Remembering banned books week

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

During this Banned Books Week, many people have raised the question of whether or not we even need to celebrate it. After all, surely censorship and banning books is a thing of the past? It seems not. The American Library Association released their list of “Frequently Challenged or Banned Young Adult Fiction” for the year, […]

The trouble with the top Republican party candidates

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Why do we continue to support politicians who have no experience in the field? Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and most notably Donald Trump are all running for the Republican nomination and are all polling in the top five. Qualified candidates like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich continue to poll behind the three aforementioned […]

Dealing with party culture

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Party culture. It’s something that is present on college campuses everywhere. The media presents it as a rite of passage into collegiate life. But is that true? Is drinking and party culture an inevitable evil or something college students actually enjoy? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that four out of every […]

Young people losing connection to nature

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Think of the first time you met nature. I’m not talking about the first time you saw the giraffes at the zoo, or when you looked out your window and saw a squirrel. I mean, when did you first meet nature? I think most of us here at St. John’s and St. Ben’s would attest […]

Anatomy of defeat

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

This weekend, something happened that, frankly, doesn’t happen to CSB/SJU students often. We lost. Well, the football team lost. But the thousands of people at the “SportsCenter” broadcast and the football game tell me that the football team is more than just the athletes on the field. More than 212 players and coaches were on […]

A new chapter in the book of life

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Our life is a book. There is a beginning, end and in between stories tell the journey from when we came to what we are now. Since the day we were born, we have been adding to our book of stories. For many of us, CSB/SJU has become a chapter fixed within this book. For […]

Weight training is not just for men, ladies

Friday, September 18th, 2015

I really appreciate how St. Ben’s creates strong, independent women—women who can overcome gender discrimination and make a difference. There is one area where CSB students are behind the times, and it is in the fitness center. Obviously, I’m a guy, so I have my own biases and I have no idea what it’s like […]

Self-discovery is the result of spontaneous living

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Whether you are just beginning your college experience, nearing the end, or somewhere in the middle, there is a piece of advice that you may not have heard yet. I have a mere three months left in my college career, and it has recently dawned on me that I don’t always need to have a […]

Bucket Lists

Friday, September 18th, 2015

If you’re anything like me, you need a list to remember everything: when to go to class, where your meeting takes place, whose birthday is next week, and what foods to pick up at the grocery store. While these lists are satisfying to check off, they aren’t really exciting at all. On the other hand, […]

One Sport Wonders

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Today our young athletes are pressured to pick one sport and stick with it. Long gone are the days where kids would play two, maybe even three sports. It has become increasingly easy to play just one sport all year with the availability of year-round camps and indoor/outdoor facilities. The desire to plays sports can […]

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