I live for summer. The freedom, the adventure, the feeling of an entire season expanding before me like a barbecue spread. Hot nights spent stargazing with a new love interest, sharing Slushies and skinny-dipping. Home runs. Drive-ins. Halter tops. And the SEX. Like I said, I live for summer.
There seems to be a common misconception about the role that student government plays at St. Olaf. Many college students tend to compare the Student Government Association (SGA) to their high school student governments, which are often benign, powerless organizations. SGA, however, is much more than the average high school student council.
Between calls on his ever-ringing cell phone, a father stares at his daughter, who sits stewing quietly in a cesspool of teenage rage and frustration. When the young girl refuses to respond to his half-cocked attempts to ease her mind, the father long divorced from the girls mother looks over at his son and simply demands, What is the problem? Can you just tell me what the problem is, in a nutshell? The recently-released film Thirteen is a testament to the fact that no teenage ailment can be easily defined or easily remedied.
For over 100 years, students have been coming to St. Olaf College living, breatheing and thinking the spirit of their times. Fifty, twenty and ten years ago this week, students were busy moving into their dorms and discovering what changes on campus had occurred over the summer.
The Cave, Carleton Colleges social hub, is open Wednesday through Friday nights and is located in the basement of Evans Hall. Though primarily a social outlet for Carleton students, events at the Cave are free and open to the public.