After four years of life on the Hill and four years of writing for the Manitou Messenger I can accurately say that no story, no collective narrative has enraptured the students of St. Olaf as much as the drinking policy.
For the past three years, the Buntrock Commons Crossroads has hosted V-Weeks Vagina Carnival. The St. Olaf administration apparently decided this year that the best place to provide a fun and informative gathering for womens issues is a dark, out-of-the-way and inconspicuous place.
The intended effect of the Vagina Carnival is to grab peoples attention and get them talking about the Vagina Monologues and abuse against women. Its actual effect, however, is to degrade women by reducing womanhood to a sexual organ.
Ive been on a rather intense West Wing kick over the last three weeks. So intense, in fact, that I find myself, late at night, awake in bed thinking about the State of the Union speech President Jed Bartlett just gave and how it nearly brought me to tears.