CSB/SJU professor elected to State Senate

By Emmett [email protected] After months of struggling to find middle ground in the country’s only divided legislature, the race in District 14 for the Minnesota State Senate was widely recognized as one of the most pivotal races in the state. With 100% of...

Q and A with CSB Interim President

By Katie [email protected] Interim President Laurie Hamen has spent nearly half of a year with CSB so far after taking on the role this past summer. Hamen started this position during a truly unusual time, as her duties began in the midst of the pandemic....

Administration expands post-Thanksgiving break options

MOLLY PULTS •[email protected] HCC turned into a free community COVID-19 testing site on Nov. 18. By Margaret [email protected] This past week, administration requested that students fill out forms by Nov. 20, detailing their plans for the rest of...

Students work together to protect Native lands

By Jonathan [email protected] Ted Gordon is leading a group of students to address the debt our institutions owe to local indigenous peoples. Backed by the Mellon Grant, Gordon and the team work with Jamie Arsenault, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer...

News

Environmental Column |COVID-19 impacting Eco-House, sustainable living prevails

By Will [email protected] A treasure. An art museum. A welcoming home filled with legacy, community and sustainability. To Jon Trude, this is Marmion, one of the two all-encompassing Eco-Houses at SJU. As COVID-19 runs rampant, both sustainable communities...

IWL creates HERstory time capsule

By Melissa [email protected] The Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) focuses on the empowerment and support of Bennies, and all women and non-binary people. So far this semester IWL has created podcasts, series on sexual health, voting efforts, workshops and...

Johnnies organize coat drive

WILL SCHWINGHAMMER • [email protected] seniors Thomas Gee-Hoover (left) and Tanner Dufault (right) organize a coat drive to help people who are facing homelessness after a powerful clinical experience. By Melissa [email protected] In the past month, senior...

Joint Senate Update | Senates fund sexual assault prevention grant, student activities

By Tess [email protected] The St. Ben’s and St. John’s Senates met in a joint meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 via Zoom. First, executive board members of JEC and SALD presented to the Senate about what events they have held, how they plan them and their...

CSB/SJU professor elected to State Senate

By Emmett [email protected] After months of struggling to find middle ground in the country’s only divided legislature, the race in District 14 for the Minnesota State Senate was widely recognized as one of the most pivotal races in the state. With 100% of...

Q and A with CSB Interim President

By Katie [email protected] Interim President Laurie Hamen has spent nearly half of a year with CSB so far after taking on the role this past summer. Hamen started this position during a truly unusual time, as her duties began in the midst of the pandemic....

Administration expands post-Thanksgiving break options

MOLLY PULTS •[email protected] HCC turned into a free community COVID-19 testing site on Nov. 18. By Margaret [email protected] This past week, administration requested that students fill out forms by Nov. 20, detailing their plans for the rest of...

Variety

Music Review | Tkay Maidza exhibits colossal versatility on Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2

By Matthew [email protected] Takudzwa Victoria Rosa “Tkay” Maidza is a Zimbabwean-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper. On her third project “Last Year Was Weird, Vol.2”, Tkay Maidza bolsters her discography with an incredible follow up to...

CSB students relay positive news happening in the midst of COVID-19

By Karis Knoff, Jane Koll, Aubrey Walter and Margaret [email protected]@[email protected]@csbsju.edu TAYLOR NOTSCH • [email protected] This week, we wanted to bring a bit of positivity to the News Pages. During these trying...

CSB artist captures personality through photography

By Amelia [email protected] “It doesn’t matter if you speak Italian or Portuguese or Spanish or Chinese; art is that single-most way to speak,” says Madelynn Mocol, a senior at St. Ben’s. She’s an artist with a plethora of works, even one of which is...

CSB student sets up in farmer’s market

Photo courtesy of Mckenzie Blane By Sarah [email protected] In the midst of COVID-19, the feeling of utter disengagement is familiar and even comforting to many. However, the St. Joseph Winter Market provides an opportunity to safely engage in and...

Bake a simple and seasonal pumpkin bread recipe

TAYLOR NOTSCH • [email protected] By Abby [email protected] Ingredients: • ¾ cup butter (softened)• 1 can of pumpkin pie filling (15 ounces)• 1 cup brown sugar• 1 cup granulated sugar• 2 eggs• ½ teaspoon cinnamon• ½ teaspoon nutmeg• A pinch of ginger• A...

Sports

Bennie Athletics | Heying named Faculty Athletic Representative

By Owen [email protected] This will be Emily Heying’s first year serving as CSB faculty athletics representative. Each campus has a faulty athletics representative and they are responsible for various tasks. “Faculty athletcis representatives work with...

Bennie Cross Country | CSB Cross Country names captains

By Jake [email protected] Seniors Jo Merten and Jena Wachowiak recently wrapped up a CSB Cross Country season that saw them named captains of the team, a role which has only become more important as teams search for stability in a time filled with...

Bennie Feature | Maddie Schmitz redefines a student-athlete

PHOTO COURTESY OF MADDIE SCHMITZ. By Paul [email protected] CSB senior Maddie Schmitz has taken on a lot of responsibility the past four years. She not only plays for the CSB Basketball team, but she also is the announcer for the softball and volleyball...

Johnnie Football | SJU Football holds annual fundraiser

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BACKESStudent representatives/athletes take a photo with the St. Jude statue in Memphis, TN.PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BACKESIn 2018, an event honored four student-athletes who raised the most money on the football team. By Jacob...

Johnnie Athletics | Athletic teams halt due to spike in COVID-19 cases

By Jake [email protected] As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States, disruption has become synonymous with normalcy. No one understands this better than SJU Athletic Director Bob Alpers, who is currently navigating a pause in...

Opinion/Editorial

Our View | Administration must take more active lead, address most relevant concerns

Emmett AdamOpinion/Editorial [email protected] CulhaneManaging Editor [email protected] [email protected] Between March 13 and Aug. 31, there was one thing on many students’ minds: returning home to the CSB/SJU...

Opinion | Community set up for inclusivoty failure from the get-go

By Sydney [email protected] St. Ben’s and St. John’s were founded by the monastic community in a very different time than today, back in 1931 and 1857 respectively. The idea of being a “women’s” college and a “men’s” college did not come from a place of...

Opinion | Campus should be tolerant and accepting of everyone

By Isabelle [email protected] Right off the bat, I want to salute Suntina Spehar, Emma Stromberg and Sam Black for their wit and eloquence in their articles challenging discrimination. Despite our similar principles, each of their works pushed me to...

Opinion | Seek out practical and political ways to love

By Kaylee [email protected] This past Sunday, I decided to use my extra daylight savings hour to read The Record before church. When I got to the Opinion section, I was surprised to see the comments in Megan Redalen’s piece. I got angrier as I read,...

Opinion | Res Life rules need an exception

By Daniel [email protected] As with most opinions, this opinion piece started out as a half-baked rant and has now morphed into a three-quarters baked hot take. As daring as my opinion is, I still felt a moral obligation to spread its controversial and...

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