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Adding dose of modernity to First Amendment

It was just a joke, the writers of The First Amendment said, all just a joke.Nine kids at Miami's Killian High thought it would be fun to get together and compile a pamphlet of their finest art, poetry and prose, and name it "The First Amendment." Their final product was certainly some piece of work ? a vulgar collection of racist commentary, innuendo and crude depictions of sex.One featured essay was entitled, "One Student's Complaint." Like all the other contributors to "The First Amendment," this one student remained ever so bravely anonymous while wondering "what would happen if I shot Dawson in the head?" Dawson, Principal Timothy Dawson, just so happens to be in charge at Killian High.Those fluent in psychobabble have chalked the booklet up to adolescent angst, that term now used to justify what once was known in many cases as juvenile irresponsibility.

OPINION | 03/04/1998

FBI probes causes of computer crash

Investigations are still underway to explain the computer crash that affected thousands of civilian and military computers all over the nation, including those at the University.During a 36-hour period that began early Monday evening, several schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota, and the University of California at Berkeley, were affected, according to the Associated Press. Nationwide investigationsSeveral unclassified Navy computers were also affected, according to Commander O'Leary from the U.S.

NEWS | 03/04/1998

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Women's hoops beats Penn for 10th Ivy win

The Palestra was certainly rocking last night ? way before fans had even begun to arrive for the men's basketball game.In the first of two nailbiting Princeton wins, the women's basketball team topped Penn, 73-67, in its season finale.The win gave Princeton (16-10 overall, 10-4 Ivy League) its best record since 1991 and a dramatic turnaround from last year's finish of 7-19, 6-8 in the Ivy League."It was a game of desire," Thirolf said, "and we wanted it most.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

Top seed Beaver, Give'on reach semifinals in ISA squash tourney

While some looked to add to an already successful season, others looked for a measure of vindication as the men's and women's squash teams competed this weekend at the United States Intercollegiate Squash and Racquets Association individual championships held at Amherst, Mass.Two weeks removed from a national title, the women's contingent, headed by freshman Julia Beaver, the top seed in the 64-player draw, came away with mixed results in the season-ending tournament.Beaver, who was undefeated on the season and the favorite to win the individual title, dropped a close semifinal match to eventual tournament champion Ivy Pachoda of Harvard, 3-2.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

Men's Vollyball crushes Crimson 3-0; Birdwell leads team to win

"To sum up Harvard ? it was just another successful drive-by. The Crimson bled profusely," said men's volleyball's sharpshooter, senior opposite Scott Birdwell.The scene at Dillon Gym Saturday was brutal, as Princeton (8-5) spared no one, not even Harvard opposite David Olson, a high school teammate of Birdwell and senior outside Jeff Cooper.Princeton cruised to a 3-0 victory, downing the Crimson by three identical scores of 15-6."We rocked them ? Ivy League style," sophomore outside Pablo Clarke said.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

Bypass project remains contested as residents voice traffic concerns

The saga of the Millstone Bypass continues.Supporters of the bypass have been trying to rush the project toward approval in recent months, trying to work through the web of laws and regulations.The Millstone Bypass, which would close the tree-lined section of Washington Road entering campus, has been planned for 20 years, said John Dourdarian, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.The bypass would also replace three traffic lights along Route 1.

NEWS | 03/03/1998

Website images confuse students; CIT admits to posting odd photos

Aliens landed on campus.Or so students might have thought Monday night.The University home page usually displays picturesque images of campus, but late Monday those photos were replaced with images that Manager of Web Instructional and Media Services Serge Goldstein described as "puzzling and strange."The new photos included a man shouting in a vacant room, a large, unidentifiable face and a blurry, spherical object that closely resembled a flying saucer.Now you see 'em . . ."We were just using a new set of rotating pictures for the home page," Goldstein explained.

NEWS | 03/03/1998

Kodak moment

At 9 p.m. Monday the 'Prince' was inundated with calls from students ? both experienced and inexperienced with networked University computers ? who were concerned with the pictures appearing on the University's home page.

OPINION | 03/03/1998