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ISSUE 115 VOL 18 PUBLISHED 4/19/2002

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President has April Fool’s fun

Whoever said that presidents can’t have a little April Fools’ fun was wrong. Carleton students will always remember April Fool’s Day, 2002 as the day their president pulled a fast one on the college’s trustees, staff, and entire student body. President Stephen R. Lewis sent an e-mail stating, "Recent developments in the endowment ... have been disastrous" and that the college had "borrowed heavily for buildings and renovations ... well above the rate of inflation."

Musical triangle, weighted drama

"So I'm really excited about performing for Christmas Fest this year!" "Oh really? Are you in choir?" "No." "But aren't you in Christmas Fest?" "Yes." "But..." "I'm in Orchestra." "Oh." "I'm excited because all my Bandie friends are coming on Sunday!" "We have a band?" This succinct conversation demonstrates how even normal students who are not involved in music here at St. Olaf acknowledge that a hierarchical pyramid indeed exists. We see this especially among the St. Olaf Choir, Orchestra, and Band. more...

Also:

- Civil liberty abuse echoed on campus
- Death penalty regulations save lives
- more opinions...

Oratorio triumphs despite heat, length

Audience members and performers alike sweltered in their seats in Boe Chapel Sunday night as the Chapel Choir and the St. Olaf Orchestra jointly performed Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah in their annual Oratorio concert. more...

Also:

- Picasso play paints a pretty picture
- Cantorei sings the Bible here and abroad
- Year's End Schedule
- more arts...

Men’s tennis in full swing

The men’s tennis team brought home a solid win last Wednesday night playing the Pipers from Hamline University to an 8-1 victory. more...

Also:

- A walk in the park for Ole baseball
- Lewis vs. Tyson:
- Softball aims high to reclaim magic
- more sports...

'Iris' captures Murdoch's spirit

Iris Murdoch was a floating free spirit with a sharp mind and witty air unlike any other novelist. Her essence is captured beautifully in "Iris," the film adaptation of her husband John Bayley's memoirs. more...

Also:

- Senior Hanna Oliha shares the secrets central to her success
- A Conversational retreat
- Werner-Freeman studies the art of acting
- more variety...
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