Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

By Mady Johnson  – [email protected]
The 100th Politics and a Pint welcomed the return of alumnus Denis McDonough ‘92, former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. The event was held Tuesday, March 14 in Pellegrene Auditorium at St. John’s. Fellow Johnnie alumnus, Dr. Matt Lindstrom ‘92, conducted the interview. Lindstrom is a political science professor at St. John’s and Director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.
Typically, Politics and a Pint is hosted in Brother Willie’s Pub. However, McDonough’s high-profile status and the limited amount of time organizers had to prepare for his arrival required that the session be held in Pellegrene.

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Co-op commemorates five years

Co-op commemorates five years

By Samuel P. Butterfass – [email protected]

The Minnesota Street Market is celebrating its fifth anniversary as St. Joseph’s local food and art co-op.

The co-op opened in 2012 after the closure of a local grocery store that had been family-owned for over 100 years. The grocery store, Loso’s, was named after an original settler of St. Joseph, Peter Loso. His son, Martin Loso, opened the store in 1899. (more…)

Pro-choice club denied again

Pro-choice club denied again

By Morgan McCormack – [email protected]

After the Students for Life club’s display on the Gorecki wall was vandalized in January, the lack of a pro-choice club on campus was brought to the attention of many students. (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…)

Link chant draws protest

Link chant draws protest

 By Sierra Lammi – [email protected]

Six seconds was all it took to send shockwaves through the CSB/SJU community.

On Sunday evening, a video was posted online featuring several SJU students on the Link chanting “build that wall.” (more…)

Final installment of change

Final installment of change

RACHEL KETZ • [email protected]

Alcuin library’s Lower and Basement Levels have reopened with several new features. The Upper Level is set to open Feb. 20.

By Mady Johnson – [email protected]

The start of spring semester marked the re-opening of Alcuin Library after it had been closed for renovations during the fall 2016 semester.

The first portion of restorations, including the Lower and Basement Levels, opened in January. The Upper Level is set to open Feb. 20.

The final installment, an attached Learning Commons, is to be completed by late summer and open to the public in fall 2017. (more…)