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ISSUE 116 VOL 3 PUBLISHED 9/27/2002


Anticipation eased with fall music releases

Kicking off the fall music scene was the excellent new CD from British alt-rockers Coldplay. Lead singer Chris Martin likened the recording process for the new album “A Rush of Blood to the Head“ to being knocked down in a fight, picking yourself up, and trying again until you get it right.

Broadcasting Abduction

Each day 2,000 children are abducted either by strangers or relatives in the United States. Seventy-four percent of children abducted by strangers, said Nicole Hayes, media relations assistant at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, are murdered within the first three hours of disappearance.

Law enforcement officials linking online

Law enforcement agencies across state of Minnesota have linked together in an effort to promote crime prevention in the form of a website. The Minnesota-based website,, continues to gain both local and national attention for their efforts in crime prevention since going live Aug. 8, 2001.

Sister Speaks: A column addressing questions that concern race, culture, and identity

Sister Speaks provides a forum in which to talk about important issues that are often kept closed. Now you have the chance to ask burning questions that you’ve always inquired about, yet never had quite the right person to ask.

Campus Crime Prevention

Backpacks and coats lay unattended outside of Stav Hall. Post office boxes are without locks. Laptops are left sitting on library tables, while their owners find books in the stacks. Girls walk across campus, alone, in the dark. From the looks of things, St. Olaf is a safe campus. Is life on the Hill as safe as it appears?

TV series highlights newfound talent

How did these everyday Americans transform from struggling artists to pop icons? None other than "American Idol," Fox’s reality show that aired from May to September. In short, 10,000 young adults auditioned before three judges. 10,000 people were then narrowed down to 10 by the judges. The ten chosen contestants performed on the show, where the American public determined who was "voted off" by phoning in.

Alumni Reflections

Two St. Olaf alumni have publications hitting local bookstores this fall. The first, Tyler Page ‘99, is the author, illustrator and publisher of the graphic novel “I Met a Girl.”

New talent dominates 54th Emmy awards

New faces and new shows, such as the acclaimed HBO drama “Six Feet Under,” were expected to run away with many of the major awards. Surprisingly, HBO had a total of 96 nominations. “Six Feet Under” was the favorite of the evening, leading with 23 nominations, the most of any show. However, when the ballots came in, they were in for a major upset, being passed over for old favorites in all the major categories. However, director Alan Ball did win the award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.

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