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Everything you need to know about Yik Yak

Claire Belisle, Contributing Writer
November 24, 2014 • 44 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Between checking email, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, students at St. Olaf and around the country have added another social media app to their web of connectivity. Most frequently described simply as an “anonymous Twitter,” Yik Yak displays unsigned posts from other users in a close... Read more »

‘Love of Three Oranges’ keeps things fresh

‘Love of Three Oranges’ keeps things fresh

Chaz Mayo, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014 • 136 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Last weekend, the St. Olaf Theatre Department premiered its newest show, The Love of Three Oranges, written by Carlo Gozzi and directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Jeanne Willcoxon. The show was done in the style of Commedia dell’Arte, a classic form of comedic troupe acting that reached... Read more »

Poet sheds light on nature, winter, darkness

Amy Mihelich, A&E Editor
November 19, 2014 • 156 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

St. Olaf’s environmental studies program is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach, and on Thursday, Nov. 6., the Department of Environmental Studies hosted an event to highlight its dedication to the humanities. Students, faculty and fans from the community gathered... Read more »

Clybourne Park reevaluates racism, relationship

Clybourne Park reevaluates racism, relationship

Cole Hatzky, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2014 • 267 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, Deep End Productions presented Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park in the Mellby Lounge. Directed by Victoria Green ’15 and David Gottfried ’15, the performance was not only entertaining, but also did an outstanding job of incorporating many themes that members in the... Read more »

Legacy Dance group breaks away from traditional genres

Julia Pilkington, Contributing Writer
November 17, 2014 • 152 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Saturday, Nov. 8, a new student-led alternative dance crew revealed the product of its months of work in a short but effusive showcase in the Lion’s Pause.  The group is appropriately named Legacy Dance. Legacy Dance was... Read more »

SPCO upholds prestigious reputation

SPCO upholds prestigious reputation

Conlan Campbell, Contributing Writer
November 16, 2014 • 242 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, met with great acclaim in Minnesota and beyond for virtuosic performance in a variety of styles, recently stopped by Boe Chapel to share an eclectic array of chamber music. Patrons filing into the hall were offered a bit of a sampler for... Read more »

French faculty shed light on Paris through writer’s eyes

Ola Faleti, Copy Editor
November 14, 2014 • 300 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 marked National French Week. Following French-themed dinner choices in the Caf on Wednesday, the festivities continued with a faculty panel titled “Paris: Secrets of the City” on Thursday, Nov. 6. Students and faculty alike crammed into Buntrock... Read more »

“Beliefs of St. Olaf” aims to showcase spiritual diversity

Amy Mihelich, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 11, 2014 • 297 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Everyone has a story. That was the motivation behind Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” venture. The project, which began in the summer of 2010 and still continues today, captures photographs of average New Yorkers and pairs them with a personal statement. Last year, Kaelie Lund ’16 began... Read more »

Diwali celebration dazzles packed Pause

Diwali celebration dazzles packed Pause

Bjorn Thompson, Contributing Writer
November 9, 2014 • 319 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The night was a blur of wonderful food, hilarious skits and beautiful clothing. There were even personal anecdotes about fireworks, saris and babies. On Saturday, Nov. 1, students gathered in the Lion’s Pause for the annual Diwali celebration. Talk about dinner and a show! Diwali, or the “festival... Read more »

T-Swift’s new album makes us party like it’s ‘1989’

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 8, 2014 • 343 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There are a number of special moments in every person’s life. Graduation, marriage or having a child are most certainly examples of monumental occasions that are life-changing. There’s one more thing to add to this list, of course – one event that contains more emotions, more tears and more laughter... Read more »