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Student-Athlete spotlight: Sean Lonergan ’20

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:15pm
The Manitou Messenger had the chance to catch up with All-American Sean Lonergan to reflect on his experience at the NCAA Division III National Championship Track & Field Meet. Q: What was it like competing at nationals, being one of four to represent St. Olaf? A: It’s always a great honor to represent your school […]
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Four St. Olaf runners compete at national meet

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:13pm
The indoor track and field season came to a close with four St. Olaf students traveling to Boston, Mass. for the NCAA DIII National Championships. Mackenzie Schoustra ’20 and Johanna Glaaser ’20 represented the women and Sean Lonergan ’20 and Thomas Lerdall ’19 represented the men. Schoustra placed sixteenth overall in the pentathlon and set […]
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St. Olaf Baseball starts season 3-2

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:12pm
As St. Olaf Baseball begins their season, their minds are set on making a trip to the MIAC playoffs for the first time since 2009. Last year, the team finished 15-21 overall with a conference record of 5-15. With many returning juniors and seniors, the team is optimistic things will go better this year. Head […]
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A&Eats: Best places to eat in Northfield

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:09pm
Everyone gets sick of caf food sometimes and whether you want a good place to go on a date, hang out with friends or just be by yourself I’ve compiled some of my personal favorite places to eat in Northfield. I avoided adding my favorite fast food places but if it’s after nine p.m. Taco […]
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Casino Night disappoints

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:05pm
On Saturday, March 9, St. Olaf students braved the newly fallen slush from the recent Minnesota snowstorm in their finest dresses, suits and heels to attend the annual Casino Night. This fan-favorite event was hosted by Inter-Hall Council (IHC) who provided snacks including popcorn, cake and puppy chow in the Buntrock ballrooms. The ballrooms were […]
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Good books with great female heroines

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:03pm
I know that a lot of the time after a busy day of classes and homework the last thing you want to do is read a book. But trust me, there is no better way to reclaim reading than finding a wonderful book you can dive into and distract yourself from everything else occurring in […]
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“The Metamorphosis” captures themes of alienation, isolation

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:59am
Home is where we eat, sleep and live. But, what if we wake up one day discovering that we could no longer do these things? This is the experience of Gregor Samsa, a salesman who turned into a bug after a seemingly normal day in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” St. Olaf student, Aaron Lauby ’19, […]
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Heart Beat

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:58am
Knowing where you’re at in a relationship is tricky. Take this quiz, and I’ll tell you exactly where you and your partner are on The Seriousness Scale. Q1: You get a text from your S.O. It says, “Dinner tonight?” You… A. Assume the whole friend group is coming along. Text the group chat, “What time […]
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Popularity of STEM majors on the rise

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:56am
The Strategic Resource Allocation Project (SRAP) has issued numerous budget-cutting and revenue-growing measures over the past year and a half. Changing trends in St. Olaf students’ majors may be  behind the Steering Committee’s decision to cut the amount of courses offered by some humanities departments and increase the number of courses offered by the Department […]
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Student group pushes St. Olaf to divest from fossil fuel companies

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:55am
The Climate Justice Collective (CJC) is a new student group dedicated to increasing awareness of climate issues and pushing St. Olaf to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies and reinvest those funds in socially responsible corporations. Formed Feb. 20, the group evolved from what used to be Divest St. Olaf, a student organization that […]
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Social work department hosts expert panel discussing overlooked aspects of adoption

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:49am
The St. Olaf Department of Social Work and Family Studies hosted a panel on Thursday, March 7 that highlighted the nuances of adoption that are often skipped over in mainstream conversation and education. Lisa Moore, assistant professor of social work and family studies, said some students have a hard time identifying with the way adoption […]
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Student initiative uses graphic design to fight climate change

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:48am
Long passionate about both the environment and graphic design, Gus Reynolds ’19 founded the Glacier Rescue Project (GRP) – an initiative that uses art and graphic design to promote climate change awareness – in fall 2018. When Reynolds traveled to Patagonia, Argentina during the second semester of his junior year, he was struck by the […]
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Historian, city planner discuss their work combatting structural racism

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:46am
Public historian Kirsten Delegard and Minneapolis city planner Heather Worthington gave a presentation at St. Olaf College Thursday, March 7 regarding their work to highlight and combat racial disparities in Minneapolis. The event, entitled, “When Research Meets Policy: Public History, Planning, and Structural Racism in the City,” was a collaborative effort discussing Delegard’s “Mapping Prejudice” […]
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Cannon rose 4 ft. overnight but the real issue is streets and residential properties; Flood warnings and county road closure south of Faribault; Nerstrand Fire Hall on hold for the moment; Dundas development includes City Hall and Kwik Trip

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:44am

The Cannon River has risen about 4 feet overnight.  We are sitting at about 895 feet which is high but not flooding.  The good thing, says Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson, is that the temperature will be dropping tonight, which slows the thaw.  The biggest issue right now is residential flooding. He says citizens should

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College has City ID sign-up day

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:44am
The Northfield City ID initiative officially came to St. Olaf for the first time on Thursday, March 7. Northfield made history in summer 2018 by becoming the first city in Minnesota to issue City IDs. The ID is a form of identification that allows residents without driver’s licenses or passports to access city programs. The […]
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David Finholt

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:42am

1967 Northfield High School graduate Dr. David Finholt is Wayne’s guest.

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Grant promotes collaboration between St. Olaf and Carleton

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:42am
With the recent performance of Ann Millikan’s opera “Swede Hollow” and the Thursday, March 14 “Both Sides of the Bridge” faculty reading event, St. Olaf and Carleton continue to pursue opportunities for collaboration as the colleges approach the end of their $1.4 million “Broadening the Bridge” grant, awarded in 2013 by the Andrew W. Mellon […]
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Contentious ice arena a welcome addition

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:40am
In the fall of 2016, St. Olaf announced a $200 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The campaign focuses on four funding priorities: advancing high-impact learning, strengthening community, enhancing affordability and sustaining St. Olaf’s mission. The construction of the St. Olaf ice arena was one element of the push for strengthening community. Primarily funded by donations, construction […]
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Jewish identity made invisible at St. Olaf

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:37am
St. Olaf’s Jewish community is in a state of solitude and disconnect. At St. Olaf, it is not uncommon that students may meet a Jewish person for the first time. The Jewish identity is rife with contradictions. Judaism is an ethnoreligious identity, and subsequently, even if one rescinds their religious beliefs like myself, they remain […]
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La Sázon

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:36am
Al llegar a St. Olaf College por primera vez es fácil notar la demografía del cuerpo estudiantil. El reporte más reciente indica que aproximadamente 60% de los estudiantes en esta institución son blancos. Esta cifra ha disminuido a través de los años y, en contraste, el número de minorías ha aumentado. En parte, este cambio […]
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