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The Manitou Messenger is a college newspaper, giving students exposure to journalistic activities and the opportunity to take part. The publication procedures are a learning process for all involved.
Irritated that I didn't get a ticket for Ben Stein last Thursday night, I began contemplating why it would be located in Boe Memorial Chapel in the first place. Newt Gingrich was in Skogland last year. Why shouldn't Mr. Stein, a celebrity of large appeal and caliber, speak in Skogland as well?
Bad Marks For Electoral College
Watching the political coverage of last Tuesday night filled my mind with images depicting hoards of strategists busily working to advise their political employers as to which states were important enough for them to visit. States like Wyoming and Rhode Island were most likely deemed expendable for their sad lack of electoral prowess while California and Florida were decreed to receive television advertisements, countless posters in front lawns, buttons and pins galore, along with numerous hallowed visits from the candidates themselves.
I went to the Democrat Rally on Saturday night. Now, I do not consider myself a Democrat, nor do I intend to vote for Al Gore. Maybe that was why I found it so offensive.
Two weeks ago, a gross manifestation of ignorance and bigotry appeared on our campus. No, I do not refer to the anti-homosexual chalkings protesting National Coming Out Day, for those opinions, when in contrast against support for homosexuality, create pluralism, a typically desirable condition in a community of free thought.
Letter To The Editor
How dare a newspaper that continuously runs sanctimonious articles telling St. Olaf students that we must speak out against the intolerance on this campus, print an ad that is as ignorant and blatantly anti-Semitic (intolerant, in other words) as the "Committee for the Open Debate of the Holocaust" ad from last week.
Letter To The Editor
I am writing to express my extreme confusion and distress upon reading the latest edition of the Manitou Messenger. I was shocked and repulsed to read the (presumed) advertisement on p.14, sponsored by the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, and am curious about the procedures and policies regarding the placement of advertisements in the paper.
Okay, so we all know how extremely important voting is as a form of political participation, but now that the election is over, what do we do?
This is all a cover. I am trying desperately to get something started for next year. Trying to create something that I will be doing next year. I want a spot somewhere.
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