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ISSUE 120 VOL 5 PUBLISHED 10/27/2006


Population runs amok

This past week, as fall break came to a close and Oles across the country were begrudgingly making their way back to the Hill, something exceptional happened. On Oct. 17, 2006 the estimated population of the United States reached a new peak of 300 million.

Meat sustains economy

After reading April Wright’s article “Meat costs environment, Caf” in last issue’s Messenger, I decided that the St. Olaf community needed a different, positive view of what “sustainable” livestock agriculture is.

Inconvenience tells tough truth

Recently many St. Olaf students attended a showing of “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary about global warming and its horrific consequences.

Whaling harms world

Iceland has elected not to save the whales. After giving up one of its staple industries in 1989, the country resumed whaling in 2003 for so-called "scientific purposes," and is set to double its quota in the 2006-2007 period through commercial whaling.

A spooky word from our editors

I love Halloween. Always have, always will. It’s just that simple. I love dressing up and scurrying about my neighborhood begging for treats. But this year, as I don my special edition authenticated Mr. Spock outfit, I would like to know really where Halloween came from. Why do we participate in these crazy antics? And why do I love Star Trek so much?

Letter to the editor

Today, as my roommate and I were sitting in our room in Mellby, a pamphlet was shoved under our door. It was a campaign advertisement for Ray Cox. While this may not technically be solicitation, I find it equally annoying and unappreciated.

Letter to the editor

Last issue’s opinion article [“Rethink campus liquor”] addressed some very important issues that arise from a dry campus policy, but I must respectfully disagree with the conclusions drawn in the editorial.

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
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