The Oracle

Re: Make Good on Your Promises

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Senior Noah Tilsen rightfully pointed out some Hamline shortcomings in a Letter to the Editor published in last week’s issue of the Oracle. I have a few thoughts about the things Noah pointed out, from agreeing with his disappoi...

Too cool for school

Matt Jacquez, Columnist

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Don’t trust the weather. Weather is the canceller of plans, the forebearer of accidents, and ultimately a stressor of college life. Wherever you are, at whatever time and whatever place, you can expect the weather to come knoc...

The Minnesota Question Emerges: Who is Dayton’s Heir?

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

While the Twin Cities hummed with a medley of excited and nervous anticipation of the Super Bowl, Minnesotans prepared for the highly anticipated election year. For residents of the Hamline-Midway neighborhood, this meant that D...

Student org peddles orthodoxy

Sean Hansen, Senior Columnist

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I am not a religious man. My personal history with religion is a turbulent one, fraught with issues stemming from my distaste for religious institutions and the baggage of their dogma. But spiritual contentment is not reached thro...

Spreading love, the other 364 days of the year

Hannah Bubser, Senior Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Childhood was the best time to experience Valentine’s Day. I clearly remember carving a square slot in a Cocoa Krispies box and carefully cutting out hearts of pastel paper for decoration. Each one was strategically placed on...

How much does the president make?

Brianna Skidlum, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Since 2001, the president of the U.S. has made $400,000 a year. That isn’t including the $50,000 annual expense account, $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 strictly for entertainment. 569,000 taxpayer dollars go to ...

Up in the air

Bree Carey, Reporter

December 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Passing by the overhang next to Giddens Alumni Learning Center (GLC) to get to my next class, I, like many others, did anything to avoid the vice that gripped the throat of anyone in the area. In the winter months, students and...

Talking ’bout my (first) generation

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As finals week draws nearer and nearer, so does my inherent ability to have crippling anxiety the entire month beforehand. I can  firmly say that every student can relate. But not every parent can. Being a first-genera...

How success is fabricated and propagated

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"I am having fun. I'm enjoying it. We're accomplishing a lot. Your stock market is at an all-time high,” President Trump told a Forbes reporter in October of this year, referencing reports published on the economy in August. "Your...

Remembrances of a lone Republican

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columinst

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I remember the morning after. I was in a fairly good mood, although my eyes were heavy, laden with the regret I hadn’t slept more. I had been awake until almost three in the morning, waiting to hear him speak. I remember flip...

Think before you chew

Matt Jacquez, Columinst

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

People are naturally obsessed with waste. Not wasting time. Not wasting freedom. Not wasting money. That's especially true with the average college student: deep into student debt and stress, we can't afford to waste anything....

Introspection in the Echo of a Historic Day

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

St. Paul made history on Nov. 7th with the election of Melvin Carter to its mayoral seat. Carter will be the first African American to serve in the office’s 163-year history. It exists as an intensely personal landmark in the storie...

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