Reader Letter | Johnnies should care about gender issues

Dear Editor,

I care deeply about St. Ben’s and St. John’s, and about each individual who comes here.

One of the biggest reasons why is here at CSB/SJU, students have incredible opportunities to discover and engage in their passions. In my time here, I have gotten to do and learn a great deal, and much of that learning has come from the passions and interests of other students. (more…)

Reader Letter | Don’t grow complacent on the environment

Dear Editor,

I participated in the Watch Your Waste Challenge last week as part of the Week of Sustainability, collecting the trash I generate instead of throwing it away. It was meant to demonstrate how much waste we export beyond our peripheries, but instead, highlighted an achievement for students at SJU: this was the first time they have access to organics recycling. (more…)

Reader Letter | CSB Residential Life addresses concerns

Dear Editor,

The CSB Residential Life professional staff would like to acknowledge formally and respond to the “Beyond the Paycheck” series article discussing our department and the experience of our student staff. We view ourselves as
educators with a deep commitment to our continued learning and development, as well as that of our students. We want to acknowledge that implicit and explicit bias is a real part of life on this campus, especially for underrepresented students. We also want to validate the experiences of our hard-working student staff members and the perceptions that they have of our department. (more…)

Our View | Be thankful for the stress that we have

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

By Meredith Jarchow, Sean Kelly, Brett Zallek and Nick Swanson

It’s that time of the year when students across campus are gearing up for Thanksgiving while simultaneously scrambling to finish up midterms and start final projects and papers. (more…)

Reader Letter | Donald Trump has utterly failed the American people

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to the article in the most recent issue of The Record that talked about student’s reactions to Donald Trump’s presidency. I believe it is time for Republicans on this campus, and across the nation, to admit that Donald Trump has utterly failed. This country is worse off in every metric. Our country is more divided than it was a year ago, and our reputation as a leader is worse than it was a year ago. (more…)

Reader Letter | Stop cherry-picking Benedictine values

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter not in response to any particular opinion I have seen expressed on campus, but rather many. It seems like whenever an argument is made, there is always an effort to tie it back to one (or more) Benedictine values. While they are a helpful guide what we want to model our community here at CSB/SJU after, I believe they are becoming a bit of a buzzword with issues on campus.  (more…)