The Oracle

Transferring to Hamline – myth vs. reality

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When a student is looking to transfer to Hamline, they can go to the school’s website, scroll over to the admissions tab, click on ‘Transfer’ and read about all of the resources and tools available to them. “At Hamlin...

Seniors endure their swan song

Sean Hanson, Senior Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Snow melts from the parking lots. The HU Senior Team sends yet another notice about getting Commencement Tickets. We all delete the new Inside Hamline email. The end of the semester is at hand. The finish line manifests i...

Hanging on Trump’s cross of iron

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Merely a few hours after over one hundred missiles struck three targets in Syria on Apr. 13, President Trump took to Twitter with an unabashed “Mission Accomplished!” – the parallel assumably being lost between his statemen...

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...

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