Are there any college students who can live without that precious lump of indestructible plastic known as a Nalgene bottle? Most students are, in fact, the proud owners of multiple bottles varying in color, size and style. A peek at a students favorite Nalgene bottle is a glimpse into the inner-workings of his or her very soul. Some are covered with activist stickers; others are painted with sparkly nail polish. There is, however, a darker side to the Nalgene phenomenon begging to be explored.
Fully clothed and barely touching, a middle-aged man and a porcelain-skinned young woman lie next to one another in a high-class Tokyo hotel room. As they stare up at the ceiling and quietly converse, the woman pauses and turns to her companion. Im stuck, she says. After a few moments, she raises her voice once more. I just dont know who I am supposed to be. Sofia Coppolas acclaimed new film, Lost in Translation, explores the way in which a twist of fate and an unlikely companion can be all that one needs to find (or reclaim) his or her direction in life.
St. Olafs deepseated commitment to service is no secret to current students, who encounter opportunities to volunteer through campus organizations on an almost daily basis. Most students are well aware of, if not active participants in, the St. Olaf Volunteer Network.
This week in 1953...
The St. Olaf Choir released a seven-song record album, songs from which can still be heard on disc two of the St. Olaf Choir: Choral Masterworks Series Vol. 2. In social news, six volunteeroriented sororities pledged members this week. Some women stayed away from the rush week rituals, claiming defiantly that theyd rather go on a date than to a hen party.
In Sofia Coppolas incredibly funny and sadly beautiful new film Lost in Translation, a once-famous actor, played by Bill Murray (in a profoundly deadpan performance), heads out for an evening of partying and karaoke in the city of Tokyo. A recently-wed young woman (Scarlett Johannson) is Murrays companion for the evening; her photographer husband is busy with his work.