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Nature and faith collide at lecture

Nature and faith collide at lecture

Chaz Mayo, Staff Writer
December 18, 2014 • 187 views
Filed under News, Showcase

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 • 224 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 • 327 views
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Comedy group gains momentum

Emma Whitford, Contributing
December 1, 2014 • 299 views
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Scared Scriptless, St. Olaf’s improv comedy group, held its annual “A Very Potter Improv Show” on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 in Haugen Theater. Each show featured one half of the group’s actors divided into two teams, or “houses.” The Slytherin and Ravenclaw houses... Read more »

Coders excel in national competition

Coders excel in national competition

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
November 29, 2014 • 465 views
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On Saturday, Nov. 8, thousands of students across the world took part in Code Day, an intense 24-hour event where teams create apps, develop games or launch ventures overnight. The experience is meant to encourage more people to learn programming and show just how big of... Read more »

Sexual assault gets needed attention: SGA Town Hall meeting raises community response

Sexual assault gets needed attention: SGA Town Hall meeting raises community response

Abby Grosse, Managing Editor
November 21, 2014 • 718 views
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No e-mails carry as much weight as those from Fred C. Behr. So far in the 2014-2015 school year, students have seen an unnerving rise in messages tagged “Crime Alert.” As of Nov. 7, there have already been five reports of sexual assault – as many as there were in the entire 2013-2014... Read more »

Movember: facial hair for a worthy cause

Movember: facial hair for a worthy cause

Cole Hatzky, Contributing Writer
November 21, 2014 • 513 views
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Members of the St. Olaf community may have noticed an increase in the number of campus mustaches over the past few weeks. Movember is here once again, the time of year when the world rejoices in the growing of mustaches and other facial hair escapades. ... Read more »

Panel discusses global epidemic of environmental racism

Panel discusses global epidemic of environmental racism

Scott Johnson, Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014 • 442 views
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Although the topic of environmental racism may be unfamiliar to most St. Olaf students, it is an important topic that warrants discussion. On Nov. 6, a panel was held in the Gold Ballroom to inform students on the topic. The panel was composed of Professor of Political Science Anthony Pahnke, Professor... Read more »

Caf Fast raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
November 17, 2014 • 571 views
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On Thursday, Nov. 6, hundreds of St. Olaf students participated in a community tradition that occurs once per semester: the Caf Fast. The Caf Fast requires that on one designated day, some students pledge not to swipe in to Stav Hall with their Ole Cards for lunch. The money that would have otherwise... Read more »

Agnes a cappella rocks the Pause

Agnes a cappella rocks the Pause

November 16, 2014 • 423 views
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 On Friday, Nov. 7, Agnes took the stage for its annual fall concert in the Pause. Highlights of the performance included a variety of pop songs and a rap solo by Rachel Rongstad ’15, who joined Agnes on stage for just one song. Left: Maria Coyne ’15 belts out a solo as the... Read more »