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‘Speaking of Sex’ raises difficult questions: SGA uses theater to revisit sexual assault conversation

‘Speaking of Sex’ raises difficult questions: SGA uses theater to revisit sexual assault conversation

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
March 1, 2015 • 52 views
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Last Thursday evening found the Pause packed full with students - some there for class requirements, others seeking the double Wellness Center swipe, and everyone curious as to what they were about to witness at SGA’s discussion of sexual assault on campus, “Speaking... Read more »

Digital pedagogy brings technology to the classroom

Devon Brichetto, Contributing Writer
February 28, 2015 • 238 views
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As technology continues to improve and spread, it is only natural for it to arrive in the classroom. As computers, tablets and smartphones become more readily available, it is becoming easier and easier for students to use the Internet and to communicate with the world,... Read more »

NYT graphics editor discusses relevance of math

NYT graphics editor discusses relevance of math

Kafayat Akindele, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2015 • 166 views
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On Monday, Feb. 16, the St. Olaf Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences hosted St. Olaf alumna Amanda Cox ’01 to speak about how she incorporates mathematics and statistics to create graphics and visuals as a New York Times graphics editor. This... Read more »

Semester two brings dorm changes

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
February 25, 2015 • 212 views
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Whether you have been abroad for fall semester or Interim or both, or have been on campus all year, there have been some recent changes on the Hill that have generated some discussion. Perhaps the biggest change is the newly-implemented... Read more »

The Table at St. Olaf: good food, tough questions

The Table at St. Olaf: good food, tough questions

Emma Whitford, Contributing Writer
February 24, 2015 • 328 views
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“Would you rather have a blowhole or a monkey tail?” asks one of the question cards scattered across the room at Felland House. The silly question is a far cry from the card that sits beside it, which reads, “What are some of the hardships that people of color face... Read more »

Oleville updates include online pizza orders

Oleville updates include online pizza orders

Omar Shehata, Staff Writer
February 21, 2015 • 362 views
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Oleville.com is the official website for the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA has recently launched a Web application that allows students to order pizzas, complete with customizable toppings, all in a very easy and intuitive way. The impressive app even... Read more »

Conspiracy theorist raises free speech debate: Canceled at the Cow, Jim Fetzer divides Northfield community

Conspiracy theorist raises free speech debate: Canceled at the Cow, Jim Fetzer divides Northfield community

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
February 20, 2015 • 579 views
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Northfield is generally a quiet community – a place where the year’s biggest event involves grown men running around dressed as cowboys. But the past several weeks have seen the town divided over the issue of free speech, accusations of anti-Semitism and political conspiracy... Read more »

Nature and faith collide at lecture

Nature and faith collide at lecture

Chaz Mayo, Staff Writer
December 18, 2014 • 1,479 views
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On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Valhalla ballroom hosted the Green Faith Conference, an event sponsored jointly by the Interfaith and Environmental Coalitions. The purpose of the event was to promote discussion of how one’s personal religious beliefs inform and affect environmental attitudes. The featured... Read more »

An app with all the answers

Amy Mihelich, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 12, 2014 • 1,188 views
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Wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy way to find out the dinner menu in Stav Hall, if Skoglund was still open and where Flaten House is located? Well, now, there’s an app for that. On Sunday, Nov. 28, an ambitious and self-motivated Ole released a new iPhone application for St. Olaf students... Read more »

Proposed institute incites debate

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
December 7, 2014 • 1,108 views
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For the first time in history, there will be an institute at St. Olaf. Formally announced at the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting on Dec. 2, The Institute for Freedom and Community will provide a major boost for the study of public affairs. Made possible by substantial donor funding,... Read more »