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Student-athlete Spotlight: Kristian Leik Woie’19

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:33am
The Manitou Messenger had the opportunity to interview St. Olaf golfer Kristian Leik Woie ’19. Leik Woie is a senior majoring in economics from Stavanger, Norway. Leik Woie answered some questions and shared his thoughts on the spring season. Q: What are your thoughts on the spring season thus far? A: We have played one […]
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Tiger Woods back on top, wins fifth green jacket at Masters

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:31am
On Sunday, Tiger Woods did what most thought impossible – he won the Masters for his first major title since the 2008 US Open. In the period between major championships, the highly publicized life of Woods has been tumultuous. From the scandals of his affairs and DUI arrest to his four back surgeries, it seemed […]
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St. Olaf Track & Field starts outdoor season with a bang

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:30am
The St. Olaf men’s and women’s outdoor track and field season began last weekend, April 7, at the Hamline Invite at Klas Field. Stand out performances from Elliott Cassidy ’22, Christopher Brenk ’20 and Benjamin Scott ’20 set the men’s team up well for the upcoming  conference meet in late May. In a race featuring […]
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St. Thomas may be booted from the MIAC

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:28am
One of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) top performers, the University of St. Thomas, is rumored to be potentially expelled from the conference. The Presidents of the other MIAC schools will meet to discuss St. Thomas’ expulsion from the conference on April 18, with a final vote scheduled for some time in May. The […]
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The Bones of Your Garden

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:46am

If you watch home improvement shows, you’ve probably heard the host say, “This house has good bones,” as he/she looks over a royal mess of a house. Having good bones means the house is solid—its walls are square, the original construction was done with care, it has good proportions, a bit of personality and is ... Read More about The Bones of Your Garden

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3OH!3 email chain example of selective activism

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:53am
The band 3OH!3 graced our campus on Saturday, April 6, but not without first being met by a wave of criticism. For those who remember 2009 pop culture vividly, you’ll recall that raunchy and edgy satire was totally in. Politically correct (PC) culture was a mere sapling, and meaningful conversations concerning sexual assault and rape […]
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La Sazón

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:51am
Durante el tiempo que llevo en St. Olaf me he podido dar cuenta de ciertas generalizaciones culturales que se tienden a hacer en el campus. Especialmente respecto a países hispanohablantes, los cuales son percibidos como si fueran uno solo. Así como vimos en la nota por Fox News que se tituló “Trump cuts U.S. aid […]
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Dating culture at St. Olaf weird, but should not be a focus

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:50am
On Valentine’s Day, St. Olaf College posted a video to Facebook telling the story of a romance that began right here on campus. The couple, Jenny and Doug, excitedly shared the names of their first year dorms, fondly told the tale of their first date at the Ole Store Restuarant and smiled as they reminisced […]
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St. Olaf needs better funding for metal health services

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:50am
To be completely candid, I would like to begin this piece with a disclaimer. I have had some serious mental health issues and have a significant amount of experience with Boe House and the mental health services at St. Olaf College. It is possible that due to my negative dealings I have become jaded towards […]
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Pitcher Julie Graff ’20 continues to dominante

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:47am
Last Thursday Julie Graff ’20 of the St. Olaf softball team broke the MIAC (Minnesota Intercolliegate Athletic Conference) all time strikeout record during a game against St. Kate’s. Though the team suffered a loss, Graff still recorded the 697th strike of her career. She recently also set the St. Olaf school record with 47 career […]
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Gophers make ‘big dance’, lose to two-seed Michigan State

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:46am
The men’s basketball team from the University of Minnesota competed in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, more commonly known as March Madness.  The Gophers finished the regular season with a record of 22-14 and seventh in the the Big Ten Conference, landing them a tenth seed in the Midwestern conference in the Big Dance. […]
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St. Olaf Baseball off to great start, sits high in conference standings

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:44am
The St. Olaf baseball team’s non-conference success has continued into the conference slate of games. The team began their season with trips to Arizona and Florida, where they posted wins of 3-2 and 6-2, respectively. Furthermore, through the first six games of MIAC conference play, St. Olaf tops the standings, despite being picked to finish […]
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Jesse Retzlaff ’20

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:43am
The Manitou Messenger had the opportunity to interview St. Olaf pitcher Jesse Retzlaff ’20. Retzlaff is a junior majoring in economics from Eagan, Minn. This season, Retzlaff has thrown in 24 innings and only allowed 16 hits in garnering 4 consecutive wins. He was recently named on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week, the first […]
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Anna Deavere Smith awarded honorary degree

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:41am
St. Olaf College presented an honorary degree to playwright, actress and educator Anna Deavere Smith on Thursday, April 4. The ceremony, which took place in Boe Chapel, followed two presentations by Smith on Wednesday, April 3. “[Smith’s] work embodies the academic, literary, artistic, and humanitarian mission of St. Olaf College in deep and meaningful ways,” […]
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PAC event subverts beliefs about identity

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:40am
On April 4, the Political Awareness Committee (PAC), in collaboration with Celebrate Southeast Asia (CSA), GLOW! and the Intersectionality House brought Alok Vaid-Menon to campus for a performance exploring and interrogating assumptions about gender, race and identity. Under the stage name ALOK, Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator and entertainer. They began […]
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Paul Jackson gives Mellby Lecture on environmental sustainability

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:39am
St. Olaf Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies and chair of Environmental Studies Paul Jackson ’92 delivered the spring Mellby Lecture on Tuesday, April 9. The lecture, titled “Conversations with Neighbors: Shifting the Paradigm of Chemical and Environmental Sustainability from Local to Global and Back Again,” was part of the 36th annual Mellby Lecture […]
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The Pause loses money, fires financial employees

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:31am
At the beginning of spring semester, Lion’s Pause Co-Coordinators Keara Bores `19 and Marissa Ihrke `19 discovered that the Pause was missing about $1,000 from delivery jobs during interim, according to former Lion’s Pause Financial Assistant Bakr Al-Taie `21. Following a brief investigation, Bores and Ihrke fired Al-Taie, former Financial Officer Carlos Fernandez `21 and […]
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Public Health Week celebrates progress, promotes awareness

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:29am
As a part of National Public Health Week 2019, St. Olaf College hosted four events focused on public health on April 1-7. These events were sponsored by the National Public Health Week (NPHW) organization and the American Public Health Association (APHA) and were organized by the St. Olaf Pre-Health Club. The week is a celebration […]
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Inclusivity Advocates to present “Week of Intersectionality”

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:27am
The Hall Council Inclusivity Advocates (IAs) will host a series of events April 15-19 for the annual “Week of Intersectionality,” this year titled “Bridging the Hill.” The IAs hope to explore issues surrounding identity and celebrate diversity on campus. The IAs intend to pursue a similar mission to the one they themselves promote throughout the […]
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General Education Task Force releases first draft

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:26am
By Avery Ellfeldt and Sam Carlen   A March 18 working draft of the new OLE Core Curriculum reveals that the College’s General Education (GE) core may be reduced from 17 to 11 requirements in the coming years. The proposed curriculum does not include an ethics requirement, prompting 58 faculty members to sign an open […]
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