• Issue of
  • Sep 6-12, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 36
  • Student Survival Guide



  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Why Johnny Can't Stay In School

    Under the guise of leaving no child behind, Congress quietly passed two Education Bill amendments this summer that would leave more minority and disabled kids without services and deny families legal recourse.
  • In Living Color
  • In Living Color

    Vivid portrayals of life and love on screen at the Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
  • IQ: College daze
  • IQ: College daze

    Many middle-agers look back on college as the most intensely interesting and vibrant four years of their life -- especially if they were lucky enough to attend back in the '60s and mid-70s when the civil rights, anti-war, counter-culture and women's movements were exploding.
  • Outsider

    If a visitor from Mars landed in Acacia Park and said, "Take me to your leader!," who you gonna call?
  • Public Eye

    They seized the White House, won a Republican majority in Congress, and now they've got nothing better to do than whine about Gary Condit? A recap of the Republican Restoration Weekend at The Broadmoor hotel.

Food & Drink

  • Frugal Deals and Late-Night Meals
  • Frugal Deals and Late-Night Meals

    For those on a budget, it doesn't take long before Taco Bell, Top Ramen and mac n cheese cease to be romantic and finding cheap eats becomes a necessary pastime.



  • Cirque du Surreal

    Going to see The Journey of Man,the newest film by Cirque du Soleil now playing at the IMAX theater, is a somewhat surreal experience.
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.


Special Issues

  • Let's Talk About Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Baby

    Nobody wants to spend a lot of time thinking about the clap and AIDS unless they have to. You dont want chlamydia to pop into your head when youre mentally undressing a hottie across the quad, and you dont want to figure HIV tests into your long-term relationships. Too damn bad. Colorado may be home to more remote mountain ranges than major bustling cities, but were not isolated from the rest of the world.
  • Safety First!

    While we don't condone the use of illegal substances, we understand that at some point in your college experience, you will likely be offered an opportunity to experiment. Rather than jumping into a situation blind, educate yourself and know what you're getting into before you make any decision.
  • An Ode to Ramen Noodles
  • An Ode to Ramen Noodles

    OK, so now you're in college. Two things are certain: 1) At some point you will be poor; 2) at some point you will get hungry. The money thing you have to figure out for yourself. As for the food thing, two words: ramen noodles.

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