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Olympia Snowe stresses importance of bipartisanship

Olympia Snowe stresses importance of bipartisanship

Kassandra DiPietro, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015 • 1,842 views
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On Wednesday, April 29 the Political Awareness Committee invited former Republican senator Olympia Snowe to speak to the St. Olaf community. She served as one of Maine’s senators from 1995 to 2013. Snowe made history as the fourth woman in American politics to be elected... Read more »

Professor critiques new genre

Samuel Pattinasarane , Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 • 720 views
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Associate Professor of Sociology Ibtesam Al-Atiyat is currently working on a research paper analyzing “native informant” writings. A native informant is a person of a particular race, culture, ethnicity or religion that is perceived as an expert on said group... Read more »

Students honor Baltimore with impromptu protest

Students honor Baltimore with impromptu protest

May 12, 2015 • 686 views
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On Thursday, April 30 a group of St. Olaf students gathered outside of Buntrock Commons in support of the protestors in Baltimore. The chapel time protests gathered a sizeable crowd. A few students stood on benches and, using a bullhorn, denounced the police brutality towards Freddie Gray.... Read more »

BDSM group causes a stir

Christine Barkely , Staff Writer
May 11, 2015 • 1,195 views
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Sometime around Spring Break, sheets of printer paper with the phrase “kink@olaf” printed boldly in the center, began appearing around campus. The flyers were advertising a new, underground club that centers around BDSM culture and lifestyle. Students’ initial amusement... Read more »

SGA town hall

Emma Whitford, News Editor
May 9, 2015 • 646 views
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The St. Olaf Student Government Association (SGA) hosted another town hall style meeting on Tuesday, April 28. This session’s topic was “Student Rights and Responsibilities.” SGA introduced these town hall style discussions... Read more »

Nepalese community remembers earthquake victims

Nepalese community remembers earthquake victims

Andrew Wilder, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015 • 727 views
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Bishwas Sharma ’16 awoke on the morning of Saturday, April 25 to a flood of missed calls, text messages, emails and social media notifications alerting him to the news that a massive earthquake had struck his home country of Nepal. It was hours until he heard anything... Read more »

New Manitou Maple club taps into the sap

Cassidy Neuner, Contributing Writer
May 7, 2015 • 687 views
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Over a period of six weeks this spring, several students dedicated much of their free time to the collection of sap from St. Olaf’s very own maple trees. “I tapped maple trees for a couple years with my dad just growing up,”... Read more »

Criminal injustice

Katie Jeddeloh, Contributing Writer
May 6, 2015 • 668 views
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Traci Burch lectured in Viking Theatre on Monday, April 20, offering a perspective on the detrimental effects of mass incarceration in the United States. Burch is an associate professor of political science at Northwestern University... Read more »

Holocaust survivors remember

Holocaust survivors remember

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015 • 772 views
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On April 23rd, St. Olaf was honored to host Nelly Trocme-Hewett and Francelyn Lurie, two individuals who lived and experienced firsthand the German occupation of France, along with the horrors of the Holocaust. Their stories are told in A Good Place to Hide, a book... Read more »

AlcohOLES: thirsty for change

AlcohOLES: thirsty for change

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
May 4, 2015 • 780 views
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Empty wine bottles are hidden among books in Rolvaag, beer cans hang from trees outside Kildahl and glass evidence of a weekend spent drinking is piled high in dorm recycling bins. What looks a bit like a senior art project is actually a protest by a group of St.... Read more »