Reader Letter | Pro-choice debate needs civil dialogue, not attacks

Dear Editor,

I’m writing in response to Diana McCarney in the Oct. 27 issue of The Record.

I’m surprised that McCarney, a college graduate, took the time to verbally attack Faye Williams’ opinion. I understand that this is a religious institution that doesn’t value abortion, but believe it or not, people can have differing opinions on controversial topics. Respect and listen to those that disagree with your beliefs. After all, those are Benedictine values, no? (more…)

Our View | Take time for yourself

“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

The snow that fell upon CSB/SJU this week was a cold reminder to us that we are already over halfway through the semester. And as flu season approaches, midterms are already affecting our wellbeing. (more…)

Editor’s Take: The Bennie voice is almost nonexistent in The Record

By Meredith Jarchow
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During our Sunday night budget meetings when the editors meet to discuss what stories will be covered in the upcoming week’s issue, we like to give CSB and SJU equal coverage. That is not always possible depending on what is going on around campus, but we try our best to have equal coverage. But the past few weeks, The Record has been lacking in one specific area: the opinion section. (more…)

Reader Letter | Pro-choice club argument lacks understanding of Benedictine values

Dear Editor,

I write in response to the letter by Faye Williams in the Oct. 13 issue of The Record.

I am a 2002 graduate of the School of Theology and have 25 years of experience in Catholic School education including 13 years as a principal. My extended family has invested 27 years in SJU & CSB education, and my three daughters graduated from CSB and my brother from SJU. (more…)

Our View | Less talking, more listening

“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

Listening is a key tenet of the Benedictine values here at CSB/SJU. However, as recent events have shown, we sometimes choose to rebut before the listening even begins. Even more so, rebut disrespectfully. (more…)