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Football games and coming out stories

Emily Brown, Columnist

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

National Coming Out Day has been on Oct. 11 since 1988, and it is a time for the LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate who they are. A lot of times, especially on college campuses, Coming Out Day becomes Coming Out Week, and there are...

More than costumes, pumpkins and candy

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columnist

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It can be hard leaving someone who says they love you, even when you question it. My partner’s behavior started as just emotional manipulation and eventually led to physical abuse. At the time, I was afraid to leave. It’s...

A house without a home(coming)

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Remember in high school when alumni would come back for the homecoming football game? Yeah, me neither. Homecoming in high school was a completely different world. In my town, it was mostly celebrated by current students- without...

All of my heroes buy Nike

Andy Stec, Senior Collumnist

October 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism,” Mark Fisher lamented in Capitalist Realism. He was speaking of the modern motif of equating a dominant economic system with ‘Reality’ itself. To thi...

Does college turn students into atheists?

Alyxandra Sego, Collumnist

October 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Before I came to college, I was a Christian, homeschooled teenager. I grew up hopping from one church to another because all the Evangelical churches were too “contemporary” for my very religious mother, and all of the traditional...

HUSC launching campaign to feed all students

Emily Brown, reporter

October 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When Steve Anderson told me HUSC’s current focus was making Hamline University more accessible this summer, I was astounded. I knew that Hamline wasn’t accessible even before I had to endure the stress of Piper Preview. My...

Is the wage worth it?

Chloe McElmury, Senior Collumnist

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A minimum wage increase to $15 in the city of Saint Paul isn’t in the books yet, but many believe we will have a solution shortly. Advocates for the increase include Mayor Melvin Carter, who said in a statement he is “committed...

A matter of convenience?

Hanna Bubser, Senior Collumnist

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One thing that is unarguable is the price. The unlimited meal plan is ticketed at $2,629.00, as listed on the dining services website. That is a decent chunk of money, and for some students it is simply not worth it. A first-year...

Making Light of a Pretty Heavy Issue

Brianna Skildum, Senior Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We’ve all seen the #brokecollegestudent meme, perhaps as we scroll through the Instagram explore page or as we browse Twitter feeds. They typically state, “You know you’re a broke college student when…”  followed by...

You will be wrong

Chloé McElmury, Senior Collumnist

September 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Move-in day 2015 was not glamorous. It was sweaty, it was anxiety-ridden. It wasn’t my new beginning or fresh start. I didn’t see it as a divine chance to reinvent myself or find new life-long friends or any of those rosy s...

Why First-Year programming matters

Hanna Bubser, Senior Collumnist

September 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

For those of you who don’t know who I am, allow me to introduce myself: my name is Hanna, and I’m a senior here at Hamline. With that in mind, let me paint a picture for you: it is a Thursday night and I am sitting on a jam-packed...

Equitable Justice or the Economics of Assault?

Andy Stec, Senior Collumnist

September 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

St. Paul teachers and Hamline students alike marched down Snelling in protest once, a year and some change ago. When current Secretary of Education Betsy Devos was first going through her congressional hearings for approval, Hamline...

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