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Music on Trial: The Chapel, where Northfield gets weird

Jay Carlson, Music Columnist
October 27, 2014 • 85 views
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The first time I ever heard Caroline Smith, I was with a friend and a cup of jasmine tea on a Thursday night in a Northfield venue unknown to many musicians and fans. The Chapel, a cozy upstairs venue that hosts music and art events at 310 ½ Division Street, is run by... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: October 24, 2014

Ben Pelegano, Columnist
October 24, 2014 • 94 views
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Oles are involved; it’s an understatement, I know. Professors often joke about busy we are, yet still give us hours of homework. Group projects almost never get accomplished because you can’t find a solid hour that all three group members have free. ... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: October 17, 2014

Abby Grosse, Columnist
October 20, 2014 • 133 views
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In some ways, entering senior year is akin to waking up from a blissful nap as your roommate blares “All About that Bass.” It is harsh. It is a real paradigm shift. Suddenly, your “LOL everything I do is just an experiment!” mindset gives way to “I can’t just ignore Piper Center e-mails... Read more »

Music on Trial: Metal music: is it worth it?

Andrew Wilder, Photo Editor
October 17, 2014 • 211 views
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Let’s face it: heavy metal has a bad reputation. Critics of the genre often generalize the music as lacking any real aesthetic or artistic appeal, citing the hellish howling of the death-growl or the frenetic squeal of overdriven guitars. Metal fans are frequently stereotyped as a subculture of machismo... Read more »

Music on Trial: October 3, 2014 “Lykke Li takes on somber tone in newly-released album”

Emily Nyberg, Music Columnist
October 7, 2014 • 270 views
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“Some nights you don’t wanna wake up from, like tonight. It’s like a dream,” said Lykke Li on Sunday during her concert at First Avenue before beginning to sing “Just Like A Dream,” a song from her latest album I Never Learn. The 2014 album reveals a... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: October 3, 2014

Cole Hatzkey, Columnist
October 5, 2014 • 284 views
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Last week, as I was reading a book in the quad, I couldn’t help but notice a rustling coming from behind me. I turned around slowly and found myself face-to-face with a curious squirrel. As we made eye contact, I realized this was no ordinary squirrel. Unlike others I have encountered in the past,... Read more »

Backstage Conversations with Hoodie: Music on Trial: September 26, 2014

Jay Carlson, Music Columnist
October 2, 2014 • 327 views
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These conversations took place backstage during the Hoodie Allen concert on Saturday, Sept. 20: Band member to student: Is there anything going on in Northfield? Student: Uh, there’s a chill British pub downtown. If you’re looking for a club, then no. Band member: Actually,... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: September 26, 2014

Dempsey Olson, Columnist
September 28, 2014 • 284 views
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RMS, top floor, 10:30 on a rainy day: Welcome to Turing’s chic attic. The whole space is done up in a palette of green and brown and off-white, a reflection of the mostly-erased chalk- boards... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: September 19, 2014

Sage Fulco, Columnist
September 26, 2014 • 338 views
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“Minnesotans are nice.” If we exclude the universally accepted cultural stereotypes about Minnesotans – don’t you know, we all eat tapioca pudding and hot dish; we’d never miss a Vikings game; and we all just love that Prince, you know – our “niceness” is our defining characteristic. We... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: September 19, 2014

Sage Fulco, Columnist
September 25, 2014 • 330 views
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“Minnesotans are nice.” If we exclude the universally accepted cultural stereotypes about Minnesotans – don’t you know, we all eat tapioca pudding and hot dish; we’d never miss a Vikings game; and we all just love that Prince, you know – our “niceness” is our defining characteristic. We... Read more »