Water pipes are gaining popularity in the St. Olaf culture this year. The water pipe, more commonly referred to as a hookah in the United States and shisha (shee-sha) or nargile in Eastern countries, has become an increasingly recognizable centerpiece in dorm rooms across campus.
When I think of scary Asian things, it is not thoughts of deadly diseases or insane dictators that keep me awake at night. Im simply afraid to close my eyes for fear that I will wake up at daybreak covered in a blanket of Asian beetles.
Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler has done it again. The playwright, performer and activist presented a one-woman show titled The Good Body at the Ordway Center in St. Paul this week.
In the 21st century, there are endless ways in which students choose to get around, on and off campus. We have scooters, we have bicycles, we have those scarce few with the luxury of a car, we have fast legs, lazy legs and Northfield taxis.
In todays cinematic world full of summer-blockbuster drivel and beat-you-over-the-head messages, it is a treat to be treated like an intelligent, thinking human being at the theater. David Cronenbergs "A History of Violence" is just such a rare movie.