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ISSUE 119 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/14/2006


Two gals and a guru

According to dating guru David Wygant, men aren't just dogs, they're Scooby-Doo. When over 200 St. Olaf students packed The Lion's Pause last Thursday to hear one of the nation's foremost dating experts promote his book, "Always Talk to Strangers," and comment on flirting, pick-up lines and the dreaded "friend zone," those in the audience were treated to some of Wygant's more colorful analogies.

Get your hands off our Mess

The Manitou Messenger's renown stretches far and wide. The paper is known nationally, and, in some cases, internationally, as the only news source worth reading in the Midwest. The Messenger's tough, no-nonsense approach to the news is legendary. Reading the Messenger is akin to entering Bill O'Reilly's "No Spin Zone" - the reporting is fair, balanced, levelheaded and never laden with sensationalist hyperbole.

Flaming Lips fight a wimpy battle with

The Flaming Lips have a lot riding on "At War with the Mystics," their first new album in four years. 2001's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" and 1999's "The Soft Bulletin" received hefty, well-deserved praise, and the ensuing Unlimited Sunshine Tour with Beck and The White Stripes launched them into the alternative rock stratosphere.

Avoid spring sniffles, stress

We have almost come to expect it: getting sick when we return back to school from a long-needed break, after a stressful week of midterms, or after pulling several all-nighters, is something we have all experienced.

Sex on the Hill: Are you there G-spot? It's me, Paul Dillon

When we think about the word "ejaculation," we don't often think of a conversational interjection. In common parlance, the word has been hijacked by a single meaning - a climactic penile discharge. As such, any other modern usage of the word is generally inappropriate.

Today's teenagers are a wild bunch, at least the teenagers in the new indie film "Brick." They run drugs and organized crime at a level Tony Soprano would envy and they can be just as mean.

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