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

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Sex on the Hill: September 26, 2014

Elizabeth Nedland, Columnist
September 30, 2014 • 48 views
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Red Bull gives you wings, but getting your “red wings” is a little more complicated. “Getting one’s red wings” is a term for penetrative, sometimes specifically oral sex, with a woman during her period. Urban Dictionary almost exclusively cites it as oral sex, but in praxis, I’ve heard the... Read more »

St. Olaf Sentiments: September 26, 2014

Dempsey Olson, Columnist
September 28, 2014 • 62 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 • 105 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 • 96 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 »

Sex on the Hill: September 19, 2014

Elizabeth Nedland, Columnist
September 23, 2014 • 163 views
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Do you like to Do it Yourself? I don’t mean the arts and crafts version that you can spend hours researching on Pinterest. I mean: pump the python, clean the bean, fiction friction, holding your sausage hostage, polishing the pearl. There are hundreds of euphemisms for it. Masturbation has as many... Read more »

Music on Trial: September 19, 2014

Jay Carlson, Music Columnist
September 21, 2014 • 138 views
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You’ve probably heard by now that Hoodie Allen is the fall concert here at St. Olaf. The choice to host the rapper has been subject to a lot of criticism among students. However, there may be a few things about Hoodie, other than his music, that you haven’t heard. For instance, Hoodie Allen worked... Read more »

Music on Trial: May 9

Horacio Lopez, Music Columnist
May 15, 2014 • 1,517 views
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One of the main reasons I was interested in coming to St. Olaf was my desire to play music. My high school didn’t have much of a music scene that catered to my taste, so I had high hopes that St.Olaf would. I had just picked up the electric guitar and I was anxious to play house shows and be in a punk... Read more »

Accessible Science: May 9

Nora Flynn, Accessible Science Columnist
May 13, 2014 • 1,115 views
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Each day we are presented with a plethora of options in the Caf. Being able to pick and choose what to eat may create a sense of independence or empowerment. However, we would be silly to think we are the only ones chosing our food. Thousands of decisions made over hundreds of years by people across... Read more »

The PoliticOle: May 2

Joel Jaeger, PoliticOle Columnist
May 7, 2014 • 837 views
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On April 2, 2013, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), placing legally-binding regulations on the $85 billion-a-year conventional arms trade. According to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 118 states have since signed the ATT and 31 have ratified it, but 50... Read more »

Music on Trial: Hunter Hunted opens at Skyway and steals show

Elena Christensen, Music Columnist
April 30, 2014 • 1,319 views
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After the happy accident of being introduced to Los Angeles-based Hunter Hunted at Summerfest last June, I obsessively stalked their webpage in search of a Minnesota performance. Finally, my chance came when they opened for Twenty One Pilots at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis on April 17. Despite not knowing... Read more »