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ISSUE 119 VOL 10 PUBLISHED 12/2/2005


The meaning of Christmas: Just add water

I used to think that the meaning of Christmas was gift-giving: going to the mall or local toy store to find that limited release Tommy the Green Ranger action figure from the Power Rangers television series circa 1994 or that Marvel card collectors edition version of Wolverine for your best friend. But, that was last year.

'Walk the Line' cashes in at box office

"Let’s say you’re hit by a truck, laying out in that gutter, dying, and you have time to sing one song: one song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on earth, one song that would sum you up … Now that’s a song that truly saves people." This quote from the film “Walk the Line” presents a moving concept for the 1,000 or more students involved in music at St. Olaf, but also for a young, rock-and-roll/country artist named Johnny Cash.

Protestors journey for justice: Activists challenge School of Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia

The School of the Americas (SOA) is a training center for Latin American soldiers. It is located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Although it is now formally called WHINSEC (Western Hemispheric Institute for National Security), many know the school by its notorious nickname: School of Assassins.

Roller derby women fight monotony

Trips to the roller rink in elementary school were always full of drama: what couples were skating together, what fights were breaking out, who was crying in the bathroom.

Sex on the Hill: A co-ed sleepover

The best foreplay is dancing, according to one of my friends. I, on the other hand, am a foodie: the way to my bedroom is through the kitchen. Last week, I was reconvinced that there are men on the Hill capable of envisioning a night of romance. Wooing in a dorm room can be done.

The cinematic year in review

This past year was tough on the business side of the movie industry, but a boon for serious film aficionados. On one hand, box office receipts dwindled to record lows, but on the other, studios continued to release fantastic films.

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