Thursday, January 18, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 77

Kusum Desai/The Daily Cougar

Hurry, RUSH: Junior biology major Blanca Rodriguez (right) visits Alpha Psi Lambda members junior psychology major Hazel Arguello and sophomore communication major Ivan Valverde at the fraternityis table in the PGH Breezeway.


Former O. J. Simpson attorney and law professor Barry Scheck said the recent release of death row inmate Christopher Ochoa is an example of the abysmal failure of the nation's judicial system. 
Luckily for you, dear reader, I'm back for another semester here to take your mind off of your problems by whining about my own.
Gus Van Sant, director of Good Will Hunting, has directed another gem for moviegoers. Keeping the theme of unlikely friendships, Van Sant presents us with Finding Forrester, a story about a fictional J.D. Salinger-like author becoming the mentor and friend to a 16-year-old African-American basketball player from the Bronx.

With prized recruit Alton Ford suspended indefinitely for missing practice, the shorthanded Cougars turned to diminutive Dominic Smith for offensive help against Louisville on Wednesday night..


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