apathetic towards politics, you wouldn't know it by examining pop culture in recent months.

Appealing reasons

As November approaches, campaigning usually hits a fevered pitch, and this year is no exception. However, one of the most impressive efforts has come from an organization having nothing to do with the election. SaveWCAL emerged after the College announced the sale of Classical 89.3 WCAL to Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) this summer for $10 million. Roughly two months later, SaveWCAL has a petition of over 4,300 students, alumni and concerned citizens opposing the sale of Classical 89.3 WCAL and advocating continued ownership of the station by St. Olaf College.

Remembering 9-11

More than ever before, the United States looks at those outside its borders with uneasy paternalism and deep distrust. Our new common sense encourages triumphant yet acidic nationalism. All of this thanks to a cultivated public semi-religious worship we nurtured surrounding the remembrance of 9-11.

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