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A Touch Too Much? Students React to New Full-Body Scanners in Use by Transport Security Administration

A Touch Too Much? Students React to New Full-Body Scanners in Use by Transport Security Administration

December 22, 2010

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has started to use full-body scanners at 68 different airports around the country, making many citizens protest against it. The scanners, which come in two types, millimeter and backscatter, take an image of the person and decide whether they have dangerous materials. The images are quite revealing and graphic. “I’m okay with t...

New ‘Global Themes’ Course to Replace ‘Western Humanities’

New ‘Global Themes’ Course to Replace ‘Western Humanities’

November 12, 2010

Starting next year, incoming freshman will have an entirely new history experience. The new curriculum will differ not only in the material that freshman will learn, but also how they will be taught and tested. This change occurred on Oct. 12 when the Board of Education approved a new class, Global Themes, ...

Board of Finance Meeting on March 24 Discusses Budget Cuts

March 25, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor The March 24 Board of Finance meeting began at 6 p.m., a continuation of the preceding night's meeting. A nearly nine-hour long meeting, with discussion of the education budget lasting from approximately 8:10-2:47 p.m., the main topic of contention was the dis...

The New Canon of Christmas Carols

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December 15, 2009

Petey Menz '11 News Editor Though the history of Christmas hymns dates back to Rome, it was not until the thirteenth century that Christmas carols, partially driven by St. Francis of Assisi, became popular. St. Francis would not have been familiar with the concept of a Christmas tree, as it did no...

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