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ISSUE 121 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/11/2008


Science Museum of Minnesota: The marvel of nature revealed

The Science Museum of Minnesota offers sensory approaches to learning about the sciences that embarrasses stereotypical, dry textbooks.

Earth Day provides service work

Time-strapped but still looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Baffled by or unaware of the holiday? Though it is a relatively recent concept, it has been a catalyst for environmental actions and consciousness since its inception in 1970.

Echo DVDs spares wallet

Let's not lie to ourselves: Northfield is a small town that can get kind of boring on cold January (or dreary March) afternoons.

Anti-Muslim movie misses mark

When I volunteered to review the anti-Islamic film "Fitna" for the Messenger this week, I didn't really know what I was launching myself into.

Gnarls Barkley's sophomore album debuts

I feel warmly neutral about Gnarls Barkley's sophomore album, The Odd Couple. The album itself is good -- it's more consistent than 2006's St. Elsewhere, and it has the same genre-bending sound that propelled band members Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse into platinum territory the first time around.

R.E.M. releases new album

So who's ready for the second coming? New Adventures in Hi-Fi came out a whopping 12 years ago. Until last Tuesday, it was R.E.M.'s last really good album.

Sex on the Hill: Sex in the face of adversity

Last weekend, the Minnesota weather tricked me into thinking that spring had finally arrived.

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.
It's routine and expected. What gives?
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