While the sounds of a Hardanger fiddle might not be surprising at a college founded by Norwegians, students new on campus this year probably werent expecting the melodious drones of a bagpipe to come floating in through their windows.
Groups of Oles crossed the river Friday to sit among the crowded pews in Carletons Skinner Memorial Chapel for Sethu (Bridge). Northfield residents as well as students and faculty from both colleges gathered to see the performance, which related the Hindu story of "Ramayana" through Indian and Balinese dance, music and drama.
Seating was scarce in the Lion's Lair Thursday evening as students crowded in to hear the first performance of newly formed jazz trio The Board of Regents. The Board is comprised of Joey Kantor `07 on keyboards, Christy Mooers `08 on upright bass and Brett Bullion `07 on drums.
On Saturday night about 1,000 students, both Oles and high schoolers, descended upon Skoglund for a night of pop-punk fun. A large portion of the crowd was female, as can be expected of a show featuring stylish and attractive young men rocking out and singing emo.