Monday, October 14, 2019

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SGA Saftey Policy

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) implemented a new college safety training policy for the 2019/2020 academic year. The new policy requires that in...

Recent alum hired as new Student Activities Director

St. Olaf hired Brandon Cash ’16 as new Student Activities Director following the summer departure of former director Kris Vatter. Vatter announced in a July...

Northfield approves downtown apartment development

The Northfield City Council approved a plan to create a redevelopment district in downtown Northfield where a new four-story, 79-unit apartment complex will be...

Sports

Ole Volleyball’s winning mentality

Even as a casual observer, it’s hard to ignore St. Olaf Volleyball’s outstanding start to the season. At 19-3, the program boasts its best...

MLB playoff predictions

Disclaimer: At the time of writing this — Houston leads Tampa Bay 2-0, New York leads Minnesota 2-0, Los Angeles and Washington are tied...

Cam Newton: A bust eight years in the making

After a rocky 0-2 start, including a stunning loss at home to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Carolina Panthers’ supposedly promising season was...

opinions

Impeachment necessary to address abuse of office

“Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office," Lindsey Graham said in 1999 regarding the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. I think it remains true today. On Sept. 24, 2019, a formal impeachment inquiry was launched in response to a whistleblower...

“Joker” controversy threatens artistic expression

“I used to think my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it’s a f****** comedy." – Arthur Fleck, better known as 'Joker' The new Joaquin Phoenix movie, "Joker," has been met with mountains of controversy. The film attempts to dissect the famous Batman villain’s tragic backstory and explain...

People vs. Robots: the automation debate

“Hi, this is Kailey,” I would say in an overly-peppy voice time and again. “How can I help you?” While my high school friends were lifeguards and babysitters, spending their vacations in the Illinois humidity and summer sun, I was in an air-conditioned office picking up phone call after...

Rolvaag needs to change unfair recall policy

Rolvaag’s recall policy asserts that it exists to ensure equitable access for all students – yet this is clearly not its effect. What this policy does allow is as follows: a student like me checks out a new book to read. Another student decides they want the book and...

Get in line… U.S. green card backlog needs to be addressed

During the last couple of years, the topic of legal immigration has become an issue brought to the forefront of American politics. Under the Trump administration, the Democratic and Republican parties have become more polarized about the topic. Many Democrats support the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Arts and Entertainment

A&Eats: Salvadoran Night at the Northfield Public Library

Before last Thursday I had never experienced Salvadoran food; I am happy to report that situation has been corrected. The Northfield Public Library has...