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

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Holocaust survivors remember

Holocaust survivors remember

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015 • 81 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 • 160 views
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

BORSC ‘Talk Box’ starts conversation

BORSC ‘Talk Box’ starts conversation

Ashley Belisle, Executive Editor
April 29, 2015 • 166 views
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The Board of Regents Student Committee (BORSC) has launched an initiative to facilitate communication between students and the Board of Regents. Called the “Talk Box,” BORSC’s new enterprise invites students to anonymously submit comments or questions – via Oleville or on old-fashioned paper... Read more »

Academic offices transition leadership

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
April 27, 2015 • 206 views
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Two major faculty appointments were announced this spring, bringing changes to the Hill. The offices affected include the Registrar’s office and the Academic Support Center. Steve McKelvey, currently a professor in the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS) department, will be serving... Read more »

North by Northfield

Katie Jeddeloh, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2015 • 229 views
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North by Northfield, the second annual celebration of punk, DIY, alternative and independent music and record labels, took over Northfield the weekend of April 18. It offered the works not only of local musicians, but also of several writers, including some students and faculty of St. Olaf College. The... Read more »

Inclusivity in question

Inclusivity in question

Audrey Walker, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015 • 245 views
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S t. Olaf has an unfortunate history of anonymous vandalism. Two years ago, a display about Palestine had two flags removed from it, and a poster reading “Death in Gaza” was vandalized to read “Death to Gaza.” Between 2011 and 2013, the rainbow flag in front of the St. Olaf Queer Support and... Read more »

Model UN simulates WWI

Conlan Campbell and Cole Hatzky
April 19, 2015 • 293 views
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On Saturday, April 11, St. Olaf’s Model United Nations Club put on a World War I simulation, where attendees represented different factions involved in the conflict, specifically in the time immediately following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The simulation... Read more »

STO Talks preview: innovation and big ideas

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
April 17, 2015 • 392 views
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The St. Olaf community is full of bright, creative people with innovative ideas. On Saturday, April 18, in the Lion’s Pause, some of these individuals will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the college community. The fourth annual STO Talks will feature lectures... Read more »

Baseball team’s season canceled: Story of Stav incident spreads via social media

Baseball team’s season canceled: Story of Stav incident spreads via social media

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015 • 623 views
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On Friday, March 27, St. Olaf students and parents received an email from President David R. Anderson ’74 announcing the cancelation of the baseball season due to violations of hazing policy by the team. The considerable punishment seemed to come as a shock to the campus. In 1999, the St. Olaf men’s... Read more »

Meet next year’s SGA President and VP

Meet next year’s SGA President and VP

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
March 25, 2015 • 779 views
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Barring a shocking number of write-in votes, the race for next year’s SGA President and Vice-President has been decided. John Bruer ’16 and William Seabrook ’16, President and Vice-President respectively, are running uncontested for the top SGA positions. They will be the first single-gender duo... Read more »