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Freaked out by the new Facebook

September 7, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Wednesday morning untold numbers of college students logged in to Facebook only to find a new feature tracking their every move on the service, from comments to photos, events and groups.

It may seem Orwellian at first, but consider this: the only people who can see what you’ve done on Facebook, depending on your privacy settings, are your friends and your network.

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From the president

September 7, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The academic school year is off to a busy start, and so are the activities of the Student Government Association. Fall Senate elections are coming up soon. If you are interested in representing your fellow Rams as student senator, check out the VCU SGA Web site at www.

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Opinion in Brief: All the new rage

September 7, 2006 Executive Editor 0

All the new rage

In the latest twist in the Bush administrations’ verbiage in the war on terror – or the war against radical extremists – a new term has emerged: Islamic fascism, sometimes referred to as “Islamofascism.”

The term has been seized upon by some as accurate, by others as unfair.

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In Brief

August 31, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Cooler heads

In all the hubbub over the reference to a creationist think tank that has since been removed from VCU’s biology textbooks, no one seemed to notice the original context of the reference, which emphasized that evolution is a theory “based on data,” not unlike those relating to cells and atoms.