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The Oracle

The student news site of Hamline University.

The Oracle

The student news site of Hamline University.

The Oracle

The art of peaceful student protest
The art of peaceful student protest
Sabine Benda May 9, 2024

As finals week begins, an ongoing encampment of student protestors on Old Main’s lawn set a precedent for peaceful protesting amidst hostile...

Letter from the editors
Letter from the editors
The Editorial Board May 9, 2024

Dear everyone, The community of people who make up Hamline University is always changing....

Athletics stability key to vitality of campus
Athletics stability key to vitality of campus
Cathryn Salis, csalis01@hamline.edu • May 9, 2024

Both basketball programs made waves across campus early this semester with runs to the playoffs...

Protestors on the Old Main lawn cheered as SFJ organizers including June Gromis (left) walked toward Anderson Center for their meeting with President Kathleen Murray and Board of Trustees Chair Ellen Watters.
Encampment continues following Murray, Watters meeting
Sabine Benda April 30, 2024

Hamline Students for Justice (SFJ) leadership met with President Kathleen Murray...

Letter to the Editor - Patrick Hueller and Irina Makarevitch
Letter to the Editor - Patrick Hueller and Irina Makarevitch
April 29, 2024

Dear Hamline Community, For many of us, choosing sides in the Israeli-Palestinian...

Pro-Palestinian protestors exited Old Main after their 29 hour long occupation of the building. June Gromis took the megaphone to declare to everyone on Old Main lawn that they received their requests and will be meeting with Hamline Administration to further discuss their demands. Students from left to right: Genavieve Billiet, Ivy Evrard, June Gromis, Clare Friar and Lydia Meier.
Old Main occupation moved to front lawn
Sabine Benda and Cathryn Salis April 27, 2024

After over 29 uncertain hours, negotiations between student protestors occupying...

From left to right: June Gromis, Clare Friar, Ivy Evrard, Lydia Meier and Zach Linkous (not pictured) occupied the provost office starting at 1:30 p.m. on Apr. 26. By the time of publication protestors were still inside.
Pro-Palestinian protestors occupy Old Main - Photo Story
Sabine Benda April 26, 2024
At 1 p.m. on Apr. 26, six pro-Palestine student protestors entered Old Main — Hamline's primary administrative building — with the intention to occupy the space until their demands were met. The protestors' demands included transparency regarding Hamline's investments, and divesting from corporations that supported Israel; a meeting with either President Kathleen Murray, a representative of the president or a Board of Trustees member; and for President Murray to make a statement condemning Israel's occupation in Gaza. From closest on left: Zach Linkous, June Gromis, Genavieve Billiet, Lydia Meier, Ivy Evrard and Clare Friar.
Student protestors occupy Old Main
Student protestors occupy Old Main
Cathryn Salis, Sabine Benda, and Ben Rosenberg April 26, 2024

Following actions on college campuses across the country, Hamline students have begun...

HUSC Happenings
HUSC Happenings
Cal Athmann April 24, 2024

While the sun shone and a slight breeze blew outside, the Hamline Undergraduate Student...

Stolen land, empty words
Stolen land, empty words
Alex Bailey, Junior News Editor • April 23, 2024

Throughout American history, Indigenous communities have been ostracized and marginalized...

Dr. David Ford, co-creator of scriptural reasoning, gave the keynote speech at the Mahle Lecture series, offering insight as to how both individuals and religious groups can find connection and empathy regardless of religious beliefs.
Building community through scriptural reasoning
Alex Bailey, Junior News Editor • April 23, 2024

The annual Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought series took place on April...

Junior Emma Marsland with her parter, Augsburg student Travis Alajoki, at the induction ceremony. Marsland is a first generation student from Ashland, Wis. studying Criminology and Criminal Justice.
The new college Tri
Sabine Benda, News Editor • April 23, 2024

First generation students were inducted into the new Hamline chapter of Alpha Alpha...

Native storytelling fuels conversation
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Native storytelling fuels conversation
March 26, 2024

March’s Community Conversation featured four Native American writers; Halee Kirkwood, Anthony Ceballos, Diane Wilson and Art Coulson, who shared...

Coach Hayes and company meet during a timeout in a thrilling MIAC title game where the Pipers fell by just one point.
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Reliving the Pipers' best season in four decades
February 29, 2024

The Pipers men’s basketball squad wrapped up their season this past weekend, signifying a new era of Piper basketball. The Starting five of...

A reflection on Black History Month
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A reflection on Black History Month
February 29, 2024

Black history is a fascinating and intricate tapestry woven with threads of resilience, triumph, and inspiration. It spans centuries and continents,...

Faculty Spotlight: Mike Reynolds
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Faculty Spotlight: Mike Reynolds
February 29, 2024

Through consistent, thorough and rigorous involvement with Hamline and the Midway community, Mike Reynolds has cemented himself as an influential...

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