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ISSUE 119 VOL 10 PUBLISHED 12/2/2005

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Rumor has it: One of the characters on the television show "The Golden Girls" went to St. Olaf

Bette White’s character, Rose Nylund, on the sitcom the “The Golden Girls” did not go to St. Olaf College, but rather was from the fictional town of St. Olaf, Minn. When the producers of the show conceived of Rose and her hometown, they were completely unaware that St. Olaf College existed.

Board of Regents isolated

The announcement of President Christopher Thomforde’s removal has been met with widespread anger from students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents – and rightfully so. Students are right to be angry about the secretive, sudden and isolated nature of the decision. more...


- Admissions opportunity: recent hire should advance reputation
- Grades inflate unfairly
- Effects of hurricane linger
- more opinions...

Festival visual design dazzles

Christmas comes but once a year, and for most of that year at St. Olaf people are making elaborate plans for the festival for which St. Olaf is so famous. It is a large production, involving six conductors, five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Before the show can begin, however, the sets and programs must be designed. more...


- Senior 'Seeds' about to sprout
- 'Bat Boy' sighting
- more arts...

Balanced attack leads men in triumph

Two days after an impressive rout of Crown College, the St. Olaf men'’s basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 86-78 defeat of Martin Luther College on Monday night. more...


- Ahrar looks to rebuild program
- Inside the Lines: Gridiron gridlock
- Ole women cruise to wins over Bethel
- more sports...

The meaning of Christmas: Just add water

I used to think that the meaning of Christmas was gift-giving: going to the mall or local toy store to find that limited release Tommy the Green Ranger action figure from the Power Rangers television series circa 1994 or that Marvel card collectors edition version of Wolverine for your best friend. But, that was last year. more...


- 'Walk the Line' cashes in at box office
- Protestors journey for justice: Activists challenge School of Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia
- Roller derby women fight monotony
- more variety...
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