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…)

Study abroad fair highlights new programs

Study abroad fair highlights new programs

By Charly Frisk
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During​ ​fall​ ​semester​ ​at​ ​the College​ ​of​ ​St.​ ​Benedict​ ​and​ ​St.​ ​John’s​ ​University,​ ​students are​ ​guaranteed​ ​certain​ ​seasonal​ ​gems​—​the​ ​explosion​ ​of​ ​golden​ ​fall​ ​color,​ ​the​ ​unfortunate midterm season,​ ​the​ ​gradual​
​decline​ ​of​ ​warm​ ​temperatures​ ​and​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new short-term​ ​study​ ​abroad​ ​programs. (more…)

Senate Updates 10/13/17

St. John’s Senate

By Ben Pults
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This past Monday night, many CSB/SJU students pulled themselves away from the Vikings-Bears Monday Night Football game to attend the St. John’s Senate’s (SJS) most recent meeting. President Jack Cummings welcomed the large number of people there. (more…)