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The student news site of Hamline University.

The Oracle

The student news site of Hamline University.

The Oracle

Anika Besst

Anika Besst, Editor in Chief

Anika (she/they) is a senior at Hamline studying theatre arts and journalism with an emphasis of

social justice. At the Oracle, Anika is the Editor in Chief and at Hamline, she is a student

ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions and she also performs in the theatre department. Anika is interested in continuing to tell the stories of the Hamline community through any and all ways the Oracle can push journalistic expectations and techniques. In her spare time, Anika enjoys watching the Jaws movies and playing with her dog, Archie. 

All content by Anika Besst

Preparing a plan to protect Pipers

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
April 25, 2023
Accessibility to Old Main is compromised
when hefty amounts of snow block the side staircases to the
front enterance.

School goes virtual for the snow storm

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2023

A return to optional masking

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
February 21, 2023
End of the year like usual

End of the year like usual

Anika Besst, News Editor
May 4, 2022

Mahle lectures: a short recap

Anika Besst, News Editor
March 22, 2022
Multi-layered masking update

Multi-layered masking update

Anika Besst, News Editor
February 9, 2022

Title IX discussion continues

Anika Besst, News Editor
December 29, 2021

Title IX discussion recap

Anika Besst, News Editor
December 29, 2021
Nathan SteevesHamline University’s Old Main houses administrative offices and staff, including President Fayneese Miller’s office.

Board of Trustees explained

Anika Besst, News Editor
November 10, 2021
Taleah Alldritt The Food Resource Center, located at the north end of the Walker Field House is available for in person shopping, as well as pickup. Fill out the google form found at @hufoodaccess on Instagram or on the Hamline website.

Instagram fallout resolved

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 27, 2021
Support however you need it

Support however you need it

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 19, 2021
An attempt at sharing is caring

An attempt at sharing is caring

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 19, 2021
Dashboard concerns

Dashboard concerns

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 8, 2021

COVID Resources: an update

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 8, 2021
Co-presidents Raina Meyer (senior) and Ruben Dominguez (junior) are HUSC’s external and internal presidents, respectively. They plan
to continue HUSC’s support of student organizations and accessibility on campus.

HUSC welcomes new year

Anika Besst, News Editor
October 6, 2021
The bishop on campus wearing a mask as a reminder to students

Pandemic update: fall 2021

Anika Besst, News Editor
August 30, 2021
Abdiraman Ali

HyVaccination at Hamline

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
May 8, 2021
Cait Quinn

Test or else: the COVID-19 way

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
March 24, 2021
Anothony RissoDrew Hall is home to about 200 of Hamline’s on campus residents.

RAs left unsure or unemployed

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
March 17, 2021

Snaps for good food, please

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
February 24, 2021
Courtesy of Grace Ryan
Current vice president Cecelia Miller (L) and president Kaia Zeigler (R) have proposed changing their HUSC positions to be co-presidents, pending the success of their resolution.

Times are a’changing at HUSC

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
February 17, 2021
Antonio Risso

Hamline sits out on liberal arts alliance

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
November 25, 2020
Antonio Risso

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the Piper way

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
November 18, 2020
Antonio RissoAs fall semester continues to approach its end, all of campus is preparing for the coming
spring semester. Professors share that their experiences have been challenging this
semester, but rewarding to see their students succeed despite global setbacks.

Professors continued pandemic prep

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
November 11, 2020

Capitalism: the arbiter of history

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020

Title IX changes for 2020

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
October 21, 2020

Covid Questions Answered

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
The bishop on campus wearing a mask as a reminder to students

College professor: pandemic edition

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Safety slogans on yard signs across campus

College student: pandemic edition

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Hamlines Old Main on a sunny day

Social distanced and sanitized welcomes

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
September 18, 2020
A painted mural of George Floyd surrounded by flowers and other gifts at the intersection of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis

MPLS businesses cutting MPD ties

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
July 10, 2020
Protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct

MPS ends MPD relationship

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
June 15, 2020
LEAP courses shift in COVID-19

LEAP courses shift in COVID-19

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
April 27, 2020
Career Q&A for graduating seniors

Career Q&A for graduating seniors

Anika Besst, Senior Reporter
April 20, 2020

Campus: A safe space?

Anika Besst, Reporter
February 26, 2020
Hamline Merit evolves

Hamline Merit evolves

Anika Besst, Reporter
November 13, 2019
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