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Editorial


Our View: Applause for the senates

Our View: Applause for the senates

February 25th, 2016

Last semester, the executive board of The Record was critical of the senates for the removal of the Collegiate Readership Program (CRP). It was a large financial commitment, so for that reason, we understood. We felt, however, that there was …
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A New Education Era

A New Education Era

By Kaitlyn Ludlow
January 22nd, 2016

We’ve all been there: studying rigorously for an exam and constantly thinking, why are tests so important? Why are such large chunks of our grades based on whether or not we can memorize facts and vocabulary? It all started in …
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Gorecki Curb Herding

Gorecki Curb Herding

By Rebecca Timmons
January 22nd, 2016

It started with a painted black curb labeled “Loading Zone.” It appeared almost overnight to the shock of many. This was serious. Gorecki was finally going to create a line for all those trying to find their way onto the …
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Our View: Saying goodbye to a friend

Our View: Saying goodbye to a friend

By Our View Staff
January 22nd, 2016

For many of us, the highlight of riding the bus was Stickwork. While the seasons changed, Stickwork remained a constant. For current seniors, it was part of the beginning of their college career. For other students, that’s all they’ve known, …
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Neutral prayer space not necessary

Neutral prayer space not necessary

By Roger Lindmark, ‘74
December 4th, 2015

Dear Editor, The front page of The Record on Nov. 13 featured an article about a Johnnie who pled before the St. John’s Senate that SJU, “create a neutral prayer space where students could go to meditate and pray, a …
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dec grads

Our view: Farewell from the December grads

By Gretchen Brown and Nicole Koonce
December 4th, 2015

While our classmates are in carefree senior first semester mode, real-life has already hit us. Sort of. I mean, it will. In, like, three weeks. But it won’t be a carefree three weeks. Heck, it hasn’t been a carefree four …
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A note from the senate presidents

A note from the senate presidents

By Alex Wald and Erin Ryan Mosley
December 4th, 2015

Dear Editor, Before Thanksgiving break, the Record wrote a story regarding the Senate’s decision to cut CRP, and released an opinion statement criticizing the Senate for not sending out a student survey before making the decision to no longer pay …
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Senate moves forward following CRP cuts

Senate moves forward following CRP cuts

By Kaitlyn Ludlow
December 4th, 2015

Dear Editor, In the Record on Nov. 20, there were two articles outlining the fact that the St. Ben’s and St. John’s Senates cut the Collegiate Readership Program (CRP). This was a long time coming and this decision was not …
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Thanksgiving dinner is a St. John’s tradition only

Thanksgiving dinner is a St. John’s tradition only

By Br. Robin Pierzina
December 4th, 2015

Dear Editor, In the Nov. 20 issue of The Record, a writer (“Bennies not welcome at Thanksgiving dinner?”) expressed disappointment with the logistics of the annual student Thanksgiving dinner held at Saint John’s. The writer suggested that the celebration was, …
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Our View: Senate responsibility to constituents

Our View: Senate responsibility to constituents

By Jake Schultz, Gretchen Brown, Nicole Koonce
November 20th, 2015

On Monday, the Senate voted to cut the Collegiate Readership Program (CRP). The Record has made no secret of our fondness for this program, and we are upset with this decision, naturally. However, we are more upset at the apparent …
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