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  • Can Can Wonderland: a place for everyone

    Can Can Wonderland: a place for everyone

    Karissa Thomson, Reporter

    March 15, 2017

    Containing two bars, an 18-hole mini-golf course, two stages that host a variety of performances and a restaurant, Can Can Wonderland received the “Best of the Cities Minnesota Monthly” award in 2016. After being designed and created by local artists, Can Can Wonderland claims to be “the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota,” focusing on being an “economic engine for the arts.” While the artistic touch can be see...

    Many of the holes have a mechanical aspect: “State Fair” has a fully functional miniature ferris wheel, complete with neon lights.

    Jasmine Lee, Senior Photographer

  • Another one fights the dust

    Another one fights the dust

    Elena Deeter, News Editor

    March 15, 2017

    Faculty and staff received a less-than-welcome surprise last month when they opened their inboxes to find that Margaret Tungseth, Vice President for Finance and Administration, had emailed them with a new implementation. On Feb.1, Tungseth informed faculty and staff that the custodial workers would no longer take out their garbage and recycling bins or vacuum their offices; instead they would have to clean their own offices. The plan was created by t...

    Amber Osmonson, Illustrator

  • Allah-Las determined to be different

    Allah-Las determined to be different

    Franki Hanke, Senior Reporter

    March 12, 2017

    Determined to break out of the mold as a throwback to 60s age garage bands, Allah-Las introduced unique instruments into their most recent album blending violin, harpsichord and Mellotron sounds into their music for their current tour coming to Minneapolis on Mar. 14. “I think that one of the reasons we started to incorporate new instruments into our albums is that after our first record people—journalists in particular— liked to pigeonhole u...

    The band members of Allah-Las. From left to right: Pedrum Siadatian, Matthew Correia, Miles Michaud and Spencer Dunham.

    Courtesy of Laura-Lynn Petrick

  • Amplifying Hamline’s recording studio

    Amplifying Hamline’s recording studio

    Elena Deeter, News Editor

    March 12, 2017

    The recording studio has been under the jurisdiction of Hamline Theatre’s sound shop for a while. The studio is located in the basement of Bush Library. It has been quietly used over the years, but Noah Topliff wants the recording studio to be seen as a resource of which any Hamline student can take advantage. Topliff, a sound technician at Hamline University’s Theatre is passionate about the recording studio. He explained all of its inner wor...

    Noah Topliff in the recording studio.

    Elena Deeter, News Editor

A snapshot of Hamline’s Women’s Day

A snapshot of Hamline’s Women’s Day

Jasmine Lee, Senior Photographer

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Faith responds to trauma and illness

Faith responds to trauma and illness

Blake Butenhoff and Shelby St. Pierre

The themes of afterlife, trauma and resurrection were just a few of the overlapping topics from last Tuesday’s ninth annual Mahle Lecture, which found the theology portion of Hamline’s campus abuzz with religious zeal at the keynote address held within Sundin Music Hall. The room was filled wit...

March 15No Comments

Graduating with honors

Madelaine Formica, Reporter

In the class of 2017, nine students are graduating with Honors. Eight to thirteen students graduate with University Honors a year. Students may apply for the Honors Program in their first or second year at Hamline. These students have to accomplish four requirements to complete Hamline’s Honors Progra...

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Be careful, look both ways

Be careful, look both ways

Hanna Bubser, Columnist

One of the major selling points of Hamline is the benefit of having few streets to cross throughout campus. Overall, this statement is true. The majority of our campus is...

March 15No Comments

What is the collegiate concept of home?

What is the collegiate concept of home?

Chloe McElmury, Columnist

It’s not uncommon for college students to move from year to year. Some might move off campus into a house with friends. Some could stay on campus their whole college car...

March 15No Comments

Vacuum Gate: Editorial Cartoon

Vacuum Gate: Editorial Cartoon

Amber Osmonson, Illustrator

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Professionally speaking

Alyxandra Sego, Reporter

Peter Kenar is a Chicago based sculpture artist whose artwork revolves around a theme of pseudo-religious narratives and mythical aspects. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he currently works with Methods and Materials, where he installs some of the largest sculptures in the country on behalf of internationally renowned artists. Kenar earned his MFA in scul...

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A night of music and spoken word

Alyxandra Sego, Reporter

Though poetry and music are often said to have similar qualities, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Kelly Krebs and the Hamline University Poetry Slam team still surprised audiences with their Mar. 3 performances. Krebs’ composition, “Not Waving, But Drowning” began as a series of five poems by British poet Stevie Smith. After a year and a half, it was adapted to ...

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  • Goals of the present and future

    Blowing teams out is good. Beating them in close games is even better. Hamline’s women’s lacrosse team has done both so far this season as they ha...

  • Playing for keeps against the North(land)

    Hamline women’s softball team demands attention. On Mar. 9, the Pipers began their season with a doubleheader against Northland College. “Before...

  • Weekly MIAC round-up: As of March 15

    Lacrosse vs. Northland, 22-3 W vs. Cornell, 17-2 W vs. Dubuque, 8-3 W Learning how to bounce back from defeat is key for any team looking to beco...

  • Try, try, try something new

    Hamline’s women’s gymnastics team does not believe in missed opportunities. As a result they are constantly pushing themselves to compete in new e...

  • Weekly MIAC round-up, March 8

    Baseball vs. UW-Stout, 2-1 W, 1-6 L The Pipers headed indoors for their first “home” games of the season as they took on the University of Wisc...

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