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Rebekah Amaya

True confessions from a 'Dawson's' addict

\"Dawson's Creek" might not be what a television critic would call "quality." Maybe it doesn't have "good ratings" or "intelligent plot lines." So "Dawson's Creek" is "sappy" and "unrealistic." Wait, scratch that, I think I've been watching too many of those Chris Farley news commentaries on the "SNL: Best of Chris Farley" tape my friend recently gave me for my birthday. Back to the real review.

Real American Hero

As a little kid I had an "A-Team" three-wheeler that I wore into the ground, racing around the block, terrorizing kids while singing the "A-Team" theme song. Thursday I finally had the chance to meet the man who once ran through a brick wall on screen.

I pity the fool that watches 'Dawson'

Ladies, here's a piece of advice: If a guy tells you he watches "Dawson's Creek," it doesn't mean he's sweet or sensitive, he's just trying to get laid. This according to a male on my floor who watches the show and wishes to remain nameless. He's right. Can you think of another reason why a guy would watch a show in which Katie Holmes refuses to get naked?

Innosense pleasing bubble-gum pop

The snap of the newest, brightly colored bubble gum is in every drumbeat of So Together by Innosense. This quintet is the female counterpart to the lesser boy bands, and like the boy bands, its music cannot offend anyone because of its harmless content. Some songs were even recorded in Orlando, Fla., the heart of today's popular music. This probably enhances its appeal to 11-year-old girls and secret droves of college students.

Milosevic should have no role

During his 12-year iron grip on the country, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic seemed invincible. But it turns out the emperor has no clothes.

Dylan to return to campus

Robert Zimmerman, raised in Duluth, Minn., took up the guitar and harmonica at an early age. He formed his first band, The Golden Chords, by the time he was a freshman in high school.

Ask the Sexpert

Dear Sexpert, I'm gay and have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for a year and a half. We are looking to spice up our sex life a little and are considering trying a strap-on. We've done some searching on the Internet but there are so many different types to choose from. It's quite overwhelming. What do you suggest? Can you give us a little direction in our search? Packing Up

Napster should not be regulated

Last week, alumnus Mark Cuban offered to pay for the bandwidth to support Napster for students' use. Also, Georgia Tech decided not to ban Napster because their students "are bright enough to find ways around it." Other universities have made the same decision, albeit for different reasons. IU will continue its Napster ban, despite the precedent set around the country to keep Napster available to students. But it is not the place of this administration to regulate content on the Internet. As of now, the courts have not given their final word on the case filed by the music industry against Napster. Under the U.S. legal system, a party is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, Napster is legal until proven illegal.

Brand focuses on arts, humanities

Almost a month after President Myles Brand was originally scheduled to give his State of the University address, he delivered the speech to the University community Tuesday in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Brand, also a philosophy professor, invoked the teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato and Descartes to convey his message of the importance of the arts and humanities.

Republican stronghold in Indiana slipping

Indiana has not contributed a single electoral college vote to the Democratic Party since 1964. For the last 36 years, Republicans have been able to claim victory in the state before the first voter closed the curtain and pulled the lever.

GLBT community celebrates national Coming Out Day

Many students, along with thousands of other participants across the country, will celebrate National Gay Pride Week 2000 with a plethora of educational and awareness events this week.

Scholar: Welfare act not a success yet

When Congress passed the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, politicians on both sides of the ideological divide praised its changes to the decades-old federal system. They said it gave them the chance to help people get off welfare rolls and back to work.

New course to cover disabilities

This spring, the sociology department will offer a new course covering issues related to one of the largest, but least studied minority groups in America -- people with disabilities. The course -- S101: Social Aspects of Disability -- will meet at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays next semester.

BPD Blotter

Fight at Kilroy\'s on Kirkwood leads to arrests of 2 men; Man arrested for resisting police investigating noise complaint

Libertarians meet to explain ideas

At the IU Libertarians meeting Monday night, graduate student Erin Hollinden explained why voters might want to turn from the Democratic and Republican parties and vote Libertarian. She said voting Libertarian means voting with conscience, common sense and with the Constitution.

Commission to sponsor diversity forum

Only 7 percent of students on campus are considered minority students, according to the Commission on Multicultural Understanding. But COMU would like a better understanding of that diverse population.

INPIRG needs student support

The Indiana Public Interest Research Group has existed on the Bloomington campus for four years and has contributed tremendously to IU and the Bloomington community. Every year, volunteers stand up for the public interest, to speak up for students and to improve the campus and community.

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