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Slam poet’s sharp and witty rhymes resonate with audience

Slam poet’s sharp and witty rhymes resonate with audience

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
March 17, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On March 8, Lauren Zuniga, an internationally-recognized slam poet and teaching artist, performed a selection of her spoken-word poetry to a small group of students in the Lion’s Pause.  The event was sponsored by the Student Activities Committee (SAC). Born and raised in Oklahoma, Zuniga is the... Read More »

SustainAbilities program attendance hints at apathy toward environment: Turn-out at events like ‘Olympics’ calls commitment into question

SustainAbilities program attendance hints at apathy toward environment: Turn-out at events like ‘Olympics’ calls commitment into question

Jessica Moes, A & E Editor
March 8, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This past Sunday, a small number of St. Olaf students attended the SustainAbilities Winter Olympics in Tostrud Center, participating in team events like an outdoor relay (which included snowshoeing, a sled pull and a biathlon), dodgeball and the basketball game “Lightning.” All visitors, team members... Read More »

‘Local Natives’ to headline spring MEC concert

‘Local Natives’ to headline spring MEC concert

Jessica Moes, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Monday, March 3, the Music Entertainment Committee (MEC) announced that indie rock band Local Natives will headline the MEC Spring Concert on April 5 in the Lion’s Pause. “The Local Natives are a strong up-and-coming rock band,” said Connor Petersen ’14, MEC Coordinator. “They’re gaining... Read More »

KSTO to host live session for Ballroom Thieves: In-studio broadcast will precede public concert

KSTO to host live session for Ballroom Thieves: In-studio broadcast will precede public concert

Jessica Moes, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This Saturday, KSTO, St. Olaf’s student-run radio station, will host a live in-studio session with folk acoustic trio The Ballroom Thieves. DJ Haley Olson ’16 will moderate the show, which will feature sampling from the band’s diverse repertoire and will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. on 93.1 FM... Read More »

African-American women celebrated in ‘Daughters of Africa’

African-American women celebrated in ‘Daughters of Africa’

Jessica Moes and Solvejg Wastvedt
February 24, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

History lessons can be a little dry at times, and as a consequence many of us struggle to absorb all those names and dates. Mixed Blood Theater actress Thomasina Petrus overhauled that boring-history paradigm on Feb. 15 with a one-woman celebration of African American women’s impacts on United States... Read More »

Choreography, composition and completion: Two dance concerts round out semester of movement for dance department

Choreography, composition and completion: Two dance concerts round out semester of movement for dance department

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
December 7, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Choreography Showing: Students from the Dance Department choreography course and the music department course on composition will showcase a semester of collaboration at the dance department’s Choreography Showing on Friday, Dec. 13. The show will incorporate live music with meaningful... Read More »

Dr. Devon Carbado discusses race

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under News

Despite a recent history of racial progress and extended multicultural diversity in U.S. society, racial minorities are increasingly judged by how easily they conform to the stereotypes of the majority – that is, how they “perform” their race within pre-established racial structures. Dr. Devon... Read More »

Conference aims to encourage future artists

Conference aims to encourage future artists

Jessica Moes, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 25, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This Saturday, St. Olaf students of various disciplines will have a chance to soak up the experiences and wisdom of alumni employed in the fine arts, dance and theater at “Making it in the Arts: Locally Grown.” The event is a one-day forum that facilitates discussion between students and local artists... Read More »

Slam poet Kit Yan headlines GLOW!’s Coming Out Week

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
October 20, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In honor of Coming Out Week, the St. Olaf student organization GLOW! (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever!) brought nationally-recognized slam poet Kit Yan to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 9, drawing a large crowd to a performance centered around transgender identity, queer relationships and tortoise sex. Yan’s... Read More »

Cole’s tai chi lessons offer insight on form and strength

Cole’s tai chi lessons offer insight on form and strength

Jessica Moes and Hannah Rector
October 17, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Just before 7 a.m. on an early Tuesday morning, we (Hannah Rector ’14 and Jessica Moes ’14) stumbled bleary-eyed to the Ytterboe front desk. We eyed each other’s casual attire– what was one supposed to wear to this sort of thing, anyway? – and both knew exactly what the other was thinking:... Read More »

Get to know Stav Hall: Q&A with Bon Appetit Manager

Get to know Stav Hall: Q&A with Bon Appetit Manager

Jessica Moes, A&E Editor
September 11, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Make the most of your dining experience at St. Olaf and gain a few insider tips by reading our Q&A with Bon Appetit Board Manager Randy Clay.   Give us a bit of background on how long you’ve worked in food service, at St. Olaf etc. Why food, and why sustainable food?   I’ve... Read More »

Fifth-year apprentices say farewell in Arts Guild exhibition

Fifth-year apprentices say farewell in Arts Guild exhibition

Jessica Moes, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 14, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The St. Olaf fifth-year art apprentices, in conjunction with Carleton College’s art educational intern, are showing off a year of hard work at an exhibit at the Northfield Arts Guild. The show, collectively titled “A Minnesotan Goodbye,”  highlights a fascinating view of the intersection of organic... Read More »

Ezra Klein discusses media, government, economy

Ezra Klein discusses media, government, economy

Jessica Moes, Staff Writer
May 5, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

American journalist, blogger, columnist and St. Olaf Political Awareness Committee’s (PAC’s) spring speaker Ezra Klein visited St. Olaf College’s Boe Chapel on Wednesday, April 24, to discuss with students, faculty and community members why “the city in which I work, live [and] raise dogs […]... Read More »

Pastor Marohl emphasizes reflection in Lenten season

Jessica Moes , Copy Editor
February 21, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” This verse, taken from John 1:14, holds what St. Olaf Pastor Matthew Marohl calls “the key” to understanding the Lenten season here at St. Olaf. “Jesus came into the world to go out of it,” Marohl said. “Life and death are interconnected.... Read More »