Photo by Ali Everts. Concordia track and field pole vaulters Erik Olson and Levi Bachmeier at a recent practice. Olson broke a school height record that had stood for 30 years. Olson’s new record is 15-05.25.

Pole vaulting record falls

MIAC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week senior pole vaulter Erik Olson broke Concordia’s 30-year height record for the second time in his career as a Cobber athlete. Olson broke the existing […]


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    Students brave weather at Andes Tower Hills

    The weather forecast was incorrect about the temperatures on Saturday, Feb. 2. had predicted temperatures to be in the twenties, a hopeful prospect for the twenty- one snowboarders and […]

  • Graphic by Emilie Bowman.

    Talking about China

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  • Graphic by Emilie Bowman.

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    Concordia’s speech team has been inviting some new members to its practices–high school students. Joe Kennedy, one of the team coaches, is putting a fresh spin on the weekly political […]

  • Graphic by Emilie Bowman.

    A cynic’s joy

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  • Photo by Jordan Elton. Students were asked to sign a petition and decorate a water droplet for display in the Knutson campus center.

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  • Graphic by Emilie Bowman.

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    Band returns

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