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Editorial


You should consume less

You should consume less

By Mike Hartz
October 24th, 2014

At Saint John’s University, there is solar farm. It’s a part of the sustainability initiative at Saint John’s, an initiative which has a whole office dedicated to it. It all sounds rather impressive, and it is certainly a step towards …
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Insufficient justification

Insufficient justification

By Kyle Lamb
October 24th, 2014

I am disappointed in the tone of your letter to the editor in the previous edition of The Record. In light of the recent library restructurings, you stated that the public discourse surrounding the laying off of library staff was …
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Dont’ forget the origin of Halloween in the Halls

Dont’ forget the origin of Halloween in the Halls

By Sr. Louis Wedl
October 24th, 2014

Halloween ghosts and goblins visit CSB Halls for the 25th time on Sunday, October 26. How it all began . Twenty-five years ago this week, no caring parents in the city of St. Joseph would have allowed their children to …
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President respond to restructuring criticism

President respond to restructuring criticism

By Mary Hinton and Michael Hemeseth
October 10th, 2014

As the Presidents of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, we recognize that communal concern about, and compassion for, the treatment of all community members is evidence of the importance of the values on which our institutions …
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Lack of hospitality in library restructuring

Lack of hospitality in library restructuring

By Shelby Weisen
October 10th, 2014

From my first year at the prep school to my junior year of college at CSB, I have heard repeatedly about the Benedictine Values and what it means to live in a Benedictine way. I have tried to exemplify these …
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Our View: Embrace the outdoors, regardless of Outdoor Nation’s ON Campus Challenge

Our View: Embrace the outdoors, regardless of Outdoor Nation’s ON Campus Challenge

By Beth Leipholtz and Tierny Chlan
October 10th, 2014

As CSB/SJU is in the midst of Outdoor Nation’s ON Campus Challenge—and winning by almost triple the points of other schools, at that—we are reminded even more than usual of the beauty of both CSB and SJU’s campuses and the …
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IWL celebrates 10 years and plans to continue with innovative programming

IWL celebrates 10 years and plans to continue with innovative programming

By IWL Leadership Staff
September 12th, 2014

2014 marks 10 years that the IWL has inspired Bennies to become both local and global leaders. We have worked to empower women by creating intentional events, bringing in influential speakers, and engaging students in inclusive dialogue about value-based leadership. …
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Students should be politically engaged in upcoming election

Students should be politically engaged in upcoming election

By Luke Newgaard
September 12th, 2014

With Minnesota primaries completed, candidates will continue their campaigns until voting booths open on November 4th for the 2014 elections. Within Minnesota, offices appearing on general election ballots will include races in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, …
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A busy life does not equate to a difficult one

A busy life does not equate to a difficult one

By Beth Leipholtz and Tierney Chlan
September 12th, 2014

It’s rare to find CSB/SJU students complaining that they have too much time on their hands. With a seemingly endless number of activities, clubs and opportunities available on campus, it’s difficult to be involved in everything that interests us without …
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Reader’s Letter

Reader’s Letter

By
September 5th, 2014

Dear Editor, The crew of First Year Foreward wanted to share the reasons they hopped on board: “Because Johnnies help Johnnies” -Adam Reznick. “Because I’ve been there too” – Hannah Kooima. “Because everyone should feel like they have someone they …
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