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  • Hamline heralds Hamlet into the digital age

    Hamline heralds Hamlet into the digital age

    Francheska Crawford Hanke, Senior Reporter

    November 25, 2016

    Shuffling into the theatre with the full house lights illuminating seats and stage alike, audience members look to the set as they sit to find six members of the cast already in full view. Four clustered members sit, perched on a raised wedge peering down at cell phones while two massive screens hang above the stage bright with a running first-person game. Anticipating the Shakespearean classic “Hamlet,” the sudden presence of technology is in... READ MORE »»

    First-year Hannah Coleman, leader of the Players, amuses those who watch.

    Matt Doroff

  • A Troublemaker on a Mission

    A Troublemaker on a Mission

    Joe Dumas, Editor-in-Chief

    November 9, 2016

    At a towering stature of six-foot-two and sporting a clean-shaven head and thick beard, Jason Sole leaves an unforgettable first impression. He strode into The Oracle office, hand outstretched, and I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Almost immediately after our conversation began, it became apparent that the ex-con-turned-professor was warm, talkative and passionate about his work. Sole has taught at Hamline in the Criminal Justice and Forensic... READ MORE »»

    Jason Sole was incarcerated at age 21 for possession of crack cocaine. Now, he’s President of the Minneapolis NAACP and a beloved Hamline prof.

    Joe Dumas

  • 25 years in the making

    25 years in the making

    Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

    November 2, 2016

    Eight conference wins in a decade. That’s all Hamline could manage in the first decade of their women’s soccer team. Their play saw them reach no higher than third to last in conference in 2001 and with women’s soccer being one of the few sports in the MIAC to retain a four-team playoff field all the way to 2013, Hamline had been shut out of the playoffs for 24 years running. With a double overtime win over Gustavus and a little help from... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore forward Arendje Louter dribbles the ball in the Piper’s dramitic 1-0 double overtime win over Gustavus.

    Cole Mayer

  • Student dig proves groundbreaking

    Student dig proves groundbreaking

    Art Solvang, Senior Reporter

    October 19, 2016

    Students were challenged to understand their skills and community in a collaborative, interdisciplinary manner with the “Dig Into Local History” event at the site of the old Simpson White House, east of Bush Library. The event was primarily hosted by the students of Associate Professor Brian Hoffman’s Anthropology 3130 class, “Excavating Hamline History.” “It was definitely a team effort,” Hoffman said. “The students took responsibility... READ MORE »»

    Students and community members dig at one of three sites near Bush Memorial Library.

    Norrin Spafford

  • Fly Ole, fly Ole home

    Fly Ole, fly Ole home

    Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

    October 12, 2016

    There really is no place like home. After an unfortunate 31-34 defeat at the hands of Carleton handed Hamline its first loss of the year, the Pipers returned to Klas Field for their homecoming game against St. Olaf last Saturday. For 60 minutes, the Piper offense marched up and down the field and the defense forced punt after punt, and the Pipers eventually pulled away from the Oles for a 34-16 victory. “It was a great feeling to win this game... READ MORE »»

    Naji al-Harby stiff-arms Ole in the first quarter of Saturday’s Homecoming game.

    Cole Mayer

Hamline heralds Hamlet into the digital age

Hamline heralds Hamlet into the digital age

Francheska Crawford Hanke, Senior Reporter

Shuffling into the theatre with the full house lights illuminating seats and stage alike, audience members look to the set as they sit to find six members of the cast already in full view. Four clustered members sit, perched on a raised wedge peering down at cell phones while two massive screens hang...  Read More »

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Head in the cloud

Sam Schild, Reporter

Over the past couple months, IT has been gradually making a transition to something called VDI, or Virtual Desktop Interface. The switch to the cloud will create a convenient environment for students and faculty alike, according to Director of Infrastructure Services Anthony Schroeder, current director...  Read More »

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DFL supporters rally together in the face of a loss

Chris Schaitberger, Reporter

Hundreds of people began to file into the Grand Ballroom of the Minneapolis downtown Hilton, anxious to watch the results come in and hopeful to celebrate with DFL party leaders. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 the Democratic Farmers Labor Party had their annual “Election Night” party. The main event...  Read More »

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Letter to the Editor: How do we move on from the presidential election?

Liam Davis Temple, First-year

I hoped that when I woke up Wednesday morning, somehow things would be different. But, you know what? They’re not. Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States...  Read More »

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Letter to the Editor: Seven reminders for comfort and hope

Mark Berkson, Religion Department Chair

To the editor: The unthinkable has happened. And now, we have no choice but to think about it. Perhaps some of you, like me, have been struck by the following fact: An...  Read More »

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Sean’s Literary Corner: Autumn demands a grim noir

Sean Hanson, Columnist

Novembers are special in Minnesota. The whole state is terrifically moody as seasonal decay takes hold of the land. Trees sputter their final orange gasps into the wind as...  Read More »

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Patton: punch lines for party lines and pain

Samuel Ketcham, Reporter

Last Friday evening a worn, tired and hungover Patton Oswalt took the stage at Mystic Lake Casino to both the displeasure and enjoyment of the middle-aged, overweight and fairly intoxicated Minnesotan crowd. The five-foot-three, ego-driven Los Angeles based comedian started the show with “what the fuck is happening?” He jumped immediately into the results of the recent...  Read More »

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Word Brew offers speed dating for books

Francheska Crawford Hanke, Senior Reporter

Inspired by band showcases, in which many different bands perform short sets under one cover charge to sample broadly, Conrad Zero, of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers, organized the first Word Brew. In 2016, the event will run for the fourth time on Nov. 20 at Acadia in Minneapolis. Since the beginning, the event’s main idea hasn’t changed from that first moment...  Read More »

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  • The Oracle’s Athletes of the Week

    Men: Justice Spriggs, Men’s Football. Completing his record-breaking season with one last gutsy performance, sophomore quarterback Justice Spriggs t...

  • Pipers plagued by mistakes

    Evangelical pastor Rick Warren said once that when in the process of a transformation, life will travel through ups and downs. Hamline’s 2016 footba...

  • Underestimate at your own risk

    The Hamline men’s basketball team’s strategy relies on being underestimated. As the 10th place men’s basketball team finisher in the MIAC confer...

  • Graves leading youthful Pipers

    Floor general and senior point guard Chloe Graves does more than just dominate the court for the women’s basketball team. Along with her four years ...

  • Pipers stop Oles cold

    Pipers stop Oles cold

The student news site of Hamline University.
The student news site of Hamline University.