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  • Senior in the spotlight

    Senior in the spotlight

    Adam Whitt, A&E Editor

    April 9, 2017

    Hard work, dedication and a love of Shakespeare come together as senior Jacob Krohn reflects on his Hamline theatre career and his final senior performance. It wasn’t long ago that Krohn first got involved with theatre. In Krohn’s senior year of high school, he auditioned for his school’s winter show and ended up landing the lead role. After coming to Hamline University, he knew that he wanted to continue exploring the theatre world. It wa...

    Senior Jacob Krohn performs a variety of scenes by William Shakespeare including “Hamlet”

    Matt Doroff, Senior Photographer

  • What the STLF?

    What the STLF?

    Jasmine Lee, Senior Photographer

    April 9, 2017

    For the past two years now, I’ve gone with Students Today, Leaders Forever (STLF) for spring break. It’s a half-volunteering, half-tourism alternative spring break trip on a coach bus, 100% planned and led by a core group of students. This year our destination was Charleston, South Carolina. Typically I wouldn’t be thrilled at the prospect of waking up at 6:00 a.m. the Friday before spring break and driving four hours to UW Madison, but under ST...

    Sumaya Aden (first-year) hammering nails into the siding of the Habitat for Humanity house in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Jasmine Lee, Senior Photographer

  • Hamline’s kings and queens perform

    Hamline’s kings and queens perform

    Shelby St. Pierre, Copy Editor

    April 9, 2017

    Performances by Hamline’s very own kings and queens soared on the stage in Bush Ballroom last Friday night during the Annual Amatuer  Cabaret held by Spectrum. Friday also happened to be Transgender Day of Visibility; a round of applause was given to recognize that. The line-up for the night started off with first-year Delaney Pederson who performed Panic! At The Disco’s “Emperor’s New Clothes” as Lance Bonaparte. Then first-year Ann L...

    Utica performs Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.”

    Tim Schnell, Photo Editor

  • Students say goodbye to  Sickbert

    Students say goodbye to Sickbert

    Wail Eltag and Rikka Bakken

    April 9, 2017

    Students protesting on the lawn and a Dean of the College who had zero time to talk to him were the first experiences Alan Sickbert had when he walked onto Hamline for an interview in 2004. “I just thought the whole thing was a mess,” Sickbert said, “but [Garvin Davenport, the Dean of the College at that time] took a chance and asked me to come in as this role of Associate Dean.” This June marks Sickbert’s last month as Dean of Students, ...

    Courtesy Shelley Burton

  • Possible lift in caps, potential feedback slack

    Possible lift in caps, potential feedback slack

    Madelaine Formica, Copy Editor

    April 9, 2017

    After monitoring class sizes, Hamline looks to give larger caps to intro level and 3000 level classes. Seeing that some of the intro classes and high level classes that are a part of majors generally have lower attendance when there are many classes offered on the same subject, Hamline will be eliminating some classes and raising other classes’ size as to allow for the most optimal number in a class. “We’re trying to put up general guidelin...

    Illustrator, Amber Osmonson

Battle of the affordable housing

Madelaine Formica, Copy Editor

Hamline’s on-campus living provides a home away from home with laundry rooms, lounges and other amenities, but compared to other colleges, options for living on-campus are very slim, causing some to feel that off-campus living is a better option. “I really like the dorms for first-years,” Sor...

April 23, 2017No Comments

Vending a bit of information

Madelaine Formica, Copy Editor

All across campus vending machines are being replaced in favor of machines with healthier options. GLC has gained two more machines and one was added in the hallway outside of the gymnastics facilities. “There is no cost to vending, only revenue,” Sickbert said, when asked about the cost of add...

April 23, 2017No Comments

Hamline’s kings and queens perform

Hamline’s kings and queens perform

Shelby St. Pierre, Copy Editor

Performances by Hamline’s very own kings and queens soared on the stage in Bush Ballroom last Friday night during the Annual Amatuer  Cabaret held by Spectrum. Friday also happened to be Transgender Day of Visibility; a round of applause was given to recognize that. The line-up for the night started...

April 9, 2017No Comments

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Grumbling about kids these days

Grumbling about kids these days

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

You are standing in the Anderson Starbucks line- waiting to order a venti triple-chocolate frosted butterscotch latte with a sprinkling of kale shavings-when you glance at th...

April 23, 2017No Comments

What are you saying with social media?

What are you saying with social media?

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

Social media dominates the digital world. We hear all about the dangers, catfishing and fake news associated with it. However, many more use it to share, inspire and advoc...

April 23, 2017No Comments

“Homeless in a Gingrich world”

“Homeless in a Gingrich world”

Snow fell quietly one morning this past December when I turned to my television set for a blast of white noise to complement the lingering fog of sleep. I browsed channels ...

April 9, 2017No Comments

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Journey into the mind of del Toro

Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

Running from Mar. 5 to May 28, Mia’s current temporary exhibit showcases a range of artifacts from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Items range from notebooks, drawings, models and objects selected out of the Mia’s permanent collection by del Toro himself, but the majority of items come from his personal collection at his residence, Bleak House. The exhibit hopes to “reveal...

April 23, 2017No Comments

Senior in the spotlight

Senior in the spotlight

Adam Whitt, A&E Editor

Hard work, dedication and a love of Shakespeare come together as senior Jacob Krohn reflects on his Hamline theatre career and his final senior performance. It wasn’t long ago that Krohn first got involved with theatre. In Krohn’s senior year of high school, he auditioned for his school’s winter show and ended up landing the lead role. After coming to Hamline Universi...

April 9, 2017No Comments

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