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Institute hosts final panel of spring immigration series

The Institute for Freedom and Community hosted a panel of scholars Tuesday, April 16 to discuss assimilation and incorporation in 21st century America. The...

SARN presents “Clothesline Project”

The Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN) presented the annual "Clothesline Project" as part of its programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The display features...

Sonalee Rashatwar speaks on body image and racial identity

St. Olaf Students for Reproductive Rights (SRR), in collaboration with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion, the...

Sports

Support the Pride 2019 raises $154,000 for athletics

The three day fundraiser for St. Olaf sports programs, held on April 2-4, greatly exceeded expectations, gathering 835 financial donations totaling more than...

Softball’s success reflects empowering atmosphere

Currently third in the MIAC conference with 23 wins, 11 losses and six conference games to go until playoffs, the softball team practices and...

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Liam Getzloff ’19

Q: What are your thoughts on the outdoor track & field season thus far? A: Looking at the team as a concerted unit, there...

opinions

Students leave Olaf due to culture of failure

When it comes to St. Olaf’s retention rate, an article written by Sam Carlen '20 for the Manitou Messenger reads, “Half of unretained students transfer to another school.” Shortly after this declaration, this statistic becomes the centerpiece of Carlen’s article: students are transferring and this is the main problem....

“Oles can, but Oles might not.”

Last week, in my Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature class, my professor broke our class up into small groups and asked us to identify and discuss a monster that was active at St. Olaf College. She then wanted us to illustrate this monster and describe it to the class....

St. Olaf should give students time off for Easter weekend

Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Easter. We would all go to the Easter Vigil Mass the night before Easter. The church would be decorated with hundreds of flowers, and every pew was filled with family and friends. The Mass would start in darkness, soon to fill...

La Sazón

Matrimonio, la unión de dos individuos hasta que la muerte los separe. Es una idea que por siglos se ha celebrado como una meta al cual aspirar. En particular, culturas de origen latino son reconocidas por romantizar la formación de una familia. Esto se refleja en latinos por dos...

The Pause needs to do some updating

Imagine, if you will, that it’s a Friday night on the isolated campus of St. Olaf. You and your buds have been hanging out for the last few hours and, surprise surprise, you’re all feeling a bit hungry. Not wanting to wait for Dominos to slowly roll on up...

Arts and Entertainment

The experience of a senior music recital

In colleges across the country, spring is the season for finals, internship applications and job interviews. At St. Olaf, as a prominent music college,...