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Campus vegans promote health

Jenny Huong Dao and Nick Bowlin
September 30, 2014 • 248 views
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Veganism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, but one that is often misunderstood. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, St. Olaf students gathered for a Wellness Center event called Vegan 101. The goal... Read more »

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for justice: Civil rights leader addresses American race issues

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for justice: Civil rights leader addresses American race issues

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
September 28, 2014 • 196 views
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Reverend Al Sharpton is one of the most well-known civil rights activists working today. Following in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesse Jackson, Sharp- ton has made a career addressing... Read more »

New academic year brings faculty changes

Chaz Mayo, Contributing Writer
September 26, 2014 • 159 views
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The beginning of the school year means a new pack of first-years and the return of the upperclassmen. The same is also true for faculty. According to the Dean’s office, nine faculty members have been promoted this year, in addition to the 41 brand new faculty appearing this semester. Here is a sample... Read more »

Author offers glimpse into postwar Berlin

Author offers glimpse into postwar Berlin

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
September 25, 2014 • 144 views
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J. Elke Ertle, author of the memior Walled In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, spoke to St. Olaf students and staff on Sept. 11 about what it was like to grow up in a post­war Berlin and witness the Berlin Wall being constructed. “By the time I was born, 40 percent of the city... Read more »

Lee House faces possible demolition: Prospect met with mixed feelings from students

Abby Grosse, Managing Editor
September 23, 2014 • 174 views
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French House residents were preparing for their year in Lee House on St. Olaf Avenue when they received word that water damage had rendered the building unlivable. Facilities staff found that a broken toilet had flooded the house before the final inspection of the summer. “We’re not sure how long... Read more »

PAC dinner tackles conflict

Jason Murray, Contributing Writer
September 22, 2014 • 218 views
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The long, simmering conflict between Palestine and Israel erupted into violence this summer, throwing the region into chaos and raising questions about the legitamacy of Israel’s claims on the land. On Sept. 9, over 50 students and faculty met in the... Read more »

Campus welcomes new pastor: Pastor Katie Fick joins ministry

Campus welcomes new pastor: Pastor Katie Fick joins ministry

Becca Carcaterra, News Editor
September 21, 2014 • 198 views
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The St. Olaf community welcomed a new member into its fold this summer. Pastor Katie Fick, recognizable around campus by her vibrant red hair and her kind smile, was recently installed as St. Olaf’s new associate pastor. “From worship to pastoral conversations, learning opportunities to service... Read more »

Great study spaces for every mood

Great study spaces for every mood

Nina Hagen, Opinions Editor
September 9, 2014 • 351 views
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After a week of getting acclimated to campus life, classes will start before you know it. This means that studying will soon take up a significant (though hopefully reasonable) amount of your time. Here is your guide to St. Olaf’s many study spaces, one or more of which will inevitably match your individual... Read more »

SARN vigil calls attention to victims of sexual violence

SARN vigil calls attention to victims of sexual violence

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
May 15, 2014 • 1,693 views
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On Monday May 8, St. Olaf students gathered on the quad at dusk to commemorate individuals who have died as a result of sexual violence.  This event, which was held specifically in honor of LGBTQ victims of sexual assault, was organized by the Sexual Assault Resource Network and the Gender and Sexuality... Read more »

Camino de Santiago Inspires Self-Discovery: Pilgrimage focuses on journey not goal

Andrew Wilder, Photo Editor
May 15, 2014 • 2,327 views
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What is the purpose of pilgrimage? What does going on a pilgrimage tell us about our own lives? And what might the experience of pilgrimage tell us about Jesus and the Gospel of John? These are the questions Marty Stortz, Christenson Chair of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College, addressed in... Read more »