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Opinion

University should seek strivers

NEITHER the Board of Visitors' proposed summer program to help out disadvantaged students nor the current policy for affirmative action is sufficient to ensure a diverse, knowledgeable student body and a fair application process. The new program would bring disadvantaged students to the University for two weeks every summer, beginning with eighth grade.


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Helpful hazing binds brothers

I SEE THEM running all the time. They're yelling in unison, grimacing and sweating. They aren't having much fun and, in their time off, they complain about all the work they have to put in to make it.


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Not okay to say "not gay"

EVEN WITH sunglasses, I still barely could see. My eyes throbbed as I squinted, translucent pearls formed on my forehead, my shirt stuck to me like overcooked pancakes to an ungreased frying pan.


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Proposed soft money caps limit party power

CAMPAIGN finance once again is on the front burner of the American political consciousness. On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case stemming from Missouri's state contribution limits.


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Creating change from the inside out

RACE HAS become a dirty word at the University these days. In recent news concerning admissions policies, the presence of racial preference has created more bitter conflict and name-calling than constructive discussion.


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Studying up on athlete graduation rates

THERE are a few times in college when 58 percent is considered a great success. Organic Chemistry exams aside, there aren't many areas where this level of achievement is worthy of praise. At Division I schools, however, officials are celebrating a 58 percent graduation rate for student athletes.