Grappling their way back: After going 4-15 in dual matches last season, the SJU wrestling team improved to 6-5 this year. Their regional meet is Feb. 25.

By Brandon Spratt - bspratt001@csbsju.edu Coming off what he says is a disappointing 2016 season, Teddy Erickson and the SJU wrestling team set high expectations for 2017. "Our goal at the beginning of the season was to qualify all 10 guys (to the Division III...
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50 Years of MPR: Garrison Keillor to perform at CSB

By Meredith Jarchow - mgjarchow@csbsju.edu  and Katarina Podewils - khpodewils@csbsju.edu Few students may know that Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) first aired in Collegeville on Jan. 22, 1967 as KSJR Radio, the St. John’s radio station at the time. Fewer may know that...
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Cribbage bringing people together: St. John’s alumnus hosts annual cribbage tournament at Jax Cafè in Minneapolis to keep alumnae connected

By Greta Schleif - gmschleif@csbsju.edu Cribbage is a game of skill, luck, friends and beer. It’s also a game that brings together Bennies and Johnnies of all ages at the annual Twin Cities BoDiddley Classic Cribbage Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place...
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News

SBS provides free feminine items

By Marisela Weber - weber001@csbsju.edu The CSB Senate now supplies feminine pads and tampons in women’s bathrooms for free—no strings attached. St. Ben’s Senate implemented their free feminine hygiene products campaign at SJU in order to create peace of mind for...
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Students demand inclusivity on campuses

By Samuel Butterfass - spbutterfass@csbsju.edu After a six-second video of Johnnies chanting "build that wall" on the Link surfaced on Facebook, a group of students brought the schools’ sense of community into question. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the same day that dual...
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50 Years of MPR: Garrison Keillor to perform at CSB

By Meredith Jarchow - mgjarchow@csbsju.edu  and Katarina Podewils - khpodewils@csbsju.edu Few students may know that Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) first aired in Collegeville on Jan. 22, 1967 as KSJR Radio, the St. John’s radio station at the time. Fewer may know that...
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First stipends awarded from Center for Ethical Leadership in Action

By Karina Mata - kamata@csbsju.edu Five Bennies were accepted into the first cohort for the Center for Ethical Leadership in Action. Juniors Nomin Angarag, Theng Yeng Xiong, Padra Xiong, sophomore Lucy Dornbach and first-year Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan will receive...
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CSB/SJU Joint Senate Update: 2/17/2017

By Gabe Hance - gwhance@csbsju.edu The CSB/SJU joint Senate meeting, on Feb. 13, began with SJU President Michael Hemesath speaking about the incident on the Link two weeks ago. He encouraged students to engage in respectful and uncomfortable learning environments in...
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St. Joseph’s new government building brings innovative changes

By Laura Precourt - lrprecourt@csbsju.edu  and Samuel Butterfass - spbutterfass@csbsju.edu The first project of many planned for the city of St. Joseph has been completed. This past Monday, the new St. Joseph Government Center officially opened its doors. With their...
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Refugee Awareness Week educates on crisis

By Sydney Haglund - slhaglund@csbsju.edu Refugee Awareness Week held events aimed at educating students about the refugee crisis. Motivation for this event came after President Donald Trump’s recent executive order to ban immigrants, refugees, green card holders and...
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Variety

Brew Log: Spilled Grain offers diversity of craft brews

By Joseph Mahowald - jrmahowald@csbsju.edu and Kyle Olson - kaolson@csbsju.edu Hello friends and welcome back to another edition of the Brew Log. We are building off of last week’s article where we highlighted a Johnnie brewery, Fulton Brewing Company. This week we...
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A history of protests at CSB/SJU

By Stephanie Haeg - schaeg@csbsju.edu In light of the recent discussions about on-campus protests, I thought it might be worth taking a look at CSB/SJU’s long and illustrious tradition of student protests. Protests are as much of a campus tradition as the Chapel Walk...
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Cribbage bringing people together: St. John’s alumnus hosts annual cribbage tournament at Jax Cafè in Minneapolis to keep alumnae connected

By Greta Schleif - gmschleif@csbsju.edu Cribbage is a game of skill, luck, friends and beer. It’s also a game that brings together Bennies and Johnnies of all ages at the annual Twin Cities BoDiddley Classic Cribbage Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place...
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Brew Log: Zesty blonde ale brewed by SJU graduates

By Joseph Mahowald - jrmahowald@csbsju.edu and Kyle Olson - kaolson@csbsju.edu This week we are turning our attention to a Johnnie brewery that has become a major player in the Twin Cities brewery scene. Fulton Brewing Company is located in Minneapolis and has grown...
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Setbacks and successes: Students cope with injuries and discover new interests

By Megan O’Connor - mkoconnor@csbsju.edu The road to recovery can be long and exhasting. For people with injuries, putting one foot in front of the other can be one of the most difficult tasks—especially if the injuries aren’t visible to those around them. Seniors...
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Sports

Injury challenges Blazers: CSB pushes toward playoffs without Newton

By Megan Dierberger - mldierberger@csbsju.edu The St. Ben’s basketball team faced a drastic change when senior point guard Alison Newton injured her left shoulder during the Augsburg game on Feb. 8. Newton is out for the rest of the season and will get an MRI during...
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CSB track and field prepares for indoor

By Megan Toninato - mmtoninato@csbsju.edu With just one meet to go before the MIAC indoor championships, the CSB track and field team is pushing their way to the top of the conference before the outdoor season begins. The Blazers held a home meet at SJU on Feb. 11,...
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Grappling their way back: After going 4-15 in dual matches last season, the SJU wrestling team improved to 6-5 this year. Their regional meet is Feb. 25.

By Brandon Spratt - bspratt001@csbsju.edu Coming off what he says is a disappointing 2016 season, Teddy Erickson and the SJU wrestling team set high expectations for 2017. "Our goal at the beginning of the season was to qualify all 10 guys (to the Division III...
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Johnnies top 4 in a tough MIAC

By Drew Schoenbauer - aaschoenbauer@csbsju.edu The SJU basketball team has had quite the rollercoaster of a season. The team has had some close wins and tough losses, but they’re still seated toward the top of the conference. They are currently sitting in fourth place...
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SJU track and field begins year with win

By Brandon Spratt - bspratt001@csbsju.edu SJU track and field had a successful season in 2016, but senior Paul Kohner thinks this season could be better. "I think there’s a little bit of chatter going on about an outdoor conference championship," said Kohner, who runs...
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Opinion/Editorial

Reader’s Letter: President’s letter reflects inconsistency about stances

Dear Editor, I find it disheartening and unsatisfactory that we have a President telling his student body that he "does not feel it is [his] right or the University’s right to speak for individuals on political or social issues," when he has clearly allowed the...
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Opinion: Truth is not as easy or one-sided as communicated by social media

By Luke VanOverbeke - lmoverbeke@csbsju.edu What happened on the Link two weeks ago undoubtedly shattered any notion of the 2016 election as a distant reality. It isn’t however the incident itself that concerned me most, but the nature of the conversation that took...
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Our View: The editors’ romance tips

“Our view” is prepared by the Executive board and should be considered the institutional voice of The Record Megan Flynn, Editor-in-Chief – m1flynn@csbsju.edu Hope Mueller, Managing Editor – hpmueller@csbsju.edu Ellen Bartyzal, Managing Editor – eabartyzal@csbsju.edu...
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Reader’s Letter: MDI letter to the editor tries to create a “real” Johnnie

Dear Editor, A letter from the Men’s Development Institute in The Record’s last edition troubled me, it described the Link incident as not "real" Johnnie behavior. This sounds like an attempt to disregard the event and join in the usual chorus reciting how a Johnnie...
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Opinion: Institutions should support students’ bravery, courage

By Abdirizak Jama - aijama@csbsju.edu Our community is bleeding. Harm has been inflicted on this community that sent shock waves through us all. It was disheartening to watch the students that were chanting divisive words on the Saturday night [Feb. 4] Link bus. This...
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