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ISSUE 116 VOL 11 PUBLISHED 2/21/2003

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Snapshots of cultural experiences: Students reflect on Interim and talk about what they’'ve learned

For Megan Gregory ‘'04, traveling to Ecuador over Interim taught her more about tropical ecosystems and socioeconomic issues in developing countries than can be found anywhere within a science book.

Possibility of war sparks discussion: Students speak out regarding controversy

What are the campus views about a possible war on Iraq? A random survey of 32 St. Olaf students, asking whether the student thought war on Iraq is currently justified, revealed five in favor of war, eighteen against war and nine that would not comment. Some that didn’'t comment explained that they didn’'t feel informed enough to make a decision.

Organizing an Interim that’s worth the wait

With St. Olaf students studying across the globe each January, involved in such vastly different programs as mathematics in Budapest and biology in the Bahamas, it’s hard to imagine that all of St. Olaf’s 38 Interim programs are proposed, approved and organized right here on campus.

Heroism surfaces off the Hill

This year over 700 St. Olaf students traveled abroad. Two women who traveled abroad this January knew exactly what to do in case of an emergency, helping and saving innocent victims'’ lives.

One hundred days and counting

“"It was a night to remember,”" said Michelle Kasper of the Class of 2003'’s 100 Day March. “"If only I could remember anything.”"

Critic's Corner: 'Chicago' razzles and dazzles audience with star performances

Whoever said crime doesn'’t pay never lived in 1920’s Chicago. Rob Marshall'’s exquisite cinematic rendition of “"Chicago"” proves that there is no such thing as going too far when it comes to achieving one’'s eternal fame.

Love conquers some, not all

When we are hurt, we want to retaliate. When we feel pain, we want to be healed. When boys are dumb and girls are immature, what is our recourse? Poetry.

Corgan lands new gig

When the Smashing Pumpkins disbanded in 2001, Billy Corgan blamed the breakup on his own disillusionment with the music industry, lamenting that he could no longer compete with the ‘Britney’s’ of the world.

Embracing other nations

With many colleges emphasizing the important role a diverse student population plays in education, St. Olaf is also trying to celebrate the diversity here on the Hill. On Saturday, Mar. 1, the annual International Night will be held in Urness Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Temptation rings: Debating the pros and cons of cell phone use

"They're the tool of the devil," says Jonathan Graef '05, "but I own one."

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