As the National Conference on Media Reform wore down, the mood among the activists and scholars had begun to run high. For the first time, there was a large gathering of media professionals and government employees to discuss the community's efforts in media reform, with talks by celebrities in the field like Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., comedian Al Franken, journalist Bill Moyers, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and \Democracy Now"" host Amy Goodman. After a weekend of talks showed a growing network of citizens they were not alone in a fight to save our nation's mass communications, Moyers previewed the battle ahead: ""What I know to be real is that we are in for the fight of our lives.""
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The Badgers' volleyball team (3-1 Big Ten, 11-4 overall) is back home this weekend to face one of their long-standing rivals and defending Big Ten Champions, the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-2, 9-7). The Badgers meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-4, 5-9) Friday night and then face the Gophers Sunday afternoon.
After a disappointing loss Saturday against the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels, Wisconsin will have to rebound against a tough North Carolina squad this weekend at Camp Randall.
The No. 25 men's basketball team (4-0 overall) continued to uphold its perfect record with a win over in-state rival UW-Green Bay (1-3 overall) Saturday. Junior guard Freddie Owens added 19 points to the board and senior guard Kirk Penney put up 18 to lead the Badgers to a 69-52 win in Green Bay. Sophomore guard Devin Harris also contributed greatly to the win, picking up 12 points, six rebounds and four steals.
\Cool Gardens,"" Serj Tankian's collection of poetry, announces itself with a bullhorn and keeps yelling long after the introduction finishes. It consists of strange fables and bare-knuckled rants directed at ""globalistic economic totalitarianism."" Focusing on the problems of capitalism and hypocrisy of government, Tankian, the lead singer of System of a Down, writes with scathing metaphors and a screaming voice. He shouts his way through 90 pages with accusations and anger drawn from a the acid of his gut-level observations.
NEW ORLEANS'The theme of the day was patriotism.
College students are a pretty unhealthy group of people. We stay up all night and wake up in time for morning classes (sometimes). Breakfast is often skipped, dinner is often pizza. We eat far too many mood-altering substances and not nearly enough bran. We are a constantly told that we are at a higher risk for everything from binge drinking to meningitis.
Yet another round in the great globalization debate is just around the corner. Monday, the World Trade Organization's director-general, Mike Moore, announced that representatives from the WTO had agreed to continue with the next round of global talks as originally planned, with a meeting scheduled for Nov. 9 to 13 in Doha, Qatar. Doha was originally selected as this year's meeting site in part because it was thought that fewer protesters would crash the party than in Seattle.