After bitching for a year and a half about how god-awful our campus newspaper was, I decided to try and change
the situation. Since I knew the opinion editor, getting a job as a columnist was pretty easy. Much of what I
write references other things going on in the paper at the time, so if something doesn't make sense,
that's probably why.
Practice partying like it's 1999 -- or 2000
January 12, 1998: My debut, written on very short notice.
Confessions of a semi-human clone
January 26, 1998: During the sheep debate, my best column.
The crime of corporate censorship
February 9, 1998: The seeds of my ACLU membership.
A great women's basketball team and no "South Park"
February 23, 1998: Couldn't think of a good topic .
A crop worth researching
March 9, 1998: The only column to generate a letter.
KaleidoQuiz: masochistic pursuit of trivia
March 30, 1998: Breaking my vow to not be anecdotal
It's 1 a.m.: Where's your receipt?
April 13, 1998: Vow broken again, for a better cause.
Technology in the future
April 27, 1998: Written to appease the Honors program.
Fearmongers get free ride from ISU
September 11, 1998: First column of junior year.
Books banned by U.S. make a comeback
September 28, 1998: Blatant plug for ACLU stuff.
Fight the 'real' war on drugs
October 9, 1998: Humorous but without a thesis.
Vote, or you can't complain when you have to pee in a cup
October 23, 1998: Another columnist wrote the same column the next week.
Technological change is not the same thing as progress
November 6, 1998: Re-tackling a previous theme, sort of.
Without a doubt, being rich is a sin
November 30, 1998: My first column to press the religion hotbutton.
Christmas isn't deteriorating - it's just getting back to its roots
December 11, 1998: Mostly done for my own self-education.
Is gratuitous sex better than violence? Yeah!
January 22, 1999: A benefit of the Clinton scandal.
Let's argue about something else, OK?
February 5, 1999: What happens when religion is the only topic in the paper.
Recognize the generous and get more from them
February 23, 1999: A loyal Mac owner praising Bill Gates? Oddly enough, yes.
Men are the way they are because it works too well
March 5, 1999: Why guys are jerks and how to put an end to it.
Christianity goes commercial as Pontiff pines poetic
March 26, 1999: Bible action figures, a Pope CD... what next? Holy Pez?
Focus on curing the disease, not treating the symptom
April 23, 1999: A response to the shooting in the High School in Colorado.