SJU junior turns yearlong dream into an eight book series

By Ellen Bartyzal [email protected] Imagine having a dream where you can’t control a thing. You are placed in an apocalyptic world and vividly witness the experiences of people suffering at the world’s end. It plays like a movie—you are there but you can’t...
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Despite losing season, Blazer hockey team is maintaining postive attitude

By Brandon Spratt [email protected] Flashback to Oct. 29—CSB Hockey had just completed a two-game sweep over Northland College (Wis.). At the end of the season nearly four months later, that sweep represents half of the Blazers’ wins this season. If you talk to...
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Pro-choice club denied again

By Morgan McCormack [email protected] After the Students for Life club’s display on the Gorecki wall was vandalized in January, the lack of a pro-choice club on campus was brought to the attention of many students. While CSB/SJU students have right to propose...
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News

CSB/SJU Senate Updates: 2/24/17

By Meredith Jarchow and Gabe Hance [email protected][email protected] The St. Ben’s Senate meeting on Wednesday included two groups requesting allocation of funds. The CSB/SJU Wind Ensemble requested $375 worth of funds for a professional recording session in...
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SJU refugee student to host interfaith talk

By Laura Precourt [email protected] During a time of political polarization, an SJU student and refugee will tell his story, in hopes of bringing a community together. Abdirizak Jama, SJU junior and peace studies and chemistry double major, will lead an...
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Prioress Michaela Hedican retires

By Grace Kilgore [email protected] To many on campus it is bittersweet news to hear that Prioress Michaela Hedican is retiring this June. Hedican—who is fondly known as Sister Michaela by Sisters and Bennies alike—is stepping down from her position as Prioress of...
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Pro-choice club denied again

By Morgan McCormack [email protected] After the Students for Life club’s display on the Gorecki wall was vandalized in January, the lack of a pro-choice club on campus was brought to the attention of many students. While CSB/SJU students have right to propose...
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Crime report released

By Megan Flynn and Hope Mueller [email protected][email protected] A report released in December by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is the first of its kind to measure reported incidents of sexual assaults on college campuses and their outcomes. The...
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Coborn family funds new athletic fields

By Sierra Lammi [email protected] The family who owns the grocery store down the street from CSB is providing campus with more than fresh produce. Dan and Mabel Coborn have pledged $500,000 to CSB for the construction of new athletic fields through the Coborn...
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St. John’s Pottery awarded $51,500 grant

By Lydia Glen [email protected] St. John’s Pottery is a long trek to the edge of St. John’s campus. The ambiance of the studio creates a soothing and homey feel to the simple building that is St. Joseph Hall. The studio is filled with clay creations, most typically...
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Variety

SJU junior turns yearlong dream into an eight book series

By Ellen Bartyzal [email protected] Imagine having a dream where you can’t control a thing. You are placed in an apocalyptic world and vividly witness the experiences of people suffering at the world’s end. It plays like a movie—you are there but you can’t...
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Movie Review: “Moonlight” sheds light on violent realities of those less privileged

By Mikolaj Puszcza-Szydlowski [email protected] “Moonlight’s” director Barry Jenkins set out an uneasy task for himself: depicting different stages of life of a closeted gay man in a black community. Violence is constantly present in the character’s...
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Brew Log: Surly’s hoppy top seller won’t make you furious

By Joseph Mahowald and Kyle Olson [email protected][email protected] We turn our attention this week to a leader in the Minnesotan brewery scene. Surly Brewing Company is one of the largest breweries in the Twin Cities and offers a variety of beers with fun...
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Brew Log: Spilled Grain offers diversity of craft brews

By Joseph Mahowald - [email protected] and Kyle Olson - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] 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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Sports

Reaching the finish: Swim and dive finish seasons with personal bests, including a men’s MIAC Champion

By Kevin Dudley - [email protected] The Johnnie and Blazer swim and dive teams finished their respective seasons Feb. 16-18 at the MIAC Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Johnnies placed fourth out of eight teams, while the Blazers...
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Johnnies frustrated by lack of playoff berth one year after runner-up MIAC finish

By Megan Dierberger [email protected] “Frustrating.” That’s how Head Coach Doug Schueller would describe the Johnnies’ 2016-17 hockey season in one word. “We have one of the deepest teams that I have had in my nine years as head coach here at St. John’s—there...
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Despite losing season, Blazer hockey team is maintaining postive attitude

By Brandon Spratt [email protected] Flashback to Oct. 29—CSB Hockey had just completed a two-game sweep over Northland College (Wis.). At the end of the season nearly four months later, that sweep represents half of the Blazers’ wins this season. If you talk to...
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SJU tennis looks to rally after 0-4 start

By Jack Wozniak - [email protected] With the chill of the winter air being pushed back by a February heat wave, the St. John’s tennis team looks toward their new outdoor courts with patient hope. The Johnnies have had a tough start to their season; they have fallen...
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Injury challenges Blazers: CSB pushes toward playoffs without Newton

By Megan Dierberger - [email protected] 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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Opinion/Editorial

Opinion: Arboretum hammock policies unfair

By Matthew Minnehan and Connor Miller [email protected] [email protected] Sunday, Feb. 19, was like most other Sundays spent on our campus. On Sundays, we are fortunate enough to have the option to forget about the homework we really should be doing in favor...
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Opinion: A cynical look at the administration’s silence

By Lucas Giese [email protected] In response to a letter that was sent on behalf of a number of students concerned with recent events on campus and in the wider political environment, St. John’s President Michael Hemesath argued that as the leader of our...
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Reader’s Letter: CERTS signs offensive to sexual assault survivors

Dear Editor, An open letter to CERTS: Among the new posters that have been put up approximately a week ago, the one that reads “’I didn’t trust my new partner’ —someone in your residence hall, a sexual assault survivor” is very triggering to me as a sexual assault...
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Reader’s Letter: Presidents worried about funding, not students

Dear Editor, On Feb. 8, Presidents Hinton and Hemesath of St. Ben’s and St. John’s respectively, issued a statement regarding current students at CSB/SJU chanting “build that wall” on the Link. After citing Benedictine values and lamenting this unfortunate incident,...
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Opinion: We can no longer dismiss ideologies that we disagree with

By Mackenzie Kuhl [email protected] Many members of our CSB/SJU community have said, or at least thought about saying, that the video of the “build that wall” chant on the Link was not the “correct” way for expressing discontent within the community. I’d like to...
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