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ISSUE 120 VOL 15 PUBLISHED 3/16/2007

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Schodt talks bananas

On Thursday, March 8, members of the St. Olaf community gathered in Viking Theatre to hear Professor of Economics David Schodt give the Spring 2007 Mellby lecture. Professor Schodt’s talk was entitled “"Commodity Connections: Latin America and the United States," and it focused on one of the world’s most important commodities, the banana, and how it and the countries that produce it are viewed in the United States.

Advocates address funding concerns for art in St. Paul

Artists and their supporters approached the halls of the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul last Thursday for Arts Advocacy Day, demanding attention from their state representatives and hoping to restore arts funding that had been cut within the past five years.

Panel, course discuss homosexuality

Religion, sexuality, community, heterosexism and boundaries are a sampling of the issues that students in Religion 396, “A Religious Discourse on Sexuality,” examined in relation to non-heterosexual relationships. Last Thursday, members of the class conducted a panel discussion open to the student body entitled “GLBT People in Religious Communities,” which coincided with Pride Week, held the week of March 4.

Pope portrayal protested

When I read about the March 2 protest by 70-plus representatives of the St. John Vianney College Seminary at the opening of “"The Pope and the Witch"” at the University of Minnesota, I wondered if artists should be exempt from accusations of blasphemy. more...


- Coulter drops f-bomb: Slur demonstrates lack of meaningful political discourse
- Jackson not worth money
- Swiss Army knife-less invasion
- more opinions...

Experiencing 'Metamorphosis'

The forms move: They writhe, squeak, spin, stutter and pull you into their world of nature and industry. On varying combinations of wood, paper and aluminum, they take shape with oil paint, black and white block prints and drawn figures in graphite. Their environments grow from the mind of New York artist Sandy Winters, whose exhibition "Metamorphosis" is on display in Flaten Art Museum from March 3 to April 5. more...


- No need for West End
- International Night entertains: Students celebrate multicultural forms of dance, music, art
- Brilliant 'Maids' cast explores taboo themes
- more arts...

Softball swept in season opener

The St. Olaf fastpitch team lost twice last Thursday to Waldorf College in their first two games of the 2007 season. The Oles lost 8-2 and 9-1 in the nonleague doubleheader held at the Rosemount Dome in Rosemount, Minn. more...


- Hockey reflects on seasons: Coaches have high hopes for 2007-2008
- Inside the Lines: The Fantasy Commandments
- Men show promise in loss
- more sports...

LARPers keep it real

In case you haven't noticed, the St. Olaf campus is home to a growing number of dwarfs, elves, gypsies and goblins, not to mention the occasional zombie. more...


- Warriors of the satirical newscast era: Fox News Channel battles Stewart and Colbert
- Director brings theatre company to unexpected venues
- Sex on the Hill: She wasn't immoral
- more variety...
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