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Avant-Garde Politics Osama bin Laden Wants YOU to Get High

Author: [no author name found] I was only half-watching the Superbowl the other day because I'm only a half-hearted football fan. Something caught my attention pretty solidly at one point, though, and it wasn't Britney Spears. It was an ad with kids talking about kidnapping tourists and murdering judges. ...


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CAMPUS EDITORIAL

Author: [no author name found] Making it MeaningfulWith the ascension of the Class of 2005.5 and the graduation of the Class of 2001.5, the Feb program at Middlebury College is as prominent as it has ever been, attracting more students each year who specifically apply to enter in February. Yet despite ...


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CAMPUS CARTOON

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'Lockdown' Protesting the Protest

Author: Margaret Aleks '03 In many ways, I'm being a hypocrite by writing this. But I'm proceeding to do so anyway. While coming back from Bicentennial Hall to my dorm this afternoon, I walked past numerous signs protesting the College's current 'lockdown' policy. I don't know how many; I have better ...


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Potential Schedule Change Would Hurt, Not Help Athletes

Author: Nina Cotton '04 After reading President John McCardell's proposition for starting the school day later and having sports teams' practices in the mornings before class, I considered what an average fall day would be like for me, a member of the varsity field hockey team. This is what it would ...


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Mutual Disrespect Hinders SGA, Administion Progress

Author: Chesley Thurber ’04 President John McCardell ended his opinion in last week's issue of this paper with the sentence, "And let it begin now." He was referring to discussion he wanted to promote over his proposed policy of shifting classes later into the day and holding athletic practices in ...


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CAMPUS STAFF EDITORIAL

Author: [no author name found] Prolonging the LockdownA compromise has been reached between Middlebury College administrators and representatives of the student body in the debate over the decision to lock all residence halls at night. Following the Student Government Association's (SGA) student referendum, ...


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QUICK TAKES

Author: [no author name found] BOOYAH!Cook Commons reenacts traditional high school dances with prom party over weekend. Nostalgic Campus editors re-lived the experience by staying home.BOOHOO!Continuing its gradual increase of the Comprehensive Fee, next year the College will raise tuition from $35,000 ...


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Editorial Perfecting the 'Lockdown' Policy

Author: [no author name found] Perfecting the 'Lockdown' PolicyA month after the Department of Public Safety responded to an armed burglary on campus by locking the doors of the College's residence halls, the implementation of this response has remained erratic as entrances are locked at varying times ...


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Students Locked Out by College's P.R. Priorities

Author: Kevin King ’02 President John McCardell's recent unilateral decision to require that students' homes be locked in the future strikes me as a very, very poor decision for a number of reasons. Most of all, I see his choice to settle the matter of whether dorms will in fact be locked or not before ...


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Discussion is Key to Campus Safety

Author: Becky Ruby ’01.5 I had originally written this Campus op-ed piece with the naive assumption that student input would be vital in the upcoming months as the College community discussed the state of safety on campus. However, after President McCardell's Jan. 14 letter to members of the Community ...


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Oil Drilling in Alaskan Refuge Fails to Deter Energy Crisis

Author: Jon White ’03 Later this month or early next month, the fate of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will be on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The opening of the Refuge for drilling is among the provisions of the Bush administration's energy bill, already endorsed by the House of Representatives ...


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Elderly Deserve Equal Human Rights Too

Author: Namik Kirlic '05 Our first year, all students here at Middlebury College must take their first-year seminar class. My class is Human Rights in Post-Colonial Societies, where we read and learned a lot about human rights, always had very powerful discussions, and touched upon difficult topics, ...


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Students Get Milealage Out of SGA

Author: Kevin King '02 A little over two months ago the Student Government Association (SGA) completed highly successful and contested fall elections, and held its first meeting of the year. I write today to reflect on what the SGA has already accomplished this fall term, the progress of my initiatives ...


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Bin Laden Has Gotten Eveything on His Wish List This Year

Author: Drew Bennet '02 Congratulations America, you finally found a new enemy! Now it's time for another one of those wars that's not really declared, but lots of people are gonna die, and there's a red scare — I mean there's terrorists, there's a good and an evil-doer, and we must win, although ...




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