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ISSUE 121 VOL 17 PUBLISHED 4/18/2008


Hoofin' It: Car-free and Carefree In Northfield

I finally did it! I stopped using my car. Its battery had to die twice before I made the transition, but nonetheless it was a mighty decision to make. I haven't touched the thing since December, and I couldn't be happier about it.

Adventurous dating opportunities abound

In truth, we are surrounded by amazing dating opportunities. If you look around, you will notice 3,000 other 18 -- 23-year-olds. This means that you have instant access to a more than ample dating pool. Take your pick. Yes, you probably know a lot of them already. But there's no doubt that you'd like to know a few of them better, and that's what dating is all about. Suck it up and request to spend some quality time with one of your peers. At best, it could lead to something more. At worst, you'll at least take a step up in classiness and have a good time, especially with some of these classy date ideas.

Sex on the Hill: Warm up to the female orgasm

I have great news, Oles! A recently released study found that women, when properly "warmed up," take an average three to 13 minutes to orgasm during heterosexual sex. This is amazing news, because up until now it was assumed that women took much longer than men to reach climax, which made sex disappointing for many women.

'Metal Gear' collection worth $30 pricetag

The "Metal Gear Solid" (MGS) series is one of the most critically acclaimed gamed series of all time. With the upcoming Playstation 3 killer app, "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" quickly approaching, developer Konami re-released the first three MGS games in one collection for the Playstation 2.

How to break up with your advisor

We've all broken off friendships, dumped significant others and quit jobs. But in the intellectual pressure-cooker that is St. Olaf, it can be difficult to break up with our most important scholarly contact: our advisor. How do you know when the moment is right to say "adios?" How do you make the break and still stay friends?

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