CSB/SJU professor runs for State Senate

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIC PUTNAM Aric Putnam interacts with students at the CSB campus prior to the pandemic. By Emmett Adam and Will Schwinghammer [email protected] [email protected] Long before he had received endorsements from former President Barack Obama,...

Voting guide by political science professor

TAYLOR NOTSCH•[email protected] The Record Staff Report As of Sept. 18, Minnesota polls are already accepting early and mail-in ballots. Even before the pandemic, the 2020 election was highly anticipated. With the added dimension of pandemic precautions, including...

ROTC trains at Camp Ripley

PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA WALL •[email protected] ROTC cadets participating in an exercise in the field near Camp Ripley. These activities prepare them for their future military careers after graduation. By Margaret [email protected] This past weekend, the ROTC...

Administration cuts back on COVID-19 mitigation efforts

WESLEY KIRCHER •[email protected]/SJU students socialize in a community area of a residential dorm. By Max [email protected] CSB/SJU students found out in an email on Oct. 2 from the Office of the Presidents that some mitigation measures would...

News

125 prospective students and parents set to visit over MEA

By Kate Schiltz [email protected] This upcoming weekend, over 125 students will visit CSB/SJU with their families. The Admissions Office made the decision to allow more visitors to tour campus over the three-day MEA weekend, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 15. “We,...

Environmental Column |Climate clock in New York City warns all

By Will Matuska [email protected] On Sept. 19, the Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City’s Union Square for their Climate Week. Unlike a regular clock, this one probably will not be as useful for day to day purposes like being on time for a hot date or...

St. Ben’s Senate | Senate funds student organizations, discusses Bennie Day

By Adam Schwinghammer [email protected] The St. Ben’s Senate met on Wednesday, Oct. 14 via Zoom. First, Jack Pieper spoke to the Senate, representing Q+. Pieper requested $212.50 to fund plans for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Q+ is planning to order...

St. John’s Senate | Updates for Dining Services, alumni, grant and health initiatives

By Tess Glenzinski [email protected] The St. John’s Senate met on Monday, Oct. 12 via Zoom. First, Doug Klunk of SJU dining services presented to the Senate. He discussed the preparation put into making the dining halls safe and clean during the pandemic. A...

CSB/SJU professor runs for State Senate

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIC PUTNAM Aric Putnam interacts with students at the CSB campus prior to the pandemic. By Emmett Adam and Will Schwinghammer [email protected] [email protected] Long before he had received endorsements from former President Barack Obama,...

Voting guide by political science professor

TAYLOR NOTSCH•[email protected] The Record Staff Report As of Sept. 18, Minnesota polls are already accepting early and mail-in ballots. Even before the pandemic, the 2020 election was highly anticipated. With the added dimension of pandemic precautions, including...

ROTC trains at Camp Ripley

PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA WALL •[email protected] ROTC cadets participating in an exercise in the field near Camp Ripley. These activities prepare them for their future military careers after graduation. By Margaret [email protected] This past weekend, the ROTC...

Variety

Music review | Sylvan Esso exceeds expectations with Free Love

By Matthew Holderness [email protected] Sylvan Esso are an indie-pop duo from Durham, North Carolina. The group consists of vocalist Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. On their third album “Free Love” they continue doing what they do best: making enamoring...

New SJU sculpture garden introduces its first piece

TAYLOR NOTSCH • [email protected] The first sculpture added near Alcuin Library By William Nicolay [email protected] After several years of planning and anticipation, the first steps toward a sculpture garden in the space underneath the Learning Commons...

First theatre production premiered last week

MOLLY PULTS• [email protected] The first play of the semester, Spinning into Butter, brought social distancing for the actors to its set layout. By Benjamin Ascheman [email protected] In this age of the pandemic, many of our summer concerts and festivals have...

Music Review | Bryson Tiller returns to form on Anniversary

By Matt [email protected] Bryson Tiller is an R&B/hip-hop singer out of Louisville, Kentucky. His new album “Anniversary” dropped last Friday on the fifth anniversary of his first studio album release “Trapsoul”. On “Anniversary” Tiller reflects on the...

CSB/SJU reacts to presidential debate

By Nolan [email protected] More than 73 million people all around the world tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden. Many people who watched the debate had the opinion that...

Sports

Johnnie football | Chris Backes nominated for two awards

PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS Backes is nominated for two awards despite the fall football season being canceled. Backes has a GPA of 4.0 and is involved in the community. Jacob Gathje [email protected] While the football team may not be playing on the field,...

Bennie Swimming | Mia Sabin dives into the record books

PHOTO COURTESY OF MIA SABIN•[email protected] Mia Sabin dives in during a 2019 meet. Sabin is only a sophomore but has the fifth best three-meter dive and sixth best overall score in CSB Dive history. Nora Doyle [email protected] Sophomore Mia Sabin, a graduate...

Sports Opinion | College football players: pawns or people?

JANA JENKINS • [email protected] By Jana [email protected] College students shouldn’t be pieces on a chessboard to be moved about by the strategies of the institutions controlling them. College football became the center of debates when the time came...

CSB/SJU Swim | Swimming stays optimistic

TAYLOR NOTSCH • [email protected] CSB and SJU Swim and Dive teams are required to practice in small groups at separate times to maintain social distancing protocols. Additionally, masks are worn in the locker rooms and on the pool deck. By Grace...

Johnnie Baseball | SJU baseball makes first cuts amid pandemic

MOLLY PULTS •[email protected] practice their fundamentals and crow-hop during this weeks tryouts. By Jake [email protected] After starting last “season” 7-1 to much fanfare, Johnnie Baseball suddenly found themselves sidelined by the...

Opinion/Editorial

Our view | A liberal arts education during a time of turmoil

Will Schwinghammer Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Culhane Managing Editor [email protected] Adam Opinion/Editorial Editor [email protected] “Our View” is prepared by the Executive Board and should be considered the institutional voice of The...

Opinion | Biden’s healthcare plan lacks realistic solutions

By Nicholas Kroeten [email protected] Last week there was an opinion on the ACA, and the Biden plan for healthcare. I wanted to provide another angle to the conversation. As mentioned last week, a Joe Biden presidency has promised to enact a plan that will insure...

Opinion | Despite different methods, we are all Americans

By Jack Mehus [email protected] Over the past couple decades, the realm of politics has become increasingly polarized, to the point where many people view others with opposing viewpoints as unintelligent or even morally deficient. The political landscape has become...

Opinion | Climate change is not a matter of opinion

By Braden Orr [email protected] In case you have been living under a rock since January 2020, or have deleted your social media out of sheer exhaustion (which I completely understand), the Trump administration continues to make the news spotlight with useless daily...

Opinion | Votes elect more than the candidate

By Regan Dolezal [email protected] As voters, we are urged to consider all factors that contribute to a presidential candidate as a whole. From policy, to political history, to party affiliation, there are a plethora of variables that all intersect to create the...

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