The Oracle

Book review: “Fire and Fury”

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Somewhere in an eastern swamp the President of the United States is likely sputtering in rage onto his bedside Big Mac as a result of the latest news cycle revelations. Yes, I say bedside. Among the several dietary habits whic...

Alienation and mythology

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last week my colleague Chloe McElmury authored an op-ed titled “Appropriation and Alienation”, which explored the connotations of the Hamline community’s treatment of a student who had worn a Native American headdress as ...

Little Earth shootings; it’s time you hear about them

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On the evening of Oct. 9 2017, just before 11 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was shot in the head, fortunately not killing him, but giving him brain damage that he will live with for life. There were three shootings on that night, with i...

How the Alt-Right functions and draws others in

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

April 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last year a number of letters, posts and rumors swirled about social media and the internet at large alleging that the loose, anti-Trump coalition ‘Antifa’ were planning a revolution. A coup d'etat on 4 Nov 2017 was to tak...

Our system (might be) broken

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

April 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Look at where you are standing. Look at where you just picked up this copy of The Oracle. More likely than not, you are on Hamline’s campus. A college campus. You are inhabiting a space that, without the education system, woul...

Go ahead, take a break

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A close friend of mine told me over a steaming cup of coffee that she is headed to Amsterdam over spring break. She is traveling alone. She bought an industrial size backpack and does not have a return flight booked yet. She h...

Identity politics and the Hamline community

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When junior Christopher Holmes started his Hamline journey three years ago, he was told when with Pride BSA that he couldn’t both be gay and also Black - that if he wanted to be anybody or do anything during his time here, ...

Weighing the merits of single life

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Spring break is almost upon us, and so is the moment when students must finalize housing plans for next year. And that means you can finally dump that roommate who snores too loudly, or eats your mother’s homemade cookies (Je...

Candidates hustle for HUSC office

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It is election season again, the time when photoshopped posters advertise HUSC candidates in dorms, offices and by classrooms across campus. The time to elect a new Hamline University Student Congress (HUSC) president and vice-presi...

You take that back!

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I do not like to use the term “guilty pleasure,” but if I had one it would be ABC’s The Bachelor. If you have never seen it, it is a reality show about the quest for never-ending love (however, most of the time the couple...

Disadvantages of living off campus

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I have only lived on-campus for one semester. I quickly moved off-campus and am now living in my second shared house, in which I live with other students from Hamline. I pay a few hundred a month for rent, and then a few hundre...

Breaking the silence, breaking the stigma

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columnist

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Being honest with someone can be hard. Being honest about your mental health? That’s a whole different ball game. I haven’t been one to shy away from speaking openly about feeling depressed or anxious. During my first yea...

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