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

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Semester two brings dorm changes

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
February 25, 2015 • 106 views
Filed under News

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 • 234 views
Filed under News, Showcase

“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 • 302 views
Filed under News

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 • 523 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 • 1,433 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 • 1,147 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 • 1,078 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 • 1,013 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 • 1,197 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 • 1,539 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 »