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Opinion


Swift’s Spotify criticism misguided

Swift’s Spotify criticism misguided

By Marc Mack
November 14th, 2014

In the week since Taylor Swift released 1989, she not only has been the first artist of 2014 to go Platinum but she is also the first one since 2002 to sell more than $1 Million the debut week. This …
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Rights come with responsibilities

Rights come with responsibilities

By Kyle Murray
November 14th, 2014

As a reporter, a writer, and aspiring lawyer, I cannot stress it enough: we cannot allow freedom of speech to be restricted. I believe in the First Amendment, the freedom of speech and press. The right to speak and express …
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Ten facts that will make you a more informed citizen

Ten facts that will make you a more informed citizen

By Chris Heitzig
November 14th, 2014

1) The median income in Minnesota is $60,907, compared to a national figure of $51,939. The unemployment rate in Minnesota is 4.1% compared to 5.8% nationally. 2) Approximately 57% of American undergraduates are female. This disparity is true at any …
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Perpetuating Sexism

Perpetuating Sexism

By Olivia Rodriguez
November 14th, 2014

The following is a dissent from Mr. Murray’s 11-7 opinion piece, in response to Ms. Myer’s opinion piece from 10-31 I have found issues with last week’s opinion piece. What I disagree with is the perspective and its subsequent thoughts. …
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CSB makes SJU grad into a better Johnnie

CSB makes SJU grad into a better Johnnie

By John Bruns
October 31st, 2014

St.Bens, Thank you for making me a better Johnnie. As a Saint John’s alum, and soon to be former employee of St. Ben’s, I wanted to take this moment to express my gratitude to the St. Ben’s community; the students, …
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As elections approach, remember not to overlook Sheriff position

As elections approach, remember not to overlook Sheriff position

By Luke Newgaard
October 31st, 2014

The midterm elections are upon us and voting day is less than one week away. During this election, voters will have the task to elect the people they believe will best represent their interests and rights. An important vote that …
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With “Guardians of the Galaxy” release, Disney proves capable of producing quality sci-fi films

With “Guardians of the Galaxy” release, Disney proves capable of producing quality sci-fi films

By Marc Mack
October 31st, 2014

As a kid, I remember watching the old Batman and the Spider-Man movies with my dad. I got into the comics a bit, but never took the time to know every detail. My perception of superheroes, specifically Marvel, changed when …
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Don’t lose sight behind the real meaning behind the Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge

Don’t lose sight behind the real meaning behind the Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge

By Nate Ley
October 31st, 2014

We are now into the fifth week of eight in Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge, a national competition pitting the ten “Most Outdoorsy” colleges and universities in the country for the title of the Most Outdoorsy School, a brand new gear …
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Addressing the private college student financial stereotype

Addressing the private college student financial stereotype

By Alicia Vargas
October 31st, 2014

If I received a $100 bill for the number of times an individual has spoken the words, “You go to St. Ben’s? Your parents must be pretty rich to pay that bill,” I’d be rich. While some Bennies do receive …
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Questions raised about library layoffs

Questions raised about library layoffs

By Michael Swearingen
October 24th, 2014

In what administrator’s call a restructuring process three Alcuin library employees were laid off from SJU. These layoffs have upset me as well as many faculty members. On Tuesday Sept. 30, Don Neu, Janice Rod and Victoria Weisen were notified …
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