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July 11, 2020

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Waiting for an Arab proposal

The Israeli conflict seems to have reached a stage of hopelessness. The death count continues to swell on both sides and no cease-fire, treaty or even reasonable dialogue is occurring. Zinni's visit was futile. The overwhelming question becomes: what now?


The Queerness Quiz

Of course, when it happens that an honest-to-God famous person is headlining at one of the symposium events, the QM drops everything to attend.


Ron Jeremy: The ultimate family man

Have you ever watched porn? Sure, we all have. Chances are, then, that you've encountered one of the most unlikely stars to ever hit the porno industry. Ron Jeremy, star of the X-rated screen, has appeared in literally thousands of pornographic movies, spanning from the late 1970s up to the present day.


Cover up with SPF before tanning - The sun's effects cannot be seen immediately, but those rays can do some nasty damage

Despite documented research and various campaigns proclaiming the dangers of overexposure to sunlight and the practice of tanning in general, whether it be artificial or natural, attitudes about tanning are still overwhelmingly casual. With nice weather now upon us, it might be a good time to consider the risks involved with gaining a summer glow.


For Red Dragon stars, Harris isn't the only game in town

Last week it was The Baltimore Sun; this week, the Baltimore Museum of Art. On Monday, Red Dragon, a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, made the Homewood Campus its lair as some of the cast and crew converted the Baltimore Museum of Art into another BMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Red Dragon, based on a novel by Thomas Harris, is due for release in late 2002, but rumors of problems between Edward Norton and director Brett Ratner make it possible that the movie will be released in early 2003. According the United Kingdom's movie magazine Empire, there are "creative differences" on the set. In Red Dragon, Anthony Hopkins resurrects his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Norton plays Will Graham, Ralph Fiennes plays Francis Dolarhyde, Harvey Keitel plays F.B.I. Section Chief Jack Crawford, Emily Watson plays Reba McClane and Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Freddy Lounds.




StuCo seeks power over good

Is there really a difference between Amendment A and Amendment B? We've heard much ado about the benefits of each, but how different are they really? Of course the details are different, but both propose to alter the current system for the "greater good" of the student body.


CHAI hosts rally in front of library

In celebration of Israeli Independence Day, the Coalition for Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) hosted a rally outside of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) at noon yesterday. Given the timing of the holiday to the recent outbreak of violence in the Middle East, the rally also took the opportunity to promote a pro-Israel counter-point to last week's Middle East peace rally. The six graduate student organizers of that rally had denied CHAI their request to speak after the April 10 event.


The Bush Doctrine - We're Left, They're Wrong

Every now and then, the concept of a "Bush Doctrine" has been bantered about, usually by the Sunday morning talking heads who are always attempting to put the week's minor political squabbles into grand themes in which they rarely fit well in retrospect.



Prescription drugs shown to cause stream pollution

Drugs are mass produced in pharmaceutical plants, distributed throughout the drug stores across the nation, brought into people's homes, then ingested and/or flushed down the toilet after the expiration date. The life of the drugs does not end there. The chemicals in the drugs are littered in human wastes and dissolved into sewage lines. Sewage-treatment plants are not sophisticated enough to filter out and neutralize the drugs thoroughly, so the treated wastes is still tainted with chemicals when it is discharged back into the environment.


Democrats clear of Traficant - The "Right" Stuff

I generally try not to mince words when it comes to politics: I am a conservative Republican who sees liberals as shortsighted hypocrites that endanger the American way of life as intended by the Framers of the Constitution. Still, I can't be accused of being closed-minded when it comes to new ideas, policies or people, can I? I submit to you an example of my deference towards Democratic politicians: Simply put, I love Jim Traficant (D-OH). The soon-to-be incarcerated Ohio Democrat effectively kept D.C. on its collective toes for the past 18 years, and his flamboyant manner and three-piece denim suits will not soon be forgotten by anyone who has followed the Congressman.


Barber points out varying views of capitalism

Dr. Benjamin Barber, political theorist and former consultant to President Clinton, spoke in the Glass Pavilion last night as a part of the 2002 Symposium on Foreign Affairs. Dr. Barber spoke about the relationship between capitalism and terrorism in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11.



Big tobacco a cover for junk food - The Cock Block

I'm going to suggest something in this column space that may sound far-fetched at first, but if you bear with me I think I'll have you convinced by the time you're done. The premise, although somewhat fantastic, is also plausible: the much-maligned bad health effects of tobacco are only a front for the real evil - junk food.



New E-Level looks promising

Finally, after a hiatus of almost three years, E-Level has been returned to the Hopkins community.


Repetition helps - Target muscles by lifting less weight

Now that you've got a basic knowledge outside of the gym, let's take a look inside. For the next two weeks, I am going to impart some of my knowledge and opinions about the weight and cardio rooms. I have decided to start off by presenting the weight room since just about anyone can do cardio on their own, save those with two left feet.


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