Rethinking the Vagina Monologues
TODD BUELL, COLUMNIST
Many conservatives loathe "The Vagina Monologues." Recently,
I received an email from a conservative women's group called "Shethinks.org."
It argued that "Vagina Day" promotes "female victimology"
and asked, "Wouldn't you prefer to restore mutual respect and
a dash of romance
on Valentine's Day?" [read
Are Arab Americans in danger?
BEN KREIDER, COLUMNIST
Republicans have long had the reputation of being racially insensitive,
and their racism has been even more rampant during the war on terror.
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's remarks about Strom Thurmond's
segregationist campaign for president made headlines and rightly
appalled the American public. His comments reinforced the Republicans'
image as a party of intolerant, insensitive white members of the
old boys' network. [read the
Removing the proverbial wool from our eyes
BRYANT ANTHONY RICH, CONTRIBUTOR
It's been over a year since President Bush so insightfully found
Iraq to be a threat worthy of military action, which is interesting
because the United States stopped a North Korean freighter bound
for Yemen carrying 15 scud missiles, found the missiles, and then
proceeded to let the ship continue; yet he still quarrels over mythical
weapons in Iraq. [read the
Searching for your soulmate
KARA OPPENHEIM, COLUMNIST
If you want a good grade, you study; if you want another beer, you
get up and walk to the keg, right? So why, if you want a person,
would you just stand there and whine about it when you could actually
do something? That is why this week I challenge Bowdoin to TAKE
ACTION. [read the article]
Picking on Bowdoin: spoiled or soiled?
JASON LONG, HUMOR COLUMNIST
For the one or two people that have read my article over the past
few weeks, it may be evident that I pick up on certain details of
Bowdoin life. While most people go about their day peacefully, I
wander from place to place picking out problems and mocking them.
Surprisingly, in a Dr. Phil epiphany, I reflected over the weekend
as to why I am so critical of my beloved Bowdoin. [read
It's good to fly solo
LARA JACOBS, COLUMNIST
For singles the world over, it's time to breathe a sigh of relief;
we made it. Valentine's Day came and went; the remnants of our binges
on conversation hearts and Mrs. See's chocolate are beginning to
disappear from our frame. Once again we don't have to be reminded
of our single status for another year, or at least until we talk
to our grandma. [read the
Plus side to tuition hike
Given the College's current financial state,
the Administration's decision to raise tuition by 5 percent comes
as no surprise. [read the
Lower class limits hurt add-drop
The issue of class accessibility has been under review
by several of the College's committees during this academic year.
Sparked by student complaints to the Office of Student Records,
the Recording Committee has been looking into the situation. [read
Shouldn't we study in the library?
Daddy certainly doesn't pay thirty-five thousand
dollars a year so that some bookworm can interrupt my planning for
the weekend's keggers. [read