• The Manitou Messenger celebrates over 125 years of student journalism January 23, 2013

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Poet sheds light on nature, winter, darkness

Amy Mihelich, A&E Editor
November 19, 2014 • 116 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 • 227 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 • 115 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 • 197 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 • 260 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 • 267 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 • 283 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 • 308 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 »

Fall into fun activities this November

Fall into fun activities this November

Cathrine Meeder
November 7, 2014 • 216 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

November can be a busy time on the Hill. With Thanksgiving approaching, classes wrapping up and the weather changing, it can be hard to take time to enjoy the season. Luckily, St. Olaf offers a multitude of autumnal activities for students. Go apple picking: a short four miles from the St.... Read more »

Remix of annual MIITA Conference affirms aspiring artist’s career choices

Remix of annual MIITA Conference affirms aspiring artist’s career choices

Alex Madsen, Contributing Writer
November 5, 2014 • 1,150 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Oct. 25, students with various majors gathered in Buntrock Commons for a day of networking and mentoring with St. Olaf alumni and other professionals who have built careers in the arts. Participants were able to learn from these art panelists’ past experiences and... Read more »