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Letters to the Editor –– Tabling your enthusiasm

October 5, 2006
Filed under OPINION

I don't know what the layout of your mall back home is, but maybe you've seen this: big aisles with store fronts on either side, and in the middle of the aisle, a row of carts selling hair extenders, massage devices, perfume, sunglasses and the like. The employees of these carts work on commission and...

The greener side of the legal system

October 5, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Ari van Schilfgaarde Last week I got derailed by $3 billion, but I want to get back to the idea of collaboration and incentives to act productively. If we as a community are better off because of your actions, you've acted productively. Collaboration as a means of productivity happens in a specific "bo...

Microhard: The useless features of Word

October 5, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Sarah McCarthy My thesaurus makes me laugh. Or rather, as it would have me say, it makes me "double up." It starts out well enough: the first suggestion my built-in Microsoft Word thesaurus makes is usually a word that one might reasonably substitute. From there, however, it gets a little more dic...

Aim low and never be disappointed again

October 5, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Valerie Lopez Great expectations almost always lead to great disappointments. I realize that this ubiquitous problem renders everything I'm about to say almost cliché, but I can't help reiterating the perpetual disappointments produced by great expectations into the universal dialogue of bitching. My ...

Life on Aisle 12

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Sarah McCarthy Living off-campus is, in many respects, unassailably cool. You are out from under the tyrannical thumb of the bureaucracy that demands you call your place of living some boring name like "Anderson" or "Douglas." Instead, you may christen your house any name you choose, preferably a ...

Finding true love in the most unlikely of places

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Valerie Lopez In a stark, sterile emergency room, I found love. Granted that it definitely was not the best romantic setting, I heard the crescendo of violins and might have felt the same rapture Darcy experienced the first moment he sees Elizabeth Bennett. I just knew there and then, what I wa...

Letters to the Editor: Sharing the sidewalk

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

First off, I ride a bike just about everywhere I can and it comes in especially handy here on campus.   I just flat out love to ride and I know there are many students and faculty that share my enthusiasm for   wheeling through the gauntlet of sprinklers and   across the everglades otherwise known...

Dealing with Chavez by peeling back his rhetoric

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Marcus Koontz The other day Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela, appeared before the United Nations. In his speech he called President Bush the Devil and held up a book by Noam Chomsky that claims the United States is as much a terrorist state as any other. Chavez said he could still smell the ...

Business loses its environmental virginity

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Ari van Schilfgaarde This week, the environmental news was full of the promise of Sir Richard Branson, who pledged the sum total of the profits of his transportation businesses towards the development of renewable and carbon-neutral fuels. He is quoted as saying that the "transportation industry ...

Business loses its environmental virginity

September 27, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Ari van Schilfgaarde This week, the environmental news was full of the promise of Sir Richard Branson, who pledged the sum total of the profits of his transportation businesses towards the development of renewable and carbon-neutral fuels. He is quoted as saying that the "transportation industry ...

Cooperation: Key for a successful democracy

September 20, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Ari van Schilfgaarde Last week I focused on the goodwill and collaboration that led to the Xeriscaping of the new Health Center. The implication of the kind of collaboration that led to this reasonable compromise on all sides was mutual respect and the messy business of public involvement. The ...

Learning to dance for the sake of sanity

September 20, 2006
Filed under OPINION

by Valerie Lopez Dance. . In the midst of all the alkane nomenclatures studied at 9:30 on a Saturday night, I began to zone out.. in room temperature, cyclohexane simultaneously undergoes varying conformations, given that the temperature provides enough energy to overcome the energy barrier.. What's m...

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