The Oracle

You take that back!

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I do not like to use the term “guilty pleasure,” but if I had one it would be ABC’s The Bachelor. If you have never seen it, it is a reality show about the quest for never-ending love (however, most of the time the couple...

Disadvantages of living off campus

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I have only lived on-campus for one semester. I quickly moved off-campus and am now living in my second shared house, in which I live with other students from Hamline. I pay a few hundred a month for rent, and then a few hundre...

Breaking the silence, breaking the stigma

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columnist

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Being honest with someone can be hard. Being honest about your mental health? That’s a whole different ball game. I haven’t been one to shy away from speaking openly about feeling depressed or anxious. During my first yea...

Stress in retrospect

Matt Jacquez, Columnist

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I wish I had been slapped silly a year ago amidst the preparation for college. In place of a physical smackdown, I was struck with the tenacious jaws of the college admissions process, intimidated with the evil, scrutinizing eye...

We’re feeling the burn

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I like to make myself coffee in the mornings. Recently, I have noticed that there are always a few grounds that find their way into my mug. I take a sip and find myself with loose granules in my teeth or sticking to the back o...

Misconceptions with humanities

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There are myths about majoring in the humanities that often make people afraid to pursue degrees in things like art history, English , philosophy, religion, languages, and many other studies. These myths claim things that are neg...

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 Hanson, 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 ...

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