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BU gears up for important three-game homestand

After dropping two tough road games over the weekend, the Boston University men’s basketball team (9-10, 5-6 America East) looks to bounce back above .500 with a three-game homestand, beginning Saturday when it hosts cross-town rival Northeastern University. Fortunately for BU, Northeastern (4-16, 3-8) brings with it the league’s third-worst record. The Huskies are giving […]

Keep clones fiction

Cloning is science non-fiction. A careful technique in a clean lab with adequate funding is all that stands between a once fantastic idea and the possibility of a viable human clone. It has been done with mice, sheep, and wild cattle; now, Italian scientists have announced plans to carry the technology through to its ultimate […]

Ampersand

Vince McMahon’s XFL is ready to rip, roar and spit upon all notions of America’s sportsmanship in the upcoming season, starting this Saturday. We here at the ol’ Free Press think nothing is greater than a little gore on the gridiron, but we ask: why stop at football? There are so many other sports that […]

Going back to demolition derby

You have to hand-off the football to Ryan Canner-O’Mealy. In his column “The XFL: Where’s the Football?” (Jan. 31) he nails the XFL for a loss on the play, objectively. No parent ever wants a son (or daughter) to get hurt playing a sport. Consider the term “extreme football;” The term invites physical injury and […]

Advocating apathy

There are many groups and student organizations available at BU, yet despite this, I have found that there is a large segment of the populace left disenfranchised and oppressed. They are not protected by BU policy, and their voices are not heard in any senate or forum. They are slandered publicly and given derogatory nicknames. […]