ETL’s next documentary a work in progress

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ETL’S FACEBOOK PAGE • ETL works on filming their next production with a member of the Red Lake Nation Band of Chippewa Indians (above). The ETL logo is featured below.

By Gabe Hance
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With over 20 different majors, 18 members and hundreds of different ideas,
passions and strong opinions on condiments, the documentarians of Extending the Link (ETL) chose water for their 11th annual featured documentary topic. (more…)

Question & Answer interview with St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein

SAMUEL BUTTERFASS • [email protected] • St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein is hard at work in his office. Chief Klein has worked harder this year to manage St. Joseph by increasing police force and stricter law enforcement.

By Samuel Butterfass
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Police Chief Joel Klein graduated from SJU in 1997 and started his career in law enforcement in 1998 in Albany, MN. He began his work with the St. Joe Police Department as a part time officer in 2001. He started full time in 2004. Klein has been the Police Chief of St. Joe since August of 2013. This semester, the St. Joe Police Department has bumped up enforcement in the community in an effort to cut down on complaints and incidents. (more…)

CSB/SJU among highest in sexual assault cases

By Cormac Quinn and Sierra Lammi
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CSB/SJU had the most sexual assaults reported on campus of any private Minnesota college in 2015, with 21 reports— placing CSB/SJU with the second most reports in the state behind only the University of Minnesota. The report was released last year, and soon the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will release the data for 2016, although the administration does not expect the data to change much. This data is released in the midst of national focus on sexual assault reports, with the most recent concerning the firing of Garrison Keillor from MPR due to sexual misconduct charges. Back at CSB/SJU, the number of sexual assault cases has risen in recent years, but faculty members said that the numbers may not tell the whole story. (more…)

Photo gallery | St. Ben’s celebrates annual Christmas tree lighting

JILLIAN SCHULZ • [email protected]

SIERRA LAMMI • [email protected]

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, students from CSB/SJU celebrated St. Ben’s annual Christmas tree lighting. The event began with a Christmas carol led by the CSB Women’s Choir. Members in the crowd were then invited to sing-along.  On Tuesday, Dec. 28, students from CSB/SJU celebrated St. Ben’s annual Christmas tree lighting. The event began with a Christmas carol led by the CSB Women’s Choir. Members in the crowd were then invited to sing-along.

President Mary Hinton gave a speech about gratitude and student individuality. A count-down initiated by students and community members was chanted throughout the crowd until the tree was lit. Hot chocolate and cookies were then offered to all members after the ceremony.

EMT Squad lacks funding and supplies

JILLIAN SCHULZ • [email protected] • EMTs reach for their supplies while on duty. The EMT Squad is underfunded.

By Lydia Glen
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Trained first responders trained such as the St. John’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Squad respond to incidents across campus despite having low funding.

The EMT squad operates under the umbrella of Life Safety, from which they receive their primary funding and medical supplies, and the two organizations respond to medical emergencies together. (more…)