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

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Companydance’s original performances dazzle audience

Companydance’s original performances dazzle audience

Amy Lohmann, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014 • 1,168 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From Paris to the ocean, the Companydance Spring Concert whisked its audience through a myriad of moods, mindsets and movements. Held in Kelsey Theater at 7:30 p.m. from May 1 – 3, the concert featured pieces choreographed by dance department faculty Artist in Residence Anthony Roberts, Professor... Read more »

Stand out with sizzling summer fashions

Stand out with sizzling summer fashions

Kate Roy, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2014 • 922 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

We Oles have been so patient for the last few months. We’ve braved a terribly cold winter, trudged through knee-high snow to get to class, bundled up in way too many layers and donned our shorts as soon as it hit 30 degrees. It’s been a long winter. But fear not, summer is on its way! We can finally... Read more »

Student directors present Quade One-Act Festival

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
May 11, 2014 • 676 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Does the ever-menacing approach of finals have you down and in search of respite? Look no further than Ralph Haugen Theatre. From May 8 to 11, Professor Gary Gisselman’s directing class will showcase a theatrical marathon of 15 One-Act plays at the annual Quade One-Acts Festival. Each student in... Read more »

SGA Block Party celebrates end of year

SGA Block Party celebrates end of year

Amy Lohmann, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014 • 713 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

As the weather (hopefully) begins to get warmer and sunnier, students can look forward to spending the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 9th celebrating the arrival of spring with SGA’s Block Party, held by MEC, ADC and SAC. The event will feature a variety of events, kicking off with a concert... Read more »

Handbell choirs ring out the year in concert

Handbell choirs ring out the year in concert

Amy Mihelich, Opinions Editor
May 7, 2014 • 588 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

How do you know if someone is a member of the St. Olaf Choir? They tell you! How do you know if someone is a member of the St. Olaf Handbell Choir? Wait, we have one of those? Indeed, established in 1965, the St. Olaf Handbell Choir is one of the Hill’s hidden gems, and as they exemplified at their... Read more »

‘Putnam’ offers light-hearted approach to lyric theater

‘Putnam’ offers light-hearted approach to lyric theater

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
May 5, 2014 • 852 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The spring lyric theater production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a bit untraditional when compared to past campus productions of lauded operettas and intricate musicals like “Candide” and “Into the Woods.” But that does not mean that the quirky and modern one-act... Read more »

English honor society, Poetry House celebrate writing at first ‘Lit Crawl’

English honor society, Poetry House celebrate writing at first ‘Lit Crawl’

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014 • 806 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Ever wanted to experience a pub crawl but get drunk on the wise words of poets and philosophers instead of alcohol? On April 25, English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and the Poetry House teamed up to offer the St. Olaf community such an opportunity at the first annual St. Olaf Lit Crawl. The idea... Read more »

‘B*%#@ of Living’ showcases creativity

‘B*%#@ of Living’ showcases creativity

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
April 29, 2014 • 642 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

If music is the key to healing, then a cabaret must be the ultimate cure. On April 19, 36 students took to the Lion’s Pause stage to inspire the St. Olaf community with personal tales of horror, confusion, bravery and amusement. These stories provided a cathartic chance for the performers to not only... Read more »

South Sudan concert draws on personal experience

South Sudan concert draws on personal experience

Nick Bowlin, Staff Writer
April 27, 2014 • 822 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Since December 2013, internal conflict in the African nation of South Sudan has left tens of thousands dead and millions displaced from their homes and forced into refugee camps.  In response, St. Olaf groups such as the Scholars of Courageous Resistance and the Political Awareness Committee have been... Read more »

Inside ‘In Black’: Cast Member Q&A

Inside ‘In Black’: Cast Member Q&A

Cynthia Zapata, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2014 • 742 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 16, three cast members of “In Black,” a raunchy and unflinching comedy sketch show put on entirely by students, met for a Q&A with the Manitou Messenger. The interview was brief but full of energy and excitement for the upcoming show. Mandy Leavell ’15, Allison Lonigro ’16... Read more »