Students living in East Hall should know that their residence hall will soon have a new name: Caneris Hall. The Board of Trustees decided to honor Caneris in this matter. Although people who usually get this are either very rich or very dead, we'll make an exception for Caneris.
Drexel administrators have spent significant time, money and resources trying to increase school spirit over the past few years. Some of their ideas have worked; others haven't. Some of the best things to happen to school spirit on Drexel's campus were not because of the efforts of administrators.
Before you even think about anything else, I know that this article will probably sound like it was written by the Iron Skeptic guy, but let me assure you that this is an Eamonn Rockwell original. There's a three-step process that can almost guarantee that what you are reading has been written by me or the unpaid intern who sleeps above my closet.
There are numerous reasons for people to hate St. Valentine's Day, from the expensive chocolates to desperately trying to impress the apple of their eyes, but for freshman Benjamin Tinney, the hatred of Valentine's Day can be summed up in one road trip. "My girlfriend lives in Wellsboro, Pa., which is about a six-hour drive from here,"
Hardly a week goes by without my being totally stultified by some new zoological discovery. A few weeks ago, researchers discovered a breeding ground for giant squid, which means that they're about a million times braver than I am. If I were in a submarine and I saw even a single giant squid, I would turn around and, in a word, flee.
Intelligent design opponents chalk it up to what's commonly called the god of the gaps fallacy. In the past, when humans observed natural phenomena they couldn't explain, they attributed it to a supernatural cause or an unseen force. For instance, we once didn't understand what thunder was or where it came from, so some attributed it to the deities Zeus or Thor and the like.
Drexel NORML president Dan Cardillo is to be commended for raising awareness of marijuana prohibition's collateral damage. If health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tobacco.
It's easy to lose large stretches of time in life. Right now, we are all busy in school or at work, and are partying as hard as we can so we can get our money's worth in this place. This term has followed suit, flying by so fast I haven't even had time to figure out a countdown until the end of the term.
It may seem to some that our nation's economy has finally burst free of the malaise brought on by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the subsequent recession it helped trigger. Indeed, President Bush took to Wall Street recently to proclaim, "When people across the world look at America's economy what they see is low inflation, low unemployment, and the fastest growth of any major industrialized nation. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the United States."
Remember Baghdad Bob? In his original incarnation, he was Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the information minister for Saddam Hussein who insisted that American forces on the verge of taking Baghdad in April 2003 were either nowhere to be seen or about to be hurled back into the desert.