The Oracle

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 Columnist

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

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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...

Response to ‘Transferring to Hamline’

Letter to the Editor

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We are writing to clarify some of the statements made about the Hamline curriculum in the article “Transferring to Hamline – myth vs. reality” that appeared in the April 25 edition of the Oracle. The Hamline Plan is ...

Shame on Starbucks

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

May 2, 2018

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The end of May can’t come soon enough for Starbucks and its employees to attempt to salvage its image. The recent arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks has many boycotting the chain, throwing away gift cards, and...

Hamline in retrospect

Sean Hanson, Senior Collumnist

May 2, 2018

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Hamline is a mixed bag. This may be an obvious statement, but my four years spent entrenched in the university merit a retrospective weighing of its pros and cons. On the chance that this column is bottled and flung into the Mississippi...

Singing the song of studentship

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

May 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Not too long ago, I registered to graduate. The fact that Hamline has us apply for graduation a year before the actual ceremony does a number on my anxiety, but I bit my tongue and did it anyway. When I received an email confirming...

The Reflection in the Mirror

Matt Jacquez, Senior Collumnist

May 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My name is Allahmath. I insisted differently on my first day here. It’s a weird name —  without fail it invites a series of “whats” and “come agains” and “whys.” My pre-college days were full of mispronunciations...

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