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ISSUE 118 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/12/2004


Senate allocates surplus

Allocation of the Student Government Association (SGA) surplus is well under way. The beginning balance was $98,666.05; to date, $26,911.05 remains.

Rapid expansion persists in town

Since 1960, the population of the city of Northfield has more then doubled from 8,707 to 17,846 residents, according to the Northfield Chamber of Commerce. As an October 31 Star Tribune article noted, although signs welcome visitors to "Cows, Colleges, and Contentment," there have not been many cows seen around Northfield lately, as it is pushed further into the Twin Cities area.

Diwali excites participants

In contrast to the bustle and chaos of Stav Hall on Saturday evening, students found sanctuary amongst the beautiful lights, tantalizing smells and gentle conversation of the Diwali festival held in the Kings Dining Room.

Heritage day honors memories

St. Olaf College celebrated 130 years as an institution for higher education on Friday, Nov. 5, with a chapel service featuring Lois Rand, president of the Norwegian American Historical Association and wife of the late St. Olaf President Sidney Rand.

Bonding over brunch

The annual Mother/Son Brunch was the culmination of an eventful weekend. On Saturday, mothers and sons enjoyed a dinner together at 6 p.m. Earlier in the day St. Olaf put on the annual Gospel Choir concert in the Pause, and many mothers enjoyed the event with their sons before attending dinner.

Artisans display crafts, talent

Wednesday's Ole Artisans Bazaar brought crafters to the Buntrock Crossroads, where students, faculty and visitors searched for unique gifts. The fifth annual sale was held from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, with 25 vendors participating.

Groups evaluate post-election goals

The end of the election does not signify the end of political life at St. Olaf, but gives time for political groups to relax, regroup and redefine their goals for the rest of the year.

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
It's routine and expected. What gives?
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