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ISSUE 120 VOL 14 PUBLISHED 3/9/2007

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Admissions garners praise for numbers

Recently, Star Tribune reporter Mary Jane Smetanka had the opportunity to sit in on the St. Olaf admissions proceedings, which she wrote about in the Feb. 22 issue of the newspaper.

Energy month reduces use

During the month of February, colleges across Minnesota competed to use the least amount of energy per person.

Professors publish

Karen Cherewatuk and Karen Marsalek ‘90, professor and associate professor of English respectively, each recently published works in their fields.

Outcry over Newberry

I distinctly remember the first time I learned the word “scrotum.” Mr. Smith and Mr. O’Toole, two gravelly-voiced ex-marines, were teaching my fifth-grade sexual education class, and to lighten the mood, Mr. Smith was cracking genitalia jokes. “What do you call twelve naked men sitting on each others shoulders?” he asked. more...


- Wikipedia banned
- Party rules
- Peace protests unite dissenters
- more opinions...

A metaphorical blend of tap, Taiko: Dance artist-in-residence integrates diverse rhythms to examine

Dance artist-in-residence Ellen Keane has begun choreographing an interpretation of changes spanning thousands of years in southern Minnesota’s natural history using St. Olaf tap dancers and Taiko drummers. more...


- Gulezian, more than just elevator music
- Building community through contra dance
- Eight harpists, one unique recital
- more arts...

Men, women make early exits: Tommies pull off mild upset to eliminate Ole women

The St. Olaf women's hockey team fell to St. Thomas 6-2 last Friday in MIAC playoff semi-final action. The loss brings the Oles' overall record to 15-10-1 on the season. more...


- Men, women make early exits: Weather, Royals eliminate Oles from postseason
- Inside the Lines: Big men on campus
- Baseball splits with Stout: Mathison'’s game two victory avenges early loss
- more sports...

Rock, Paper, Victory: The RPS revolution comes home to Minneapolis

Who the hell knew that you had to register in advance for a rock-paper-scissors tournament? I mean, doesn't that contradict the entire backyard ethos of rock-paper-scissors, the most spontaneous and entertaining of all our decision-making games? My associates and I arrived at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon (the tournament was before the Timberwolves game; the final was during halftime) looking to prove our mettle: Would we survive in a post-apocalyptic world where rocks, paper and scissors were the only weapons? As our ignorance of the registration rules proved, we had a lot to learn about competitive RPS. more...


- New "Battlestar" beats old
- New serial killer film chronicles obsession
- Songstress Haley Bonar preps for Pause
- more variety...
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