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  • Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

    Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

    Audrey Walker, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2015

    The Music Entertainment Committee billed the Betty Who spring music concert, as “an 80s dance party extravaganza,” an opportunity to “get lost in neon lights and synthpop euphoria” and “the night of your life.”  After her April 17 concert, it was clear that this was not hyperbole. Jessica... READ MORE »»

    Betty Who, an international pop star, performs an electrifying concert in the packed Pause on April 17. The tall, charismatic singer appears larger than life, but also interacts personally with enthusiastic audience members.

  • Oles host annual Manitou Classic

    Oles host annual Manitou Classic

    Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor

    April 25, 2015

    On April 17, the St. Olaf women’s track and field team hosted the Manitou Track and Field Classic. It was a highly successful outing for the Oles, as several athletes topped their events and many others placed highly throughout the day. The event began with the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and it was... READ MORE »»

    Madison Van Wylen '16 hands the baton to Dani Larson '15 in the 4x100 meter event. The Oles won the race, defeating nearest rivals University of St. Thomas by nearly two seconds.

    Madison Vang

  • Theater company makes debut with ‘Lady’

    Theater company makes debut with ‘Lady’

    Abby Grosse, Managing Editor

    April 24, 2015

    With no stage, no set and only a handful of props, the three actors of Craig Wright’s Lady had the task of captivating their audience with their performances alone. It was a mission that the fearless first-years of Myswyken Salad Theatre Company pulled off with aplomb. Seniors may recall... READ MORE »»

    L to R: Ian Sutherland '18, Chaz Mayo '18 and Will Ibele '18 play old friends whose relationship has been strained by political conflict and personal loss in Craig Wright's 'Lady.'

  • Inclusivity in question

    Inclusivity in question

    Audrey Walker, Staff Writer

    April 24, 2015

    S t. Olaf has an unfortunate history of anonymous vandalism. Two years ago, a display about Palestine had two flags removed from it, and a poster reading “Death in Gaza” was vandalized to read “Death to Gaza.” Between 2011 and 2013, the rainbow flag in front of the St. Olaf Queer Support and... READ MORE »»

    Don Williams '18, talks at the Sustained Dialogue Inclusive Community event in response to the recent PCP (preferred gender pronoun) vandalism

    Matt Tylutki/Manitou Messenger

  • Ole softball splits games with Royals: Oles fire in game one, can’t carry momentum in game two

    Ole softball splits games with Royals: Oles fire in game one, can’t carry momentum in game two

    Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor

    April 20, 2015

    The St. Olaf softball team took on Bethel University on April 11 in a doubleheader on Mabel Shirley Field. The Oles got off to a flying start capturing the first game 3-2, but  they were unable to keep the momentum as the Royals... READ MORE »»

    The Oles hustle against the Royals in a tense encounter. St. Olaf won a tight affair in game one, prevailing 3-2. However it was a different story in game two, as the Royals recorded a resounding 10-1 victory. The Oles currently sit at 11-21 overall, with a 6-8 conference record. The Oles will take on University of St. Thomas on April 22, in their final home game of the 2015 season.

News

Academic offices transition leadership

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor

Two major faculty appointments were announced this spring, bringing changes to the Hill. The offices affected include the Registrar’s office and the Academic Support Center....  Read More »

April 27, 2015 • 0 comments

North by Northfield

April 25, 2015

Don Williams '18, talks at the Sustained Dialogue Inclusive Community event in response to the recent PCP (preferred gender pronoun) vandalism

Inclusivity in question

April 24, 2015

Model UN simulates WWI

April 19, 2015

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Arts and Entertainment

Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

Betty Who dazzles at spring concert

Audrey Walker, Staff Writer

The Music Entertainment Committee billed the Betty Who spring music concert, as “an 80s dance party extravaganza,” an opportunity to “get lost in neon lights and synthpop...  Read More »

April 26, 2015 • 0 comments

James Franco

Franco Fest inspired amateur filmmaking

April 24, 2015

L to R: Ian Sutherland '18, Chaz Mayo '18 and Will Ibele '18 play old friends whose relationship has been strained by political conflict and personal loss in Craig Wright's 'Lady.'

Theater company makes debut with ‘Lady’

April 24, 2015

Bassoon recital includes St. Olaf faculty

April 23, 2015

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Variety

Horoscopes: April 24, 2015

Honey I’m home!  Miss me?  I didn’t. Your life probably...  Read More »

April 24, 2015 • 0 comments

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Opinions

‘Microadventures’ encourage vacationing close to home

Cole Hatzky, Opinions Contributor

Most Americans have a clichéd notion of what the typical travel destination should be like: exotic beaches, historical cities, famous landmarks...  Read More »

April 27, 2015 • 0 comments

Welfare laws play into stereotypes of poverty

April 26, 2015

Letter to the Editors: April 24, 2015

April 25, 2015

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TED: structure similar to evangelical sermons?

April 25, 2015

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Sports

What’s going to happen at next week’s NFL draft?

What’s going to happen at next week’s NFL draft?

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer

The 2015 NFL Draft is just around the corner and this year’s prospects have the potential to have a strong impact on the league. Although many players won’t reach their...  Read More »

April 26, 2015 • 0 comments

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