Fine for alcohol violations raised

ALEX RUDELIUS • [email protected] • A group of CSB/SJU students enjoy drinks at Sal’s, a bar in St. Joseph. Bars like Sal’s have seen higher law enforcement.

By Emily Renteria
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We have always been discouraged from breaking the rules, but now the city of St. Joseph has had to deal with some rule-breakers.

St. Joseph residents and bars are looking at a potential increase of alcohol violation fees, specifically for underage drinking. The penalty for a minor’s first violation is currently set at $150 and $500 for bars, but the St. Joseph City Council is likely to make some changes after 10 years of neglecting to revise these sanctions. (more…)

SJU surpasses expectations in recent capital campaign

SIERRA LAMMI • [email protected] • Several alumni and faculty members were present for the celebration of the campaign. The event was held in the Alcuin Library as a thank you to all those who donated and helped make this campaign possible.

By Cullen Trobec
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This past week, St. John’s University announced the end of the most successful
capital campaign in the school’s history: Forward Ever Forward. In total, the campaign raised over $188 million for the future of St. John’s, surpassing the
initial goal of $160 million. (more…)

Volunteers help cultivate trees

Volunteers help cultivate trees

By Cormac Quinn
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There was an oak from 1776 behind the Sugar Shack until a couple years ago. This is why efforts to restore oak trees have begun on the SJU campus; young oak trees have often had difficulty reaching maturity in the SJU Arboretum. To protect these young trees, more than 500 mats were placed around young oak trees recently. (more…)

Student-police relations in St. Joseph raise concerns

Student-police relations in St. Joseph raise concerns

By Meredith Jarchow and Sean Kelly
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St. Joseph Police enforcement has more than doubled on weekends recently after residents complained about CSB/SJU student behavior. The number of officers on duty to patrol the downtown area and respond to callers has increased from two to three officers, to five to eight, depending on the weekend according to St. Joseph Chief of Police Joel Klein. (more…)

Opinion: I came out as gay and it’s okay for you to as well

By Nick Swanson
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For the longest time, I determined that who I am was not who I wanted to be. I dug myself into a hole and surrounded myself with a fortress built on a lie.

For this, I did not accept who I was.

The truth is, I am gay. Fear caused me not to be true to myself. Fear of my family, friends and others I deeply respected would cast me out as someone different. That their perceptions of me would alter the framework of our relationship. (more…)

National Coming Out Day provides freedom

National Coming Out Day provides freedom

By Sierra Lammi
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On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the nation celebrated National Coming Out Day to support members of the LGBTQ+ community coming out with their sexual identity.

There are many different sexual identities on the CSB/SJU campuses, and in honor of National Coming Out day four CSB/SJU students shared their stories of what it was like coming out to friends, family and members of the CSB/SJU community. (more…)