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West End Improv brings a new style of comedy to campus

Audrey Walker, Contributing Writer
December 20, 2014 • 106 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Improvisational comedy is becoming one of St. Olaf’s hottest commodities, as packed houses at this year’s Scared Scriptless shows can attest. So when posters appeared around campus advertising the debut of West End Improv, students were understandably excited and filled the Hoyme Upper... Read more »

Boeing Boeing Preview

December 12, 2014 • 230 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti is the play of choice this semester for Deep End, the student-run theater production organization on campus. Directed by Memo Rodriguez 16’ and Dylan Stratton 16’, the show centers on Benard, a Parisian seducer, who has three fiancés, all airline hostesses.... Read more »

Senior dance majors move together toward final concert

Amy Mihelich, A&E Editor
December 10, 2014 • 229 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Although finals are approaching for all Oles, many seniors feel the additional pressure of capstone and distinction projects. The end of first semester marks the time of year when seniors begin to showcase the culmination of their scholastic achievements during their time... Read more »

Storyteller shares Japanese tradition, tunes and tales

Storyteller shares Japanese tradition, tunes and tales

Omar Shehata, Staff Writer
December 6, 2014 • 324 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Christiansen Hall of Music is home to many of St. Olaf’s greatest performances. There is no doubt that the constant flow of voices, emotions and harmony could warm even the coldest of hearts. On Nov. 21, however, an audience in Christiansen was pulled back to an ancient... Read more »

Jeremy Messersmith astonishes with talent, humility

Jeremy Messersmith astonishes with talent, humility

Claire Belisle, Contributing Writer
November 28, 2014 • 197 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jeremy Messersmith, an indie pop singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, visited St. Olaf on Sunday, Nov. 16 to lead a songwriting workshop and perform a concert. Loved by many hometown fans, Messersmith’s music has steadily gained popularity over the years, and a few months ago Messersmith and his band... Read more »

Inside Africa highlights traditional stories from childhood

Inside Africa highlights traditional stories from childhood

Kafiyat Akindele, Cotnributing Writer
November 26, 2014 • 412 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This year’s celebration of Africa Week took place from Nov. 10 through Nov. 16, and focused on the theme “Inside Africa.” On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the festivities included African Storytelling. Students gathered in the Lair to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a night filled with folktales. In previous... Read more »

Everything you need to know about Yik Yak

Claire Belisle, Contributing Writer
November 24, 2014 • 593 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 • 473 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 • 476 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 • 564 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 »