The smell of warm chocolate welcomed two busloads of St. Olaf students as they entered the red doors of the All Saints Episcopal Church on Sept. 18th. Upon entering the church, students followed their noses to the church basement where two tables overloaded with homemade chocolate goods awaited them. The students made nametags and piled their plates with chocolate chip cookies; chocolate-dipped biscotti; mint-frosted brownies; caramel-swirl brownies; chocolate peanut butter bars; mocha-frosted cupcakes; varieties of fudge squares; chocolate, chocolate mousse, Oreo and raspberry tortes; cheesecakes; pound cakes; and of course, complimentary milk, coffee, or lemonade. After satisfying their appetites, students retired to tables littered with chocolate candies (Tootsie Rolls, fun-sized Snickers bars, Hersheys assortments, peanut M&Ms, and Milk Duds) to satisfy their stomachs while socializing with Oles and Carls alike.
New posters throughout Buntrock Commons sport a spinoff of the peace insignia, advertising the peace coffee now being served in Stav Hall and the Cage. The fair trade coffee is distributed by Peace Coffee Inc., a small Minneapolis company. A stronger brew is sold at the Cage for 25 cents more than regular coffee, which is not fair trade.