South Africa in Rocky Waters

By Tazorodzwa Mnangagwa ’16 In a recent interview with the Al Jazeera English Network, outspoken South African opposition figure Julius Malema, threatened to use “…the barrel of a gun” as a last resort if necessary to remove the ruling party—African National Congress (ANC)—from government. Malema, 35, and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is […]

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SONGS 2 PLAY LOUD WHEN YA FEELING QUIET

Hello St. Olaf! So, while we all know how much you enjoy our weekly blog posts, we have something very new and exciting for you: WEEKLY PLAYLISTS! For every week of this semester, a lovely member of our committee will be curating a playlist that drops EVERY FRIDAY. Brought to you just in time for […]

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STOCHELLA REVEAL

It’s here. It’s happening. All of your dreams are coming true. On Friday May 13th, Stochella is bringing together your favorite events from the past few years (did someone say Electric Run?? Did I hear Highlighter Pause dance??) plus so much more! Whether you’re into jamming to campus bands, playing games on the quad, eating […]

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DCC Diversity Conference is tomorrow!

DCC’s 2nd annual spring conference is TOMORROW! This year’s them is “Defining Diversity: Examining the Intersectionalities and Deconstructing the ‘Ideal Ole’.” Come join us and your fellow students at 10 AM in Trollhaugen for a faculty-led discussion of the “ideal Ole” at our school and the interaction of different types of identities on campus. Refreshments will be […]

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Featured VN Org: SCC

St. Olaf Cancer Connection (a.k.a. SCC) is a service organization designed to provide cancer-related opportunities in the areas of volunteering, cancer education and awareness, outreach and fund-raising for not only the St. Olaf community, but also residents of Northfield and surrounding areas. SCC plans, organizes, and runs the Northfield area Relay For Life. This year, St. […]

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SO SUBLIMINAL.

Hello St. Olaf! So, while we all know how much you enjoy our weekly blog posts, we have something very new and exciting for you: WEEKLY PLAYLISTS! For every week of this semester, a lovely member of our committee will be curating a playlist that drops EVERY FRIDAY. Brought to you just in time for […]

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Senate Recap: April 19th

This Tuesday (4/19/16), the senate began the meeting with an update from Greta Fure, who outlined details for the Senior Grad Fest and Commencement activities. For Commencement, one cool activity will be a progressive dinner throughout Buntrock Commons, which each serving station themed on a different decade! Next, the senate heard from Mary Ellen Couture, […]

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REMEMBERING PRINCE.

Hello St. Olaf. As I’m sure you’ve heard the very sad news, Prince – the Minnesota-born music legend – passed away this morning. In response to this heartbreaking news, MEC has curated a playlist that compiles a handful of Prince’s greatest hits so that we can all celebrate him and the wonderful music he made in […]

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Featured Volunteer Org: SOS

This year has been a time of reinvention for the social work organization Serving Our Society. Along with the new leadership of Romario Smith and Emma Goodwin, these two have also worked throughout the year to pair volunteer opportunities with topics for open dialogue during meetings. Some volunteer activities SOS has arranged throughout the year […]

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Featured VN Org: SARN

The Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN) is a CONFIDENTIAL source on campus. Our principal concern is making sure that survivors of sexual, relationship and emotional violence find their needs and concerns met with compassion and competence at St. Olaf College. Our two pain pillars are education and advocacy. Advocates are in the SARN office (BC 113) Monday–Friday during chapel and community […]

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