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talks about mud Page 3 Find out what Chris Haagen thinks! Page 6 How super is super study? Page 4 0) stentorian vol. XXIX the north Carolina school of science and mathematics 1219 broad street, durham nc 27705 September 2002 Students protest Dole at Duke Out of the Bubble Emily Currin Hopefully everyone's gotten into the swing of things by now. It's about time that I got the word out to all the jun iors that there is a time to work and a time to play. Call a friend, talk to your parents, beg those loving SLIs - what ever it takes to break out of the bubble! Music 10/6: Dashboard Confessionals at The Ritz, Raleigh 10/8: Edwin McCain at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro 10/10: Jump Little Children at Lincoln Theatre 10/11: Nelly & the St. Lunatics at Alltel Pavilion, kaleigh 10/12: Hobex at The Pour House, Raleigh 10/12: Aerosmith at Alltel Pavilion Movies Out This Month Sweet Home Alabama (Reese Witherspoon) Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu) City By the Sea (Robert De Niro) The Tuxedo (Jackie Chan) Arts 10/2: Les Miserables at BTI Center-Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 10/6: FestiFall Street Fair on Franklin St. Dating Enough with seeing your "crush" at 1-Vis and happy half; like I tell all my friends, some times you've just got to bust a move. Get some courage and ask someone out! Corny dating ideas for those who have guts: -Throw your very own tea party for two! Gossip like pals and do the "get to know you thing." -PLAY Twister. -Go people-watching! By Angela Kilby F ew of the several hun dred Duke students streaming out of Duke's auditorium after Elizabeth Dole's speech realized that most of the dozen or so pro testers greeting them with had arrived on a short, white school bus. On August 29, 2002, these Science and Math stu dents arrived outside of Duke’s Page auditorium to protest Elizabeth Dole's speech, part of a campaign to elect her as Jesse Helms' replacement in the U. S. Senate as a representative ■ from North Carolina. Among the dissenters. signs were held that criticized Dole's stands, from "Bikers against Dole" (she rode onto the stage on a motorcycle) to messages decrying her stands on abortion, education, and the military. They also handed out fliers with information on her platform as compared to those-of the other candidates. They were not allowed to Heather Carroll NCSSM students hold signs protesting Elizabeth Dole’s campaign. Responses to 9/11 Bryan Butler A year has passed since the September 11th attacks, but we still hear daily about our war on terrorism, rebuilding the World Trade Center, and, occasionally, the public's reactions to these events. Although not emphasized in the news, there is wide diver sity in thought about the attacks and related issues. Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael. after being asked numerous times for his thoughts on 9/11, responded in a letter on his web site. "We want to see an end to ter rorism - on that we're agreed," he begins. "Our leaders are...posing as knights in shining armor. ...The good we can bring about is to aban don this pose and to stand res olutely on the truth, which is that we can't pretend to bear no responsibility for the spread of terrorism and to have earned none of the hatred that drives it." Quinn explains further: "I'm not in the least condon ing terrorism. I'm just reject ing as useless the fiction that we are immaculate saints while our enemies are Satanic monsters." When asked what to do about the situation, Quinn makes it clear that we should not "...rage out into the world with our hands full of bombs to wreak vengeance on the tools of Satan," if we want to have even a guise of being sensible, truth-minded peo ple. Susan Sontag, often called a high-art intellectual. wrote her reaction to great furor in the September 24, 2001 edition of The New Yorker. She immediately calls the commentary givon to the public "self-righteous drivel" and "outright decep tions." Sontag deeply resents the naming of the attacks as "cowardly"; this does not make sense to her, as the attackers were "willing to die themselves in order to kill others." She wants us to acknowledge that the attacks were "undertaken as a conse quence of specific American alliances and actions," and asks how many are aware of our ongoing bombing of Iraq. The center of Sontag's bitterness is presented in one Continued on Page 3 actually attend the speech as they were not Duke students. Paul Smith, the organizer of the Science and Math brigade to the Dole speech, said of the speech/demonstra- tion/Dole in general, "Nothing could be more indicative of the depth of her campaign than this speech. She's running entirely on fluff and image, ignoring the issues that matter to North Carolina, and leaving any voices of decency out in the rain." The speech itselfconsist- ed of Dole's stances on the current issues she thought were plaguing America. She lauded the military's performance in the "War on Terrorism" and gave her sup port for increased spending for the American troops, with Continued on Back Page Accepting the “Greater Challenge” Jane Chun L ast year at convocation NCSSM students received pens' with the inscription, "Accept the Greater Challenge." This year, many seniors may have been puzzled - or perhaps even disappointed - with the piece of paper, rolled up with a neat ribbon, they received instead. But the words printed on that sheet of paper . were incomparably more signifi cant than a ball point pen. The Ethical Awareness Group of 2001-2002 worked rigorously to develop the "Declaration of Character." This included Continued on Page 2

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