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ISSUE 117 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/14/2003

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Forum looks at higher education for women

Last Thursday and Friday, about 145 members of the Minnesota American Council on Education (ACE) Network, a group supporting women actively working in colleges and universities in Minnesota, gathered in Buntrock Commons for their annual conference.

Live better, not longer

Why has it become so important to put off aging, when our world functions and exists around cycles of time? more...


- Roe v. Wade missed mark
- Internet revolutionizes politics
- Dear Mess Editors
- more opinions...

Rising band Alva Star shines

It was a scene straight from an R.E.M. video. Simul-taneously and without discussion, the entire audience at last Friday’s Alva Star concert drew up their tables and chairs from the back of the Pause and relocated, one by one, to the area directly in front of the Mane Stage. That’s how talented Alva Star is: listeners can’t help but be drawn in by the band’s consistently smooth and elemental sound. more...


- Musicians make a night of Mozart: Choir collaborates with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
- Media meets demands
- Feds rollback on Wal-Mart
- more arts...

Oles down Gusties in season finale: Germscheid leads defensive charge, scores two touchdowns

The Ole football team ended MIAC play on Saturday the same way that began it: with a win. The Oles defeated Gustavus 41-27 ending their 2003 campaign with a record of 3-5 in the MIAC and 4-6 overall. more...


- Women clipped by Gustavus
- Men’s swimming and diving takes opener
- Gagliardi breaks record
- more sports...

Weathering Low Spirits

Who painted the campus gray? Grey limestone buildings and naked grey trees stand against a backdrop of gray sky that blends seamlessly into the gray ground. Ah yes, winter has arrived at St. Olaf. The sun sets at 5 p.m. Fierce winds bring the already frigid temperatures to torturously low levels. Minnesota winters pose problems for many students – even native Minnesotans. As campus grows more and more bleak, so do many students’ moods. more...


- Sex on the hill
- No sand(wiches) on South Beach
- Doin' It: Janine Wetzel PAC Coordinator
- more variety...
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