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This Open Vision proves blurry

Scalding, "scathing," "hell-bent tiger" are words used to describe the notorious Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes, but perhaps "boring," "rambling," and "pompous" should also be added to that list. Hughes' lecture at the Quick Center last Wednesday entitled "Art: Is This Really As Bad As It Gets?" left one thinking more along the lines of "Robert Hughes: Is This Really Even You?" The man known for his skewerings of the hot-air heroes of the 80's and his one-hand-tied-behind-my-back drubbing of multiculturalism's imbecilities was simply not present.
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Defining modernism

Naked women in the bathtub and groups of girls dancing -- no, not another Girls Gone Wild video, but examples of two major themes that the French painter Edgar Degas pursued throughout his prolific career. Examples of these paintings, as well as other masterful works by Degas, are currently on display at the Yale Art Gallery under a special exhibition entitled Edgar Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge.
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EDITORIAL: Poor priorities

Budget cuts are an unfortunate reality of life both at Fairfield University and everywhere else. So many valuable programs are funded through this university, and when the economy goes sour, deciding where to trim spending is always a difficult decision. According to Athletics Director Eugene Doris, Fairfield University's football team, which has enjoyed a short but sweet seven-year history, including one MAAC championship, may be a casualty of a tighter budget for next year.
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Preserve the wall between church and state

To the Editor: As a faculty member, I am reluctant to write an unsolicited letter to the student newspaper, but feel that the issue I wish to address is one of a timely importance. Our country is currently at the brink of a political crisis that may lead to war in Iraq.
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Apathy? It all boils down to respect

To the Editor: The connection between your article written by Mr. Pignataro and why I have directed my response at Father Kelley and Mr. Doris is as such; at the conclusion of the article the author asks whether or not students will show up at the next home men's basketball game? My response is as follows; Are students the only ones to blame for the apparent apathy on campus? My answer is that students are not solely to blame, but the people that preside in the upper echelon of this campus perpetually show a lack of respect, or even disdain towards students who are obviously the heart of the university itself.
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HE SAID…

When writing about embarrassing moments with your significant other, I needed to consult my housemates seeing as I haven't had anything close to a significant other since high school. What we came up with is a list of what we consider universals that occur in nearly all college "relationships.
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…SHE SAID

Hello, college. Goodbye to the major drag of having parents, siblings, and extended family around. We are thrown into this Utopian situation where privacy is second nature. Or so we think. This newfound freedom that living away inevitably brings is dramatically overestimated.
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American Idol returns… the talentless rejoice

Do you often find yourself pausing during the day to wonder, "What can I, Joe Average American, do to become well-known?" Unless you have the Hollywood wannabe appearance of a Barbie doll, and about as much personality as the same piece of plastic, chances are you won't find yourself vying for a chance to marry a wannabe millionaire on Fox.
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CHICAGO: It’s my kind of town

In this town murder is a form of entertainment The movie "Chicago" exposes the seedy underbelly of jazz and life in the big city through its solid acting and racy musical numbers. It's the film's cynical social criticism that really gives "Chicago" its weight however, as it offers a strong glimpse into how celebrity and fame are all that people are concerned with, often at the sacrifice of what is really true.