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Fries to be protested at McDonald’s

Alex Madsen, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014 • 383 views
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On Oct. 28, St. Olaf students plan to conduct a peaceful protest at the local McDonalds. They object to the restaurant’s practice of buying potatoes grown with harmful pesticides. This protest is part of a larger movement called... Read more »

PAC dinner tackles net neutrality worries

PAC dinner tackles net neutrality worries

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
October 27, 2014 • 888 views
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Net neutrality is a complicated political issue, but one that deeply affects most Americans. Any change in net neutrality would disproportionally affect college students, since the Internet is such a vital part of campus life. On Oct. 21, students gathered in the Black... Read more »

Task force aims to improve sustainability

Jason Murray, Contributing Writer
October 25, 2014 • 621 views
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On Oct. 16, Dave Van Wylen, professor of biology and faculty coordinator of the St. Olaf Sustainability Task Force, met with students and faculty members in Regents Hall. The meeting’s purpose was to discuss the direction and strategies of the task force.  ... Read more »

Depression ‘confessions’ spur concern: Disturbing Facebook trend raises red flags

Depression ‘confessions’ spur concern: Disturbing Facebook trend raises red flags

Ashley Belisle , Executive Editor
October 24, 2014 • 320 views
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St. Olaf Confessions has struck again. And with Suicide Prevention Week coming up – Oct. 25 through 31 – campus groups are working to raise awareness about depression and mental health, as well as resources for those who may benefit from them. For those unfamiliar with Confessions, here is a brief... Read more »

Foreign policy expert shares with Carleton

Amy Mihelich, A&E Editor
October 22, 2014 • 231 views
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Traversing down the Hill and across the Cannon River can be a daunting journey, but on Monday, Sept. 29, a controversial speaker enticed several St. Olaf students to wander over to the Carleton campus. Carleton and St. Olaf students and faculty gathered in Carleton’s Weitz Center for... Read more »

Campus initiative combats sexual assault

Campus initiative combats sexual assault

Rebecca Carcaterra, News Editor
October 20, 2014 • 227 views
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A new student movement swept campus this fall, bringing with it a flurry of changed Facebook profile pictures and a new campus-wide attitude of responsibility. The “It’s On Us” campaign was introduced this year by the Student Government Association (SGA), in partnership... Read more »

Homecoming week unites Oles past and present

Homecoming week unites Oles past and present

October 18, 2014 • 202 views
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The St. Olaf football team faced off against St. Thomas at the 2014 homecoming game. The team fought valiantly but was ultimately defeated by the Tommies 69-7, eking out a single touchdown at the end of the game. The game was... Read more »

Ben Pelegano ’15 crowned King of the Hill

Ben Pelegano ’15 crowned King of the Hill

Audrey Walker, Contributing Writer
October 17, 2014 • 267 views
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  “So I was reading the Bible, but it’s incomplete. I’m on the book of Numbers, but yours isn’t there,” said Ryan Slaughter ’17. The crowd in the Pause simultaneously groaned and applauded the pick-up line as the annual... Read more »

NCCLA conference celebrates Latin America

October 7, 2014 • 441 views
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St. Olaf hosted the North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) on Sept. 26 and 27, celebrating 40 years of Latin American study at St Olaf. John Tutino, a professor at Georgetown University, gave the keynote address, entitled “The Americas in the World, 1500-2000: Toward a New Understanding,”... Read more »

Professor’s book explores indie band Cloud Cult

Rebecca Carcaterra, News Editor
October 6, 2014 • 927 views
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