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Hoodie Allen delights and disappoints, no interruption

Hoodie Allen delights and disappoints, no interruption

Amy Mihelich, A&E Editor
September 30, 2014 • 189 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Steven Markowitz, known to his fans as Hoodie Allen, made his first appearance at St. Olaf as this year’s fall concert. Although his impressive resume includes a diploma from the University of Pennsylvania and a job at Google, Hoodie earned his spot under the limelight from his solo music career. Most... Read more »

Musicians benefit from physical therapy

Anna Chotlos, Contributing Writer
September 28, 2014 • 379 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 11:30 a.m. a crowd of music students and faculty gath- ered in Urness Recital Hall for a presenta- tion about core strength and injury preven- tion. Physical therapist Dave Wieber and occupational... Read more »

Fifth-year art apprenticeship welcomes five recent grads

Fifth-year art apprenticeship welcomes five recent grads

Audrey Walker, Contributing Writer
September 26, 2014 • 164 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

St. Olaf is a pretty awesome place, right?  Who wouldn’t want to stay around for a fifth year?  If you are Madeline Berger ’14, Isaac Burton ’14, Juan Fernando Yanqui Rivera ’14, Madeleine Senko ’14 and Caroline Wood ’14, then you get to do just that. They are the 2014-2015 art apprentices... Read more »

Top summer songs keep us warm this fall

Jocelyn Sarvady, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014 • 270 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In my unprofessional opinion, this wasn’t the most exciting summer for new music. Unless you are super into soundtracks from films starring Shailene Woodley, hearing about Ariana Grande’s “problems,” or looking as perfect as 5 Seconds of Summer (aka the 2014 version of One Direction). But a few... Read more »

bloom initiative inspires creative growth

bloom initiative inspires creative growth

Anna Chotlos, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2014 • 603 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Where is creativity in our everday lives? This question inspired bloom, a student-led initiative to cultivate creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration. One voice in a broader St. Olaf conversation about teaching creativity, bloom aims to increase awareness of the innovation already present on campus,... Read more »

On-campus bands tune up for promising performance

Alexandra Madsen, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2014 • 234 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Northfield has traditionally been known as a hotspot for producing a wide range of innovative musicians. Some of these musicians hailing from St. Olaf have been playing together for over 3 years in student bands. Campus Bands such as Air is Air, Maria and the Coins, Megatherium Club, Annie and the Screw... Read more »

Northfield gems

Kassandra DiPietro, Staff Writer
September 12, 2014 • 292 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Now that you have moved in at St. Olaf College, keep in mind that you have a second home apart from the Hill: the city of Northfield. While it may seem small, do not let its size fool you. Northfield has many great restaurants, stores and activities to make these four years memorable. From the Defeat... Read more »

Companydance’s original performances dazzle audience

Companydance’s original performances dazzle audience

Amy Lohmann, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014 • 2,084 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From Paris to the ocean, the Companydance Spring Concert whisked its audience through a myriad of moods, mindsets and movements. Held in Kelsey Theater at 7:30 p.m. from May 1 – 3, the concert featured pieces choreographed by dance department faculty Artist in Residence Anthony Roberts, Professor... Read more »

Stand out with sizzling summer fashions

Stand out with sizzling summer fashions

Kate Roy, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2014 • 1,786 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

We Oles have been so patient for the last few months. We’ve braved a terribly cold winter, trudged through knee-high snow to get to class, bundled up in way too many layers and donned our shorts as soon as it hit 30 degrees. It’s been a long winter. But fear not, summer is on its way! We can finally... Read more »

Student directors present Quade One-Act Festival

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
May 11, 2014 • 1,348 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Does the ever-menacing approach of finals have you down and in search of respite? Look no further than Ralph Haugen Theatre. From May 8 to 11, Professor Gary Gisselman’s directing class will showcase a theatrical marathon of 15 One-Act plays at the annual Quade One-Acts Festival. Each student in... Read more »