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Departing in family's footsteps

During my first 18 years growing up, I heard a lot about newspaper writing from my parents. Just as I have argued on the pages of this newspaper, my father fought his political battles in college on the editorial pages of William & Mary's Flat Hat. He fought communism and segregation in his columns -- topics that make issues like student self-governance and fraternity rush seem insignificant. Several years later he met my mother while they were both writing for a newspaper on Capitol Hill.


Opinion

McCain voters face lesser of two evils

THERE'S A BIG hole in the ground, and the first to fill it wins. Now that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is out of the picture, there are a good 33 percent of self-proclaimed "McCain voters." This is according to a Newsweek poll to which the remaining contenders -- Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov.


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Mayor's remarks dishonor dead

JUST WHEN you thought that politicians couldn't get any more degenerate and selfish, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani set out on a successful mission to prove everyone wrong.


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Modern books foster love of literature

IN THE best literature class I ever took, we didn't read a single book. It was a course taught here at the University on the Broadway musical, based solely on viewings of movies or live theatre performances.


Opinion

Ballot seals Honor's demise

THE HONOR system is marching inexorably towards irrelevance. Its constitution and bylaws have been changed four times in as many years, and significant segments of the University community believe that its procedures are rigged against them.


Opinion

Programs drive drinking to extremes

TRYING harder doesn't always pay off; more effort doesn't always produce better results. A study released by Harvard University's School of Public Health last week suggests that increased efforts to curb college students' binge drinking may be backfiring.


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Student Health avoids alleged ailments

THE STAFF and administration of Student Health rarely reply to inevitable student newspaper complaints, accepting them as almost a ritual part of the University experience that reflects understandable problems in coming to grips with a difficult and often emotionally-laden part of adult life: dealing with one's health and healthcare.


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Deaths of hundreds harden hearts

HUNDREDS of people in the United States die from gun wounds every year. An indisputable fact such as this should by itself be enough to create strong emotions against the availability of handguns.


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