The Oracle

Why First-Year programming matters

Hanna Bubser, Senior Collumnist

September 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Transferring to Hamline – myth vs. reality

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

April 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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