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Student Falls Short In City Council Race
Attention Focused On Frats
Faculty May Limit Pass/No Record Grading to First Term Freshmen Year
MIT Kicks Off Most Ambitious Capital Campaign in its History
No Major Surprises in Cambridge Council Elections
Police Log

World and Nation

Russians Troops Allow Mass Exodus of Chechnyan Refugees
Papal Visit to India Stirs Up Christian-Hindu Controversy
Shepard’s Parents Strike Bargain Sparing Son’s Killer’s from Death
News Briefs
News Briefs
Weather: ...and there is always the Weather


In Defense of Fraternities


Taking Aim at the Media Press’s Negative Coverage Unjustified; Strong Response Needed by Administration, Students
Post-Election Analysis Students Who Didn’t Vote Deserve Whatever They Get

Letters to the Editor

Thank You, East Campus


ALBUM REVIEW: Adam Sandler: Stan and Judy’s Kid -- Innuendo Galore
ALBUM REVIEW: Live -- The Distance to Here  
DANCE REVIEW: Paul Taylor Dance Company -- Taylor-Made  
FILM REVIEW: Being John Malkovich -- Wow  
FILM REVIEW: The Bone Collector -- Stinks -- No Bones About It
FILM REVIEW: Felicia’s Journey -- Once More, With Feeling
FOOD REVIEW: The Essential Vegetarian -- Stephanie’s -- Pricey Goat Cheese
MUSIC REVIEW: Muse & Stereophonics -- Quality Rock From East of the Atlantic
MUSIC REVIEW: State of the Airwaves -- Buzz, Barn, and Buckethead
ON THE TOWN: A weekly guide to the arts in Boston October 29-November 5 Compiled by Fred Choi -- Send submissions to or by interdepartmental mail to “On The Town,” The Tech, W20-483.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Semele -- A Pretty Dreary Evening  
STAGE REVIEW: The Last Hurrah -- Not Much To It  
STAGE REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew -- Taming or Shaming?  


Friday’s Events


Women’s Volleyball Ends Season on Win
Football Back to .500 With A Big Win Over Worcester State College
Harrier’s ‘Pack Attack’ Pays Off at NEWMACs
MIT Equestrians Place In First Show of Fall Season
Feldman Wins NEWMAC Title


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Down with Science
Tired Soles
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