Peace, love and confusion

April 15, 2003 Jon Vuocolo 0

Surviving my fourth and final SGA election, I still don’t know what to make of it all.

I would like to congratulate whoever was “Peace” in the “Peace, Love and Happiness” coalition, inevitably invoking the ire of rabid Bush supporters who will likely place her on the Axis of Evil next to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-Il. […]

Power to the protestors, dissenters

April 15, 2003 Jon Vuocolo 0

As a freelance reporter, I have covered anti-war protests, panel discussions on the war and pro-war, pro-troops events such as a military homecoming at McGuire Air Force Base. At every event where American policy was questioned, the participants or speakers asserted their patriotism and love of this country, arguing that there was nothing un-American about questioning American foreign policy or the actions of the President and administration. […]

‘Satanic Verses’ clash with traditional Muslim views

April 1, 2003 Jon Vuocolo 0

Panelists Mort Winston, professor of philosophy and religion, and Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, a Muslim Sufi poet, agreed that controversy over Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” comes from a difference in Eastern and Western values. However, they disagreed whether Rushdie’s views were justified. […]

Freedom fries don’t taste the same, even with ketchup

February 25, 2003 Jon Vuocolo 0

It’s become cool to hate on the French, hasn’t it?

Humor Web sites have “The French Art of Surrendering” desktop wallpaper for download, sporting a classic shot of Hitler in front of the Eiffel Tower, among others. Certain restaurants are dropping the “French” from their fries, calling them “freedom fries” or other similarly saccharine displays of “patriotism. […]