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ISSUE 120 VOL 3 PUBLISHED 10/6/2006

Opinions

Homecoming disturbs

Another year, another questionable Homecoming theme: "Oles Down Under." It’s downright sad to see that Homecoming, which this year also includes the inauguration of President David R. Anderson ’74, is centered around a theme which is so brazenly exploitative.

Ethanol greens Minnesota

Contrary to popular belief, you just can't win with ethanol. Despite research showing that it is not a great fuel source, and that the environmental impact is not nearly as low as some claim, America's search for a domestic energy source that will curb its craving for crude oil has forced ethanol into the national spotlight. And Minnesota is leading the push for more and more ethanol use.

Small kindnesses

It was brought to my attention this week that I look grumpy. I don’t really try to look grumpy, but apparently, when I walk the halls of Buntrock Commons or scoot from class-to-class, despite my general positive demeanor, I cannot escape my grumpy appearance.

Alcohol policy is not to blame

This weekend I was hanging out with my girlfriend on Ole Avenue when a severely inebriated female “ran” past the house at approximately 9 p.m. After she lost her shoe in midstride and fell at approximately 9:01 p.m., I began thinking about the efficacy of St. Olaf's dry campus policy. Does the policy, as so many students claim, actually encourage binge drinking?

Engineered cats alarm

Generally speaking, even the most die-hard feline fancier would probably refuse to pay $3,950 for a cat. However, California-based biotechnology company Allerca, set to market the world’s first hypoallergenic kittens in 2007, believes that cat lovers with allergies will be willing to shell out the big bucks.

Creationists create strife

Creationism is grasping at straws. With the realization that every day brings another scientific advance that pounds another nail into the idea's proverbial coffin, far-right creationist organizations such as AnswersInGenesis.org have taken to attacking evolutionary theory and evolutionists on any level they can.

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How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
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I am a senior. Thank god.
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