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  • Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you

    Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you

    Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

    February 22, 2017

    Tears flowed freely as three players finished their final games in the maroon and silver. Senior guards Chloe Graves and Tia Diggins and junior forward Ivannie Robertson are all graduating at the end of the school year, and it was a sobering moment for them walking off the floor. “It’s a lot of mixed emotions,” Graves said. “You’re sad about the time [left before the final buzzer] but you realize how much you put into the game and how muc... READ MORE »»

    Senior guard Tia Diggins (10) prepares for an inbound pass, as senior guard Chloe Graves (3) directs traffic and junior forward Ivannie Robertson (42, second from left on Hamline’s bench) looks on.

    Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

  • Rising to the top of the crop

    Rising to the top of the crop

    Rebecca Higgins, Reporter

    February 22, 2017

    Underestimating Hamline men’s hockey team is a mistake. The Pipers refused to accept predictions that they would finish in seventh place, and they began the season planning for playoff games. “The belief all year in our locker room is that we have something special. We knew from the first few captain’s practices that we have the horses to go on a long playoff run this season,” senior defender Parsa Monsef said. At the beginning of the se... READ MORE »»

    The Pipers celebrate after junior defender Cody Bentzel (2; second from left) scored Hamline’s lone goal against Gustavus last Friday. Hamline ended up losing 1-3.

    Cole Mayer, Managing Editor

  • Oracle takes first at ACP convention

    Oracle takes first at ACP convention

    Editorial Staff

    February 22, 2017

    These twelve pages that litter campus every Wednesday can now once again claim to be award-winning. This Sunday at the close of the annual Best of the Midwest convention held by the Associate Collegiate Press (ACP), the Oracle took home three, first-place awards. Two were for individuals, and one was for a single issue in the Four-year Weekly category. The individual awards went to Photo Editor Tim Schnell and Editor-in-Chief Rikka Bakken. Schnell wo... READ MORE »»

    Copy Editor Shelby St. Pierre holds up the issue for which the Oracle won first-place, Best of Show.

    Rikka Bakken, Editor-in-Chief

  • Winter WonderJam gets hot

    Winter WonderJam gets hot

    Adam Whitt, A&E Editor

    February 22, 2017

    Booming music, a cheering crowd and an abundance of talent brought the campus to life as Hamline University held its fourth annual Winter WonderJam. Once again, HU Radio and the Hamline University Programming Board, with support from the Oracle, put on Hamline’s largest student-organized concert, Winter WonderJam. This year’s performers included Covenant (Hamline’s own Cody Vaughn), Bryce Vine and CRUISR. The fourth annual Winter WonderJam was al... READ MORE »»

    Cody Vaughn making history as the first Hamline student performing at Winter WonderJam

    Matt Doroff, Senior Photographer

  • Augsburg is leaving CLIC

    Augsburg is leaving CLIC

    Madelaine Formica, Reporter

    February 22, 2017

    For 49 years, Augsburg has been a part of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) along with Hamline and other founding schools, but by June 30 they will leave the program. In response to this, Hamline administration has asked Bush Library for an evaluation of their membership, which will be sent to them in the next couple of weeks. CLIC costs Hamline and the other colleges in CLIC 160,000 dollars in annual fees for their service. Augsburg will ... READ MORE »»

    Amber Osmonson, Illustrator

Unmaking a murderer

Unmaking a murderer

Blake Butenhoff, Reporter

Poverty and the criminal justice system have been irrevocably linked as of late, with the issue coming to a head on last Wednesday’s discussion which found a packed room of both students and members of Hamline’s community engaged in a discussion about poverty led by Wisconsin attorney Dean Strang...  Read More »

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Augsburg is leaving CLIC

Augsburg is leaving CLIC

Madelaine Formica, Reporter

For 49 years, Augsburg has been a part of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) along with Hamline and other founding schools, but by June 30 they will leave the program. In response to this, Hamline administration has asked Bush Library for an evaluation of their membership, which will be sent t...  Read More »

February 22No Comments

Documentary and discussion

Chris Schaitberger, Reporter

In honor of Black History Month, Hamline’s Indigenous People’s Society (HIPS) approached Hamline’s PRIDE Black Student Alliance with an idea to collaborate on a “documentary and discussion.” Nyjeé Palmer, president of PRIDE, and Riley Davis, president of HIPS, held the documentary viewing...  Read More »

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Supplement scandal with  Putin profile

Supplement scandal with Putin profile

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

There is a faint noise worming through the air—do you hear it? It is the high-pitched whine of the Trump Automaton Model-RU5K13’s emergency alarm, buzzing in anticipation of imp...  Read More »

February 22No Comments

The challenge from the seniors

Hamline’s seniors recently celebrated being only 100 days away from graduation, and even fewer when this issue hits the stands. The Class of 2017 marks a major turning ...  Read More »

February 17No Comments

Sticking it out another semester

Sticking it out another semester

Chloe McElmury, Columnist

There it is again. The time has come when some of our Piper peers move on to better and brighter things. Of course, they shed their proud Piper title in the process, as they ...  Read More »

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“These Things Happen” Happens to be a Bold New Take on Comedic Theatre

Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

Set in the Clinton era of 1995 in a small town in Kentucky, Dave McDowell finds himself mostly naked in another unfamiliar bed. Confused, he rolls over to find a girl beside the bed dressed in black pleather and teetering heels. She informs him that he’s in bed with Jeremy. Jeremy being a girl named for the song “A Boy Named Sue” who sits up, laughing to say she’d help...  Read More »

February 22No Comments

Winter WonderJam gets hot

Winter WonderJam gets hot

Adam Whitt, A&E Editor

Booming music, a cheering crowd and an abundance of talent brought the campus to life as Hamline University held its fourth annual Winter WonderJam. Once again, HU Radio and the Hamline University Programming Board, with support from the Oracle, put on Hamline’s largest student-organized concert, Winter WonderJam. This year’s performers included Covenant (Hamline’s...  Read More »

February 22No Comments

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The student news site of Hamline University.