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Allyson Mcbride

\'Giving birth to a stone\' just Peach-y

Somehow this reviewer thinks that giving birth to a stone would be horribly painful, but listening to Peach's rerelease of Giving Birth to a Stone is surely not.


Nonpoint not bad

South Florida metal band Nonpoint made a pretty decent debut with its freshman release Statement. Unlike many of its metal compatriots, Nonpoint can actually harmonize and, for the most part, exceed the clichés of incoherent lyrics, over-bearing guitar riffs and the angsty B.S. that so many other metal bands are rife with. Sounding like a hybrid of 311 and the Deftones, Nonpoint exudes a smooth yet ruffled sound.


Even dorks have to get their fix

For many a single and soon-to-be-single young and slightly dorky man, last Thursday was a historic date. No, some third-world regime wasn't overthrown, and no major/beneficial legislation reached our Supreme Court. Thursday saw the launch of the highly anticipated Playstation 2 game system, and luckily enough for me, my roommate happened to procure one.


\'Beau travail\' has a certain \'Je ne sais quoi\'

In the strobe-lit, mirror-endowed empty corner of a discotheque, the pieces of a man's existence crash to the ground one by one in the calculated chaos of his dance moves that accompany Corona's techno-pop work "Rhythm of the Night." All the stagnant conformity of the French Foreign Legion life he has led has been peeled away to reveal the inner insanity of his loneliness.


Clowns

"Shhh, it's a dead body in my trunk. Wanna see it? F**k around and you\'ll be it." That's right, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are back -- back and lamer than ever. The shock-rock rap duo Insane Clown Posse just released its latest album, Bizzar, which fails artistically on a number of levels. Poor spelling is the least of ICP's woes. Then again, that's something of a given -- it would be hard to say Insane Clown Posse has a lot going for it in terms of band concept. Granted, rock isn't known for a rich intellectual tradition. Still, the psycho ninja clown schtick -- it really can't get any more inane.



\'Beau travail\' has a certain \'Je ne sais quoi\'

In the strobe-lit, mirror-endowed empty corner of a discotheque, the pieces of a man\'s existence crash to the ground one by one in the calculated chaos of his dance moves that accompany Corona\'s techno-pop work \"Rhythm of the Night.\" All the stagnant conformity of the French Foreign Legion life he has led has been peeled away to reveal the inner insanity of his loneliness.


Campus Foundations

There is a point to architecture. It is sturdy and strong. Amid the changing world, architecture remains. At IU we have lost Herman B Wells and most recently Bobby Knight. But one thing has not changed: our buildings. They're the same as they ever were.


Ja Rule\'s new album more radio-friendly, lacks imagination

Anyone who listened to Ja Rule's 1999 debut Venni Vetti Vecci and the compilation Irv Gotti presents … The Murderers knows how annoying the Murder Inc. crew can get. Both of those albums are so single-mindedly obsessed with murder and death that you get tired of them before you want to play them again. But who can blame the Murder Inc.? Half of the East Coast rappers, including Cam'ron and The LOX, mistake trash talking with street cred.


Innovative classes to teach Spanish

With close to 5,000 students enrolled in Spanish language classes at IU, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has designed classes taught primarily in Spanish for the spring semester.


Campus groups debate election issues

Going into their second debate Wednesday night, participants in the Golden Key National Honor Society debates had hoped for two things: to attract a politically diverse audience and to involve curious but undecided student voters.


Election choices stressed at meeting

About 10 students gathered in McNutt Center's formal lounge Wednesday evening to discuss voting implications and election dynamics with political science professor Robert Huckfeldt. The event is the first of a two-part series entitled "Let's Talk Politics," and was organized by McNutt resident assistants and juniors Heather Danielewicz and Melanie Smith, The meetings are designed to provide students with information necessary to make informed choices in the upcoming election, and allowed a forum for informal debate.



Diversity panel discusses candidates

Six panelists discussing diversity in politics Wednesday night gave their support to Vice President Al Gore. The other two gave their support to Green party candidate Ralph Nader. They all expressed their discomfort with Gov. George W. Bush.


IUSA proposes more clocks

Late for class? Not wearing a watch? The IU Student Association wants to alleviate this situation and has issued a formal proposal to get a series of external post clocks to be placed around campus.


Chicago blues guitarist to play free concert Saturday at IMUG

For those who crave the blues style of Chicago, but can't afford the weekend trip, the Union Board Live From Bloomington committee has brought Chicago blues guitarist Keith Scott to campus for a free concert. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Indiana Memorial Union Gallery.


No spotlight necessary

The first drop of legendary sweat rolled off his nose about halfway through the set. Bob Dylan was here to get down to business, doing what he has done best for over thirty years: entertaining and enchanting.


IU lacks focus on arts, humanities

There once was a time within living memory when IU could honestly state that the arts and humanities were essential to its character. But, evidently, not so anymore.


Salaries in story are not the average

This morning I was stunned to see what is obviously considered ... as an average faculty salary. The rates he quotes are double the salary the professors I work with are making.



Zell prejudiced toward Africa

This is in reaction to Brian Zell's dissent column Oct. 25 entitled "Why I support ELF (and you should too)" where he made an ignorant, prejudiced and insulting comment to the continent of Africa, its inhabitants and those whose ancestry traces back to that continent.


Harry Potter and the Promiscuous Reader

At first the Promiscuous Reader found the Harry Potter phenomenon pretty refreshing. It was good to know that millions of kids were discovering the pleasures of that solitary vice that had given him so much pleasure for over four decades -- namely, reading.


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