Social network sites detrimental to authentic human interaction
Spreading around campus faster than the latest Windows virus is the phenomenon known as Thefacebook. Even if you haven?t seen it ? or joined it ? you?d be hard pressed to find any undergraduate without friends who use the site.
Thefacebook is the latest meme in a series of social networking websites; you may also be familiar with the more famous Orkut, Friendster, or OkCupid. Other college-themed...Forum | October 4, 2004
Ex astria scientia: Humankind must move beyond the cradle
Last Wednesday, mankind took another giant leap toward civilian space travel. SpaceShipOne flew to an altitude of nearly 64 miles, by official estimates. This is well above the altitude of about 62 miles needed to qualify for the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million prize intended to advance private space travel the way that similar prizes advanced commercial aviation back in the days of Charles Lindberg...Forum | October 4, 2004
Letter to the Editor
Over the past few weeks there has been a very large reaction within our campus community to the upcoming Michael Moore lecture. The sheer amount of space that was taken up in last week?s edition of The Tartan, along with the many e-mails that have recently landed in my inbox, are proof of this. Believe it or not, I think this is perfect. The decision of the Activities Board to bring Michael Moore ...Forum | October 4, 2004
Stewart made right choice
Martha Stewart, convicted of lying to federal investigators earlier this year about insider trading, has decided to throw everyone for a loop.
On September 15, she announced she would be cutting short her appeals process and serving out a mandated five-month jail sentence, followed by five months of house arrest. According to a New York Times article by Constance L. Hays, Stewart stated that she...Forum | September 20, 2004
Time to reform SDC: SDC Buggy needs to be separated
You?ve seen its name on everything from pool tables to movies, from vehicles to posters. It?s everywhere; its visibility extends all the way from the Oakland apartments to the Hill residences.
No, not Microsoft, even if its chief software architect did just give the University a pretty sum of cool cash. This is another ubiquitous group with its hand in just about everything: Student Dormitory Cou...Forum | September 20, 2004