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ISSUE 117 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/14/2003

Variety

Sex on the hill

Does anyone remember laughter?

No sand(wiches) on South Beach

As the chill of winter creeps across campus, approaching holiday getaways may make people long for beach-ready bodies. Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatson is surfing a wave of success with his new weight-loss solution: the South Beach Diet. Named after a hip Florida hotspot, the South Beach Diet claims to help dieters drop 8 to 14 pounds, largely from the mid-section of the body, in its first two weeks alone.

Doin' It: Janine Wetzel PAC Coordinator

There are two driving forces behind some of this fall’s most talked about campus events: Janine Wetzel ’05 and the Political Awareness Committee (PAC). As this year’s PAC Coordinator, Wetzel has organized a visit to campus by liberal historian Howard Zinn, several lively political dinner discussions and the upcoming Nov. 18 debate on civil liberties between 2000 Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan and current American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) President Nadine Strossen.

Critic's Corner

As John Lennon once said, "All you need is love." Such is the prevailing theme of the Wachowski brothers’ latest (and final) installment in their "Matrix" trilogy, the not-so-aptly titled "The Matrix Revolutions." While love is certainly a virtue worthy of promotion in today’s society, the only purpose it serves in "Revolutions" is to bog down an already muddled and underdeveloped plot. Yes, all you need is love, but some closure would be nice, too.

Critic's Corner

As John Lennon once said, "All you need is love." Such is the prevailing theme of the Wachowski brothers’ latest (and final) installment in their "Matrix" trilogy, the not-so-aptly titled "The Matrix Revolutions." While love is certainly a virtue worthy of promotion in today’s society, the only purpose it serves in "Revolutions" is to bog down an already muddled and underdeveloped plot. Yes, all you need is love, but some closure would be nice, too.

Unreeling the documentary craze

Documentary films are undoubtedly gaining popularity among viewers. Last spring, St. Olaf students waited in a line to sit in the aisles of Viking Theater to watch Michael Moore’s "Bowling for Columbine," a documentary examining America’s gun culture.

Plant holds a powerful mystery

On the east side of campus, built into the hill, sits a mysterious building with a protruding smokestack. Although most people acknowledge its presence, few truly understand its purpose and the crucial role it plays in daily life at St. Olaf.

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.
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