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ISSUE 120 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 3/23/2007

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Off-campus housing numbers increase

As spring begins on the Hill, one of the issues at the forefront of students’ minds is next year’s living situation. Many juniors, and perhaps some sophomores, have been making off-campus living arrangements.

Gladiatoral games uncovered

On Sunday, March 18, students, faculty and community members filled Viking Theatre to hear Professor Garret Fagan of Penn State University discuss “The Lure of the Roman Arena: Comparative and Psychological Perspectives.”

Honor council reviews cases

As every student who has ever signed a blue booklet or exam knows, St. Olaf academics are built around the honor system. What most students do not know, however, is just how St. Olaf maintains the integrity of the honor system.

Lake Olaf: Friend or foe?: Tough tradeoff between enjoying suffering, preserving health

As I walked from Boe Memorial Chapel to Old Main Hall earlier this week, I discovered something that greatly disturbed me: the enormous puddle of water behind Buntrock – lovingly dubbed “Lake Olaf” by many students – was gone. You see, I am a seeker of cheap thrills, and one of my favorite pastimes throughout the years has been watching people tiptoe around the puddle, only to get stuck in the mud or, better yet, fall into the mass of brownish water with chunks of ice and who-knows-what still floating in it. more...

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- 'Bong' sparks debate
- Addressing Iran overdue
- A digression in careers
- more opinions...

Bearded Men cause laughter in the Lair

On March 16, the Bearded Men improvisational comedy group invaded the Lion’s Lair. The group’s title may be a bit of a misnomer, however; the Moorhead-based troupe of college-aged comedians had only one bearded member. The men came out strong, putting on an hour-long show for an audience of about 40 people, entertaining with slapstick humor and the occasional moment of keen wit. more...

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- From 'Shane' to 'Blood Diamond': Carleton professor lectures on real, disguised Western films
- Ole Orchestra shines again: faculty soloists on new organ pair with orchestra for seamless concert
- more arts...

Seventh heaven at nationals

Sophomore Nelson Westby won the national championship in the 200 individual medley to lead the St. Olaf men’'s swimming and diving team to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Division III National Meet in Houston last weekend. more...

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- Spring Preview, Women's Tennis: A blend of youth, maturity
- Spring Preview, Men's Tennis: Experience to guide men
- Spring Preview, Women's Golf: Benoit confident in squad
- more sports...

Finstad finances ambitions

What do DVDs, vintage clothing, laser tag and marketing have in common? All are business ideas proposed by St. Olaf students and recipients of Finstad grants. According to Sian Muir, associate director of entrepreneurial studies and instructor in economics, the Finstead Program of Entrepreneurial Services, established in 1992, has given out over $500,000 to date to aid 180 students in starting their own business ventures. “It’s a competitive process and students compete against each other and present their idea to a committee panel and complete a business plan,” Muir said. more...

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- How to find your perfect scent
- Modest Mouse stays afloat
- New media movies freshen old films
- more variety...
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