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OPINIONS
Friday, October 8, 2004
photo Warning: Dating your neighbor can lead to problems

So there's a hottie in your dorm who you want to take out to see the romantic comedy "Napoleon Dynamite?" Slap yourself, and step away from that idea. Intra-dorm dating is the worst thing to happen since I was allowed to write a weekly column.

Sure, intra-dorm dating might seem like a great idea, but let us delve into this topic matter a little more closely and net out all the hidden evils.

Say you live on the third floor and your spicy Cheeto lives down on the first floor. One might think, "Hey, I can be lazy. I only have to go down a couple flights of stairs instead of dragging my butt across the street or city to see my lovely jelly belly!" [Read article]

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Precautions for women lead to fear

Women may always exist in a society where preconceived notions instill fear in their minds. I'm sure at some point every female student has been criticized for acting foolishly in a way that supposedly puts themselves in danger because of their gender.

Countless times my friends and family chastise me for running at night by saying: "Are you crazy? What if you get raped or mugged?"

Being on campus, I never felt like it was dangerous to walk alone as a female. Yet freshman year, as if it were the unofficial female safety rule, people kept reminding me to "just find a blue emergency telephone if you feel endangered." [Read article]

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Cheney set record straight in debate

Vice President Dick Cheney set the record straight on Tuesday during the vice presidential debate in which he contrasted the strong and steady leadership of President George W. Bush with the inconsistencies of the Kerry/Edwards campaign.

The vice president laid out the numerous ways Kerry has taken different stances on the major issues facing this country, easily bending with the political pressures, such as voting for war in Iraq to later declaring it was the "wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time" and voting for the $87 billion for supplies for troops in combat, before he voted against it. [Read article]

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