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The Mooninites strike; Menino loses

We can only hope that the soon-to-be-released "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie will be as entertaining as the fracas which has surrounded its promotional publicity. By now, most Tufts students are familiar with the marketing/terrorism scandal which put Boston's mayoral office and its security forces into a complete tizzy.


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Public holds journalists accountable

In the aftermath of the Primary Source carol, the TCU Senate continues to flirt with student publication regulation. Last Sunday the Senate considered a resolution that would create a panel of administrators, TCU senators, Tufts students and publication heads who would convene to foster a journalistic standard for all campus publications.


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In the big business world of private universities, Tufts is not only holding its own, but it's climbing to the top. And by some measures, it has already arrived.


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Here's to a happy, more tolerant new year

As the last seconds of 2006 ticked away, many were eager to put an end to the year. The ravages of war, suffering and intolerance left deep impressions across the world. While the onset of 2007 affords the opportunity to renew and forge ahead, we should not simply forget the past; instead, we should take the opportunity to take a stand on the issues that divided us on this campus to start the year with a new direction.


The Setonian
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Carol went too far, but censorship goes further

By now, many in the Tufts community have read and expressed justifiable outrage at The Primary Source's "Christmas carol" entitled "O Come All Ye Black Folk." Unquestionably, the carol crosses the line. The Source's characterization of African-American admissions policies is flatly incorrect.


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Hoilday cheer

The season is upon us, boys and girls, to deck the halls, hang the mistletoe, and wage an all-out, blood-spattering hoo-hah of a war on Christmas.



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You don't have time to read this editorial

Listen up, administration (students, go back to the library while it's still open!). There are two key things you can do to drastically improve the end of semester experience for students: end classes on a Friday, and provide later and greater night study space.



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Opportunity in Latin America

This past week in Latin America saw many disparate events that are poised to shape the future of individual nations and Central and South America as a whole. More important to us at home is how the United States reacts to a changing Western Hemisphere.


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A matter of rhetoric

From the people who brought you the "struggle against global extremism" and the "struggle against the enemies of freedom and civilization" comes a new and exciting term: "sectarian violence perpetuated by the enemies of freedom."


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Sex, lies and red tape prevent political openness

Although talk of civil liberties, evil countries, nuclear weapons and capital punishment sounds especially pertinent in 2006, these are some of the same issues that plagued the United States in 1953. In his lecture, "McCarthy Era: Lessons for Bush's America" Robert Meeropol, son of executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, discussed the parallels between the two periods. It takes only a brief glance at Tuftslife.com to infer that although things today may be politically analogous to the situation the Rosenbergs faced, much has changed both culturally and socially in the past 50 years.


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One small step for housing

The TCU Senate and the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) have made it clear that the University's older dormitories will not be left by the wayside in the wake of Sophia Gordon Hall.


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Nowhere to go but up

"Reputation is the lifeblood of the work we do, for better or for worse ... Our reputation is currently moving in a positive direction at Tufts, which presents a great challenge and a great opportunity," explained Tufts Dean of Admission Lee Coffin at last evening's Ex-College event, "Scaling the Ivies."


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Barnum built for a circus, not biology

Tufts owes a great deal to P.T. Barnum, whose stewardship helped kick off the university. The building that bears his name also holds much Tufts history, including a scorched tail, all that remains of the original stuffed Jumbo after the building burned down in 1974. But beloved as Barnum Hall may be, it makes a poor home for Tufts' biology department.


The Setonian
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The search for balance

A parked TUPD squad car in front of Sophia Gordon Hall on a weekend evening provoked the typical reactions from many Tufts students: The idling car elicited many cut back glances, furrowed brows and a scattering of students reminiscent of the effects of a gust of wind on a freshly raked pile of fallen leaves.


The Setonian
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Maintaining a balanced palette

The catchphrase of Election Night 2006 seemed to be "Balance of Power," though Wolf Blitzer and his fellow political pundits were not discussing the tension between the executive and legislative branches.


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Don't toast to no on Question 1

The sale of wine in grocery stores featured prominently on yesterday's ballot. Question 1 asked voters if they supported allowing food stores in the commonwealth to sell the alcoholic beverage.


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EDITORIAL

The Daily's decision to endorse Deval Patrick for governor most likely is no surprise, but comes with some qualification.


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Politicians not only ones campaigning for future

President Bacow expressed his desire for the $1.2 billion Capital Campaign. titled "Beyond Boundaries" to allow Tufts to "more profoundly influence the world." When paired with the great strides the university has made in centering Tufts' focus on creating new leaders for an international world, we couldn't be more pleased with the plans for the money. We're excited about the ambition of the plan and the priorities for the money, and we hope that concerns about left-out needs will be addressed.


The Setonian
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Too many PDs spoil the soup

Several months ago, Junior David Naden threw a party at his off-campus residence. A neighbor called Somerville Police to file a noise complaint (as neighbors are wont to do). Somerville Police officers soon arrived and informed Naden of the complaint.


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