The Strange Case of the Illustrated Man:
Has the St. Lawrence County District Attorney Hounded an Innocent Man into Financial Loss and Disrepute?
On October 16th 2009, at around 8:45 p.m., Paul Matott was walking home from work in Potsdam, as he does every day, when three men dressed in dark clothing attacked him. “One of the men appeared in front of me and attempted to spray me with mace. As I was trying to avoid the spray, someone hit me from behind with a piece of lumber. I turned to face that individual, and I was struck again in the head with the piece of lumber. That’s basically how it started.” His jaw was broken in two places and he fell to the ground.
Death by a Thousand Cuts:
SLU in a Fiscal Crisis
Meltdown, panic, crisis, strife: throughout the past year, the media have bombarded us with these dismal words about our country’s economic situation. At this point, we know how big business has been affected by the economic crisis and some of us have undoubtedly been personally affected by job loss and budgetary adjustments at home; however, we are largely left in the dark in terms of the recession’s effect on private universities. Like many of its competitors, St. Lawrence University has been faced with the difficult task of cutting down on its expenses while attempting to maintain the “student experience” that has given SLU its legacy. However, we must ask: where is the breaking point? How much is too much? Is St. Lawrence headed for a death by a thousand cuts?
Our Unknown Neighbors:
The Keepers of the Eastern Door
Approximately one hour Northeast of our campus lies a part of American history that few students are intimately familiar with: the Akwesasne Reservation. To many, reservations represent a living reminder of Euro-American colonialism, while for others reservations today are the last remaining examples of sovereignty and the cultural traditions of Native Americans. Regardless, the issues facing this specific group of individuals and the culture that they have worked so hard to preserve resonate with us all.