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ISSUE 121 VOL 2 PUBLISHED 9/28/2007

This Week in St. Olaf History

By Mark Forsberg
Staff Writer

Friday, September 28, 2007

Led by events in athletics, music and the arts, Homecoming Weekend has taken place annually for nearly all of St. Olaf history. Hundreds of alumni and families come to The Hill to ring in a new school year. Despite the packed schedule, homecoming is a time to break free from the grind and remember traditions of great Oles before us.

Homecoming's roots run deep. While events still include the rival college football game and stellar music, Oles have not yet reinstituted events like the parade that once looped through campus as the football game halftime show or the crowing of homecoming queen. The most congenial female competed.

Important traditions never die, like the dedication of new buildings and the inauguration of college presidents. The campus ghost stories, bonfires, international bazaar, class reunions, performances, chapel services and the inclusion of family and friends solidify the campus as one bonded by an appropriately peculiar past.

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