Our View: McDonough’s talk—excitement coupled with disappointment

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Megan Flynn, Editor-in-Chief – [email protected]
Hope Mueller, Managing Editor – [email protected]
Ellen Bartyzal, Managing Editor – [email protected]
Brendan Klein, Opinion/Editorial Editor – [email protected]

Both St. Ben’s and St. John’s have been home to many great minds, including Denis McDonough ‘92. McDonough served as President Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff for four years, an esteemed position in government. Even if students weren’t aware that a fellow Johnnie helped advise the President of the United States on the inner workings of the nation it’s hard to ignore after last week’s Politics and a Pint. (more…)

Our View: Sprinting into Spring Break, relaxation

“Our view” is prepared by the Executive board and should be considered the institutional voice of The Record

Megan Flynn, Editor-in-Chief – [email protected]
Hope Mueller, Managing Editor – [email protected]
Ellen Bartyzal, Managing Editor – [email protected]
Brendan Klein, Opinion/Editorial Editor – [email protected]

Let’s be honest, spring break cannot come soon enough. Said everyone ever.

We are all ready to begin packing suitcases instead of knowledge for midterms.

In the words of the NBC show Parks and Recreation, it is time to “treat yo’ self.” (more…)

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, the presidents then quickly moved on to a general call for open and free exchange of ideas. They ask for CSB/SJU students to be models of civil discourse. (more…)