SBS provides free feminine items

By Marisela Weber – [email protected]

The CSB Senate now supplies feminine pads and tampons in women’s bathrooms for free—no strings attached.

St. Ben’s Senate implemented their free feminine hygiene products campaign at SJU in order to create peace of mind for Bennies while also establishing a “homey” environment. (more…)

Students demand inclusivity on campuses

By Samuel Butterfass – [email protected]

After a six-second video of Johnnies chanting “build that wall” on the Link surfaced on Facebook, a group of students brought the schools’ sense of community into question.

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the same day that dual protests in response to the video took place at the Gorecki and Sexton bus stops, the Cultural Affairs Board (CAB) released a list of demands via email to the institutions and the student body. These demands aimed to “work toward inclusivity.” (more…)

50 Years of MPR: Garrison Keillor to perform at CSB

50 Years of MPR: Garrison Keillor to perform at CSB

By Meredith Jarchow – [email protected]
and Katarina Podewils – [email protected]

Few students may know that Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) first aired in Collegeville on Jan. 22, 1967 as KSJR Radio, the St. John’s radio station at the time.

Fewer may know that Garrison Keillor, the starring host of the popular ‘Prairie Home Companion’ variety show, began his career at this same station. (more…)

First stipends awarded from Center for Ethical Leadership in Action

By Karina Mata – [email protected]

Five Bennies were accepted into the first cohort for the Center for Ethical Leadership in Action.

Juniors Nomin Angarag, Theng Yeng Xiong, Padra Xiong, sophomore Lucy Dornbach and first-year Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan will receive stipends for a summer internship from the $10 million gift that was donated anonymously this past fall. (more…)

CSB/SJU Joint Senate Update: 2/17/2017

By Gabe Hance – [email protected]

The CSB/SJU joint Senate meeting, on Feb. 13, began with SJU President Michael Hemesath speaking about the incident on the Link two weeks ago.

He encouraged students to engage in respectful and uncomfortable learning environments in order to have healthy discussion with people of different viewpoints and uphold the Benedictine values in their daily lives. (more…)

St. Joseph’s new government building brings innovative changes

By Laura Precourt – [email protected]

 and Samuel Butterfass –[email protected]

The first project of many planned for the city of St. Joseph has been completed. This past Monday, the new St. Joseph Government Center officially opened its doors.

With their new space on 25 College Avenue, local government officials now have modernized office spaces. (more…)