Wednesday, June 5, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 144

Lorrie Novasad/The Daily Cougar

Unflappable: Theatre major Ivy Castl is Isabella in Androcles and the Lion as part of the Children's Theatre Festival. The play, directed by Carolyn Houston Boone, runs through June 13. For more information on the festival, which runs through Aug. 2, call 713-743-2929.

After reaching a near breaking point, tensions along the India-Pakistan border are beginning to ease, slightly dimming the possibility of a nuclear war. Students and faculty on both sides of the conflict, are hopeful that through sincere dialogue and a commitment to honor agreements the crisis can be defused and a lasting peace reached.

In the nine months since September 11, a new definition of "political correctness" has emerged. Whether you view so-called "pc-ism" as good or bad is up to you, of course. Throughout this summer, I'd like to focus on how political correctness affects our society, taking a look at both the good and the bad. Today, we'll start with the bad.

In the three years since debuting with The Slim Shady LP, Eminem has attempted to kill the notion that white artists can't rap; antagonized countless activist groups; railed against various family members; and reveled in vitriolic and misogynistic lyrics, all the while selling millions of albums to mainstream America.

Junior utility player Jesse Crain and junior catcher Chris Snyder were taken in the second round of Tuesday's amateur baseball draft.


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