For those of you who havent heard, Al Franken (author, satirist, Air America Radio host and speaker at St. Olaf last year) recently announced that he would challenge Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008 for his U.S. Senate seat. Admittedly, entertainers do not have the best track records as politicians. Arnold Schwarzescrewup, Jesse Ventura and Ronald Reagan have certainly set a precedent of mediocrity, and we can only imagine the horrors that would await Americans if they elected Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan to office (can anyone say legalized medicinal cocaine?).
Paul Rusesabagina is internationally touted as being the real-life hero of Hollywoods Hotel Rwanda. Rusesabagina remained charismatic yet stoic, impassioned yet unruffled, as he explained how tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic tribes had escalated to result in massacre.
On February 17, 2007, Britney Spears shaved her own head and got two new tattoos. On February 17, 2007, violence in Diyala and Kirkuk increased exponentially after the United States demanded a surge in attacks.
This past week Hoyme Hall took a beating literally. Students decided to take Hoymes reputation seriously and trashed the place, leaving the entire hall full of residents facing the consequences for the damage. I dont know about you, but this would make me angry. In fact, it does make me angry.
As one of the directors of the Vagina Monologues this year and a supporter of V-Week and the dialogue it creates, I am deeply disappointed to see that many students do not understand the purpose of the Vagina Carnival.
Did you know that there are more cars than licensed drivers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area? To address increased congestion, Minneapolis/St. Pauls Metro Transit has come up with a Transportation Policy Plan.