Wars winner still undecided
William Day, CONTRIBUTOR
The unmistakable jingle of copper and silver created a slight, yet
undeniable drone on our fair campus last Friday. Across the quad,
through hallways, in the classroom, the clinking came from every
khaki-pants pocket on its way to Smith Union. In the Union, the
slight clinking became a roaring waterfall of change at the Up ‘til
Dawn table, the epicenter of the Penny Wars competition. Add to
this flow of coins the sweet aroma of a good, old-fashioned bakesale,
and you’ve got yourself one heck of a fundraiser.
from London: European transportation
James Fisher, STAFF WRITER
with a good memory and nothing better to fill it with will recall
that several weeks ago I spent a week and a half not in London but
in Italy. Well, I’m back, with a tan (barely) and a newfound appreciation
for really small motorized vehicles.
Scooters of any shape or form are cause for public
humiliation in America. (I’m not talking about the Sharper Image,
retro-style scooter here-which should be embarrassing to use-but
“scooter” in the sense of an underfunded motorcycle.) Lincoln Navigators
have no patience for mosquito-like scooters zipping in and out of
In London, scooters are a little more accepted,
but bonafide motorcycles are more popular, and the climate is a
strong argument for a vehicle with a roof.
heads to Gettysburg
Kid Wongsrichanalai, STAFF WRITER
was a time of gloom for both the United States and the Confederate
States. June 1863 saw the desperation of the Confederacy and the
frustration of the Union. On the western front, Ulysses S. Grant
clung on to the river town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and all through
the South, the death of Stonewall Jackson, a month earlier, was
still being mourned.
In the North, recent disasters on the eastern
front were not greeted well. Anxiously, the Lincoln Administration
pushed for something to be done about the seemingly invincible rebel
Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee.
Years Beneath the Pines: Post-electoral blues