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Head in the cloud

Sam Schild, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under News

Over the past couple months, IT has been gradually making a transition to something called VDI, or Virtual Desktop Interface. The switch to the cloud will create a convenient environment for students and faculty alike, according...

DFL supporters rally together in the face of a loss

Chris Schaitberger, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under News

Hundreds of people began to file into the Grand Ballroom of the Minneapolis downtown Hilton, anxious to watch the results come in and hopeful to celebrate with DFL party leaders. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 the Democratic Farmers...

Vaughn down to jam

Madelaine Formica, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under News

For the past three years, senior Cody Vaughn has been cultivating his rapping career at Hamline. Performing at nearly 50 gigs, including one in London in July of 2016, Vaughn is setting his sights on Winter Wonder Jam. “I...

Ribbon cutting ties up old issues

Courtney Yokes, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under News

After the shocking results of this year’s election, Hamline was pleased to open the new Center for Justice and Law, which took place in West Hall, an environment for students of all majors to collaborate and work on issues in...

The Oracle’s Athletes of the Week

November 25, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men: Justice Spriggs, Men’s Football. Completing his record-breaking season with one last gutsy performance, sophomore quarterback Justice Spriggs threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns in Hamline’s 14-17 season finale loss t...

Pipers plagued by mistakes

Josh Dungan, Sports Editor

November 25, 2016

Filed under Sports

Evangelical pastor Rick Warren said once that when in the process of a transformation, life will travel through ups and downs. Hamline’s 2016 football season went through plenty of ups and downs over the course of its 10 games. Counting...

Underestimate at your own risk

Rebecca Higgins, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Hamline men’s basketball team’s strategy relies on being underestimated. As the 10th place men’s basketball team finisher in the MIAC conference returns, they are ready to surprise opponents in their first games against...

Graves leading youthful Pipers

Arianna Valenzuela-Zazueta, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Filed under Sports

Floor general and senior point guard Chloe Graves does more than just dominate the court for the women’s basketball team. Along with her four years in the team, she dedicates her time in her studies. Like most students who participate...

Letter to the Editor: How do we move on from the presidential election?

Liam Davis Temple, First-year

November 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I hoped that when I woke up Wednesday morning, somehow things would be different. But, you know what? They’re not. Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America. Accept it. If Hillary Clinton can call Donald...

Letter to the Editor: Seven reminders for comfort and hope

Mark Berkson, Religion Department Chair

November 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

To the editor: The unthinkable has happened. And now, we have no choice but to think about it. Perhaps some of you, like me, have been struck by the following fact: An immature, unstable, uninformed, impulsive man is now the...

Sean’s Literary Corner: Autumn demands a grim noir

Sean Hanson, Columnist

November 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Novembers are special in Minnesota. The whole state is terrifically moody as seasonal decay takes hold of the land. Trees sputter their final orange gasps into the wind as it shakes their fiery canopies loose, casting leaves to...

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