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Pacing the Cage

by Max Robillard, guest writer

 The other day I was on my bike, stopped at a red light on Weber and Pikes Peak, when I saw something I had never seen in my life and may never see again. From the east came a shiny red motorbike. The driver was a large and leather-clad gentleman in all the daddy accessories that are a biker’s must. Nothing out of this world. His passenger was a golden retriever sporting a black leather vest, complete with tassels. It was sitting up with its paws resting on the driver’s shoulders. At first I thought nothing of it. Now I’m not sure if I really did see it. 

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Pacing the Cage

by Artie Niederhoffer, editor

On Friday at lunch hour, Kappa Sigma, now the campus’s only fraternity, set up speakers blasting top-forty hip-hop and a dunk tank outside Worner. Taking care to borrow a friend’s sweater with which to hide my white T-shirt lest I get approached as the tank’s next victim, I wandered over to ask the boys how they felt about their newfound solitude. From the start, their articulate spokesperson, Jeffrey Zager, was eager to set me straight about a few things. First, he took issue with my use of the word “frat” to describe their organization. Brothers and sisters: for the record, a frat sponsors debauchery and hosts ragers; a fraternity sponsors brotherhood and hosts charitable events, like this one turned out to be. That day, Kappa Sigma raised money for an organization that supports people with Down Syndrome in honor of a fifteen-year member of the fraternity who has the illness. Come to think of it, all the dunk booth victims had been men. I took a pamphlet and stood corrected. Continue reading

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Pacing the Cage

 by  Sam Brasch, staff writer

Is there any worth in a hall-mate who aims to scare the shit out of you? Continue reading

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Turmoil at the Town Hall

Losing minds and fingers in the debate over health care reform

by Kate Wihtol, guest writer

You’re a fascist!” shouted a young man in the back of the room. My mouth dropped as I noticed he was holding a large image of our President with the distinctive Hitler mustache. “No, he’s a socialist!” yelled a woman in front of me. Glancing down at their talking points for support, these fuming individuals screamed about “death panels,” abortion funds, and coverage for undocumented immigrants. As Representative David Wu (D-OR) began to respond at his August 11 town hall meeting in Portland, Oregon, the screaming intensified, silencing him. “You’re lying,” another woman cried. “Move to Canada!” Continue reading

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Feminists Say the Darndest Things

Rage meets the rom-com

by Jenny Friedler, editor; illustration by Annie de Mayo, staff artist

Here’s the thing about being a feminist: sometimes, it really kills your buzz. Continue reading

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Abusing Health Care

What you don’t know does hurt you

by John Knight, editor

This is bad: a fever, cough, stuffy nose, and sore throat—you’ve got swine flu. Okay, so you haven’t exactly confirmed it with a doctor yet, but you’re sure of it. It is a pandemic, after all, sweeping through college campuses with no vaccine yet available. Two students have already died. In fact, you’ve heard so much about the virus, it’s just about impossible that it could be anything else. Never mind that the common cold, strep throat, and a sinus infection all have similar symptoms—you’ve got swine flu. Continue reading

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