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  • The road is where the wins are

    The road is where the wins are

    Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

    December 15, 2016

    Home court has not been kind to the Pipers thus far in the 2016-17 season. Their home schedule hasn’t been kind either, seeing the Pipers face two top-five MIAC teams according to this year’s preseason coaches poll in St. Thomas and Bethel. Thus, the Pipers find themselves 1-3 in the confines of Hutton Arena. “We’ve had a pretty hard schedule so far,” sophomore guard Alaina Quaranta said. “I think it’s great that we have had to work ... READ MORE »»

    Senior point guard Chloe Graves (3) holds the ball in Hamline's 63-70 defeat to UW-Stout.

    Taylor Geer

  • West Bank Open Mic to feature Dua Saleh

    West Bank Open Mic to feature Dua Saleh

    Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

    December 15, 2016

    Born in Kassala, Sudan, Dua Saleh traces her lineage back to the Tunjur Tribe of the Darfur region. In the 1990’s, her family fled to the United States as political refugees to eventually find a home in the Rondo Neighborhood of St. Paul. Surrounded by a young life charged with political messages and threat, Saleh grew a curiosity for systemic oppression and a bold resistance to marginalization. These experiences fueled an interest and app... READ MORE »»

    Robert Henry

  • A good excuse to eat out Thursday night

    A good excuse to eat out Thursday night

    Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

    December 15, 2016

    “Ugh, I really shouldn’t… But I don’t wanna eat in Anderson tonight. I need some real food!” One thinks to themselves with dismay, looking forlornly at their wallet knowing that to spend the money on a dinner out would be irresponsible. Yet, the lure of comforting food calls, especially in the hectic times of finals week. But wait, on Dec. 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there’s a perfect excuse to eat out at Birchwood Cafe that won’t... READ MORE »»

    The Ham & Cheese sandwich from Birchwood Cafe, leaving with the Dusk seasonal menu, with ham, white cheddar, rosemary aioli, fig compote, and red onion all on a french seed loaf.

    Courtesy of Birchwood Cafe

  • Cocoa beans, coffee dreams, Cahoots it seems

    Cocoa beans, coffee dreams, Cahoots it seems

    Elise Christianson, Copy Chief

    December 14, 2016

    Filled with a diverse array of customers and sporting many crafts for sale along the walls and counters, Cahoots Coffee Bar is all about community when it comes to coffee. Saed Kakish, owner of the coffee shop, took over the place on Halloween of 1997. It formerly belonged to a woman named Judith who decided that she wanted to sell the place. “I used to actually be a customer here,” Kakish said. “I used to come and study and somehow it landed in... READ MORE »»

    Owner Saed Kakish stands behind the counter at Cahoots Coffee Bar. He used to be a customer at the shop before taking over in 1997.

    Elise Christianson

  • Revelations in garbology

    Revelations in garbology

    Rikka Bakken, Editor-in-Chief

    December 14, 2016

    The sickly sweet scent hits first. Then a glimpse of sticky liquids catches the eye. When the fight or flight response kicks in, it's heavily geared towards flight. Most people would not opt to spend their weekend sorting trash, but students from Professor Valentine Cadieux’s environmental studies senior capstone and Professor Brian Hoffman’s FYSEM volunteered to audit trash from the Anderson Center last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “The ... READ MORE »»

    Junior Jenni Abere holds up an uneaten apple and candy cane collected from a trash bag.

    Rikka Bakken

Revelations in garbology

Revelations in garbology

Rikka Bakken, Editor-in-Chief

The sickly sweet scent hits first. Then a glimpse of sticky liquids catches the eye. When the fight or flight response kicks in, it's heavily geared towards flight. Most people would not opt to spend their weekend sorting trash, but students from Professor Valentine Cadieux’s environmental studies ...  Read More »

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It’s going to cost you

It’s going to cost you

Chris Schaitberger, Reporter

The confirmed revisions for the J-term program were emailed out to each Hamline undergraduate student on Nov. 22. Interim Provost John Matachek broke the news to students about three new changes in his email. First, the 2.9 percent increase in tuition. Second, the new credit cap that’s covered b...  Read More »

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Merry and bright

Merry and bright

Madelaine Formica, Reporter

The sun slowly faded on the cold Thursday night, causing the air to nip at bare hands and cheeks, but no one seemed to care as the holiday season started. One at a time the trees along Alumni Way flickered to light. Three booths were set up in front of the entrance of Anderson, serving hot chocolate and co...  Read More »

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Are we overreacting to change in tuition?

Elise Christianson, Copy Chief

We all received the email from the Provost on the change in tuition prices, J-term and credit caps. This email has sparked a lot of controversy among students, mainly over...  Read More »

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A spooky read for snowfalls

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

A student wakes at six every morning to hit the gym and shower by 7:30 a.m. She attends classes from eight until some point in the mid-afternoon, after which she works until si...  Read More »

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All we ask is a little standardization

Cole Mayer, Managing Editor

As the semester winds down, tensions are certainly rising. Some of those rising tensions could be avoided if professors would just use a little bit of standardization. As studen...  Read More »

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Sober Queer History leaves alcohol out, but adds in personal storytelling.

Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

What happens when storytelling, improv and alcohol are blended into a single event? How about when LGBTQ+ voices are the focal points? That would be the cocktail that produces Gadfly Theatre’s quarterly Drunk Queer History, but this time instead of alcohol and historical stories, Sober Queer History will put the spotlight on a personal story of storyteller Anton Lamon. ...  Read More »

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West Bank Open Mic to feature Dua Saleh

West Bank Open Mic to feature Dua Saleh

Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

Born in Kassala, Sudan, Dua Saleh traces her lineage back to the Tunjur Tribe of the Darfur region. In the 1990’s, her family fled to the United States as political refugees to eventually find a home in the Rondo Neighborhood of St. Paul. Surrounded by a young life charged with political messages and threat, Saleh grew a curiosity for systemic oppression and a bold resistance to...  Read More »

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